[Humanist] 25.942 events: Turing Centenary; computational linguistics for literature

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 942.
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  [1]   From:    Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>                (37)
        Subject: Call for Participation: NAACL workshop on Computational
                Linguistics for Literature

  [2]   From:    S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                   (126)
        Subject: CiE 2012: Turing Centenary Conference, Cambridge - Final
                Call for Presentations

        Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 23:59:58 -0400
        From: Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>
        Subject: Call for Participation: NAACL workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Call for Participation

Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Co-located with

The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for 
Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

June 8, 2012

Montréal, Québec, Canada

The NAACL workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature invites 
all and sundry. You will be educated, entertained and maybe even 
surprised. See you in Montreal on June 8, 2012. The details -- workshop 
program and other requisite trivia -- appear at


Let us entice you with the titles:

"Computing and the Literary Landscape"
"Unsupervised Stylistic Segmentation of Poetry with Change Curves and 
Extrinsic Features"
"A Computational Analysis of Style, Sentiment, and Imagery in 
Contemporary Poetry"
"Computational Analysis of Referring Expressions in Narratives of 
Picture Books"
"Towards a Literary Machine Translation: The Role of Referential 
"Function Words for Chinese Authorship Attribution"
"Aligning Bilingual Literary Works: a Pilot Study"
"Social Network Analysis of Alice in Wonderland"
"A Dictionary of Wisdom and Wit: Learning to Extract Quotable Phrases"
"Authorship attribution with phrase-structure fragments"
"Digitizing 18th-Century French Literature: Comparing transcription 
methods for a critical edition text"
"Trend Analyses in Harper's Bazaar"
"Towards a computational approach to literary text analysis"
"Mining wisdom"
"A pilot Quranic Arabic PropBank annotation experiment"

Anna, David, Stan, Rada

Anna Kazantseva
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Ottawa
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

        Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 01:11:29 +0100
        From: S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: CiE 2012: Turing Centenary Conference, Cambridge - Final Call for Presentations



         Computability in Europe 2012: How the World Computes
                      University of Cambridge
                     Cambridge, 18-23 June 2012

CiE 2012 is one of three major international Turing Centenary Celebrations. 
CiE 2012 offers researchers an opportunity to actively participate in 
this remarkable year of activities. 

deadline of MAY 11th 2012. 

For submission details, see:

Authors will be notified of acceptance, usually within two weeks of

All accepted papers become eligible for consideration for post-conference
journals: COMPUTABILITY will consider journal versions of papers presented
at CiE conferences as a general rule; and there will be special issues of
Logical Methods in Computer Science (LMCS), Annals of Pure and Applied
Logic (APAL) and the Journal of Computational Biology.

CiE 2012 CONFERENCE TOPICS include, but not exclusively -
* Admissible sets
* Algorithms
* Analog computation
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata theory
* Bioinformatics
* Classical computability and degree structures
* Cognitive science and modelling
* Complexity classes
* Computability theoretic aspects of programs
* Computable analysis and real computation
* Computable structures and models
* Computational and proof complexity
* Computational biology
* Computational creativity
* Computational learning and complexity
* Computational linguistics
* Concurrency and distributed computation
* Constructive mathematics
* Cryptographic complexity
* Decidability of theories
* Derandomization
* DNA computing
* Domain theory and computability
* Dynamical systems and computational models
* Effective descriptive set theory
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Finite model theory
* Formal aspects of program analysis
* Formal methods
* Foundations of computer science
* Games
* Generalized recursion theory
* History of computation
* Hybrid systems
* Higher type computability
* Hypercomputational models
* Infinite time Turing machines
* Kolmogorov complexity
* Lambda and combinatory calculi
* L-systems and membrane computation
* Machine learning
* Mathematical models of emergence
* Molecular computation
* Morphogenesis and developmental biology
* Multi-agent systems
* Natural Computation
* Neural nets and connectionist models
* Philosophy of science and computation
* Physics and computability
* Probabilistic systems
* Process algebras and concurrent systems
* Programming language semantics
* Proof mining and applications
* Proof theory and computability
* Proof complexity
* Quantum computing and complexity
* Randomness
* Reducibilities and relative computation
* Relativistic computation
* Reverse mathematics
* Semantics and logic of computation
* Swarm intelligence and self-organisation
* Type systems and type theory
* Uncertain Reasoning
* Weak systems of arithmetic and applications

We particularly welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as
bioinformatics and natural computation, where they have a basic connection
with computability.

CiE 2012 will have a special relationship to the scientific legacy of Alan
Turing, reflected in the broad theme: How the World Computes, with all its
different layers of meaning. Contributions which are directly related to
the visionary and seminal work of Turing will be particularly welcome.


* Samson Abramsky (Oxford)             * Pieter Adriaans (Amsterdam)
* Franz Baader (Dresden)               * Arnold Beckmann (Swansea)
* Mark Bishop (London)                 * Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
* Luca Cardelli (Cambridge)            * Douglas Cenzer (Gainesville)
* S Barry Cooper (Leeds, Co-chair)     * Ann Copestake (Cambridge)
* Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, Co-chair)     * Solomon Feferman (Stanford)
* Bernold Fiedler (Berlin)             * Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire)
* Martin Hyland (Cambridge)            * Marcus Hutter (Canberra)
* Viv Kendon (Leeds)                   * Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford)
* Ming Li (Waterloo)                   * Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam)
* Angus MacIntyre (London)             * Philip Maini (Oxford)
* Larry Moss (Bloomington)             * Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur)
* Damian Niwinski (Warsaw)             * Dag Normann (Oslo)
* Prakash Panangaden (Montreal)        * Jeff Paris (Manchester)
* Brigitte Pientka (Montreal)          * Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich)
* Wilfried Sieg (Carnegie Mellon)      * Mariya Soskova (Sofia)
* Bettina Speckmann (Eindhoven)        * Christof Teuscher (Portland)
* Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam)      * Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht)
* Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers (European and
non-European) in computability related areas to submit abstracts of their
proposed presentations (in PDF-format, max 1 page) for CiE 2012. We
particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of
the research community.

The conference is sponsored by the ASL, EACSL, EATCS, Elsevier, the IET,
IFCoLog, King's College Cambridge, Science Magazine, The University of
Cambridge, the Isaac Newton Institute, IOS Press, and Microsoft Research.

For a small poster to download and display:

Contact: Anuj Dawar - anuj.dawar(at)cl.cam.ac.uk or cie-2012 at cl.cam.ac.uk

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