[Humanist] 27.644 events: ontology; linguistics; archaeology; cultural heritage; genetics

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 21 10:19:43 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 644.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>               (77)
        Subject: DATeCH 2014 - Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage:
                2nd Call for papers

  [2]   From:    Anne Jamieson <A.K.Jamieson at LEEDS.AC.UK>                  (43)
        Subject: Symposium: "Nurturing Genetics", Leeds, 29 June-2 July 2014

  [3]   From:    Till Mossakowski <mossakow at iws.cs.uni-magdeburg.de>      (131)
        Subject: CfP: Ontology competition at FOIS 2014 (Formal Ontology in
                Information Systems)

  [4]   From:    "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>                     (187)
        Subject: First CFP: 3rd Workshop on LINKED DATA IN LINGUISTICS (LDL-
                2014): Multilingual Knowledge Resources and Natural Language

  [5]   From:    "Downs, Mary" <mdowns at neh.gov>                            (16)
        Subject: NEH at AIA/APA

        Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:26:54 +0100
        From: Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>
        Subject: DATeCH 2014 - Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage: 2nd Call for papers

Call for papers: Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage (DATeCH) 2014

Madrid 19-20 May, 2014

The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and
practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation,
transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.

  Important dates

  * 7 January 2014 - Paper submission deadline
  * 28 February 2014 - Decision notification
  * 31 March 2014 - Camera-ready papers due
  * 19-20 May 2014 - Conference

  Target audience

The workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together
participants engaged in the following areas:

  * Text digitization and OCR.
  * Digital humanities.
  * Image and document analysis.
  * Digital libraries and library science.
  * Applied computational linguistics.
  * Crowdsourcing.
  * Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific
goals listed above, such as:

  * OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.
  * Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
  * Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
  * Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
  * Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).
  * Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in
    digital humanities.
  * Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
  * Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in
    digital humanities.
  * Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.
  * Data created with mobile devices.
  * Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
  * Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and
    born digital scholarly data resources.


The conference will take place in the Biblioteca Nacional de España
(Madrid), in the framework of the Digitisation Days
 http://www.succeed-project.eu/digitisation-days  (19-20 May, 2014)
organised by the Succeed Support Action.



The following criteria will be applied to all communications submitted
to DATeCH 2014 (http://datech2014.info/submissions
 http://datech2014.org/submissions ):

  * Only original material will be accepted.
  * All communications will be peer reviewed and published in the
    proceedings of the conference.
  * The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an
    extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in
    an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).


For additional information, please visit www.datech2014.info
 http://www.datech2014.info  or send an email to datech at digitisation.eu
<mailto:datech at digitisation.eu>


DATeCH 2014 is supported by: 



Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
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37073 Göttingen (Heynehaus) 

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        Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:42:26 +0000
        From: Anne Jamieson <A.K.Jamieson at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Symposium: "Nurturing Genetics", Leeds, 29 June-2 July 2014
        In-Reply-To: <DF8544A06E8C474DA98508A47B2600A305BBE3663529 at HERMES7.ds.leeds.ac.uk>

[The following is not obviously in digital humanities, but any event at which Evelyn Fox Keller speaks qualifies for her characteristic attention to the language of science, esp in the life sciences. --WM]


An international and interdisciplinary symposium
University of Leeds, 29 June-2 July 2014

To mark both the upcoming centenary of The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (1915) by T. H. Morgan et al. and the completion of the Leeds-based Genetics Pedagogies Project, which has developed and trialled a de-Mendelized genetics curriculum, the Project team is hosting a three-day symposium on a century of change in and out of genetics, featuring talks from scholars across the disciplines.  In keeping with the ambitions of the project, gene-environment interaction and its complexities will be in the foreground throughout.

The symposium will take place at Devonshire Hall, near the University of Leeds campus, from the afternoon of Monday 30 June to the morning of Wednesday 2 July 2014.  The opening keynote address will be given by Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT).  The full programme is appended below.

All are welcome, though space is limited, and registration in advance is required.  To register, or for more information, please email the Project Fellow, Dr Annie Jamieson, at A.K.Jamieson at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:A.K.Jamieson at leeds.ac.uk> .  The registration fee, which includes a wine reception, lunch, and tea/coffee throughout, is £30.00.  Affordable accommodation is available on-site.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this email to colleagues and students who may be interested.


Monday 30th June

15:00                   Registration and check-in to accommodation
17:00                   Prof. Gregory Radick (HPS, Leeds): Welcome/Introduction
17:30           Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (STS, MIT):  "From Gene Action to Reactive Genomes"
18:30-19:30             Reception (wine and canapés)

19:30 onwards   Dinner at local restaurant/s

Tuesday 1st July

Session 1: Eugenics and its Legacies

09:30           Dr. Chris Renwick (History, York): "Alexander Carr Saunders, Julian Huxley and Gene-Environment Interaction in Interwar British Sociology"
10:15           Dr. James Tabery (Philosophy, Utah): "Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: Its Rise, Its Fall, Its Rise?"

11:00           Coffee

Session 2:  Hybridizations: Genetics, Agriculture, Medicine

11:30           Dr. Helen Curry (HPS, Cambridge): "Creation versus Conservation: Competing Strategies for the Management of Genetic Diversity in 20th-Century Agriculture"
12:15           Dr. Steve Sturdy (STS, Edinburgh): "Making Genomic Medicine: New Knowledge, New Politics"

13:00           Lunch

Session 3: Towards a Better Handling of Complexity in the Clinic

14:00           Prof. Gholson Lyon (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory): "Genetic Complexity and Neuropsychiatric Disorders"
14:45           Dr. Barbara Potrata (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences): "After the Diagnosis: The Impact of Genetic Diagnosis"

15:30           Coffee

Session 4: Towards a Better Handling of Complexity in the Classroom

16:00           Dr. Niklas Gericke (Environment and Life Sciences, Karlstad): "Epistemological Foundations for Genetics Education: The Issue of Conceptual Variation and Multiple Models"
16:45           Dr. Annie Jamieson (HPS, Leeds): "Leave the Monk in the Garden: Results of the Genetics Pedagogies Project"

17:30           End

19:30           Gala Conference Dinner

Wednesday 2nd July

09:30           Roundtable/Discussion sessions
11:00           Coffee/ End

Wed PM Optional excursion to the Yorkshire spa town of Ilkley for lunch and a talk plus, weather permitting,  brief walking tour related to Darwin's visit there in 1859
   (contact Annie Jamieson for further details)


For more on the Genetics Pedagogies Project, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/homepage/399/the_genetics_pedagogies_project

For more on the Leeds Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/40006/centre_for_history_and_philosophy_of_science

Funding for this symposium, and for the Project, has been generously provided by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, University of Cambridge, as part of its Uses and Abuses of Biology programme.  For more on the programme, see http://www.uabgrants.org/

And finally, for the anniversary minded: note that 2015 will also mark 150 years after Gregor Mendel gave two talks in Brünn on his remarkable experiments in plant hybridization.

        Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:57:24 +0000
        From: Till Mossakowski <mossakow at iws.cs.uni-magdeburg.de>
        Subject: CfP: Ontology competition at FOIS 2014 (Formal Ontology in Information Systems)
        In-Reply-To: <DF8544A06E8C474DA98508A47B2600A305BBE3663529 at HERMES7.ds.leeds.ac.uk>


Ontology competition
at the 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information 
FOIS 2014, September 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



FOIS papers often refer to ontologies which are not publicly available, 
or to ontologies whose relations to other ontologies are not clearly 

The aim of the FOIS 2014 ontology competition is (1) to encourage 
ontology authors to make their ontologies publicly available and (2) to 
subject them to evaluation according to a set of pre-determined criteria.

Submission is not restricted to ontologies accompanying FOIS research 

The criteria to be used in the competition were identified at the 
Ontology Summit 2013 and summarized at 

Informal Criteria

1. Can ontologically naive speakers understand the ontology and agree 
with one another as well as with the ontology engineers about its design 
and the meaning of its terms? (Intelligibility)
2. Does the ontology accurately represent its domain? (Fidelity)
3. Is the ontology well-built and are design decisions followed 
consistently? (Craftsmanship)
4. Does the representation of the domain fit the requirements for its 
intended use? (Fitness)
5. Does the deployed ontology meet the requirements of the information 
system of which it is part? (Deployability)

Logically formalizable criteria

6. Is the ontology consistent?
7. Does the ontology satisfy its intended consequences?
8. Do intended models satisfy the ontology?
9. Has the ontology been aligned/linked with other ontologies?
10. Has an OWL version of the ontology been (formally) linked to a FOL 

Criteria for links

11. Do links represent an interesting logical relationship between 
12. Do links relate domain and foundational ontologies?
13. Do links provide a logical relation between different versions of 
one ontology formulated in different languages?
14. Do links provide the basis for an interesting combination of ontologies?

Each paper should  a non-empty subset of these criteria. Papers 
suggesting ways to detail these criteria are welcome as well, as long as 
they are accompanied by some sample ontology submitted for evaluation.

Each submission should consist of


1. one or more ontologies, and possibly links between these, and
2. a paper describing the ontologies, addressing at least some of the 
above criteria.

or B:

1. one or more links between existing ontologies, and
2. a paper describing the links, addressing at least some of the above 

The paper can either be a regular FOIS paper (that then will be
reviewed both within the main FOIS conference and in the competition
track, with independent acceptance decision), or a short paper
focusing on the description of the ontology/ontologies (and possibly
links) that is reviewed only in the competition track.

Note that links may be formulated as alignments in the ontology
alignment format, see  http://alignapi.gforge.inria.fr/format.html.
However, the focus of the competition will not be on
mapping individual terms, but on links carrying also some logical
relation between the axioms of the involved ontologies, like
e.g. theory interpretations.
Logical links between versions in different languages (e.g. OWL and FOL) 
are of particular interest.

Submissions may have been published previously, but any prior publication
must be cited in the paper. However, the verbatim reproduction of previous
work is not encouraged - and submissions should explicitly address
as many of the fourteen above-mentioned criteria as possible.

At the conference, the best submission(s) will be rewarded a prize.


Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014
Ontology/Link Submission Deadline: March 10, 2014
Notification: May 5, 2014
Ontology and Paper Final Version Due: June 30, 2014
Conference Dates: September, 22-26, 2014


Ontologies, links and the paper should be submitted simultaneously.
Ontologies and links should be uploaded to some repository of the Open 
Ontology Repository initiative, see http://www.oor.net
Whilst these repositories share common goals, they have different
specialisations: some support exclusively OWL and related languages,
whilst the COLORE repository focuses on Common Logic, and the
Ontohub.org repository specialises on supporting a variety of
languages. Moreover, some repositories are more domain-specific,
e.g. Bioportal focuses on biomedical ontologies, etc. In any case, all
submissions will be mirrored at one site in order to give reviewers
(and later FOIS participants) a compact access to the ontologies and
links. Submitters should contact mossakow at iws.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
for details about how to add their ontologies and links to some

Submitted short papers must not exceed 6 pages (including the
bibliography). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF
format. Submission should be prepared in accordance with the IOS
ormatting guidelines found at


The Easychair submission page can be found at (please select the 
competition track):


Short papers will be published within the FOIS proceedings volume in the 
IOS Press series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'.


Competition committee:
Aldo Gangemi (Université Paris 13 & CNR-ISTC, France)
Barry Smith (The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Christoph Benzmüller (FU Berlin, Germany)
Fabian Neuhaus (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Florian Probst (SAP Research, Germany)
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA & LIG, France)
Matthew    Horridge (Stanford University, USA)
Michael    Gruninger (University of Toronto, Canada)
Oliver Kutz (University of Bremen, Germany)
Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)
Till Mossakowski (University of Magdeburg, Germany) (chair)
Vinay Chaudhri (SRI International, Menlo Park, USA)

        Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:17:10 +0200
        From: "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>
        Subject: First CFP: 3rd Workshop on LINKED DATA IN LINGUISTICS (LDL-2014): Multilingual Knowledge Resources and Natural Language Processing
        In-Reply-To: <20131219112434.394257AA0 at digitalhumanities.org>

First Call for Papers
3rd Workshop on LINKED DATA IN LINGUISTICS (LDL-2014): Multilingual 
Knowledge Resources and Natural Language Processing

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Reykjavik (Iceland)
Collocated with the 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference 

The explosion of information technology has led to a substantial
growth in quantity, diversity and complexity of linguistic data
accessible on the Web. The lack of interoperability between linguistic
and language resources represents a major challenge that needs to be
addressed, in particular, if information from different sources is to
be combined, such as machine-readable lexicons, corpus data and
terminology repositories. The Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL)
workshop series provides a forum to discuss these types of resources,
strategies to address issues of interoperability between them,
protocols to distribute, access and integrate this information and
technologies and infrastructures developed on this basis.

The goal of the workshop is twofold. First, we will assemble
researchers from various fields of linguistics, natural language
processing, knowledge management and information technology to present
and discuss principles, case studies, and best practices for
representing, publishing and linking mono- and multilingual
linguistic and knowledge data collections, including corpora,
grammars, dictionaries, wordnets, translation memories, domain
specific ontologies etc. In this sense, we particularly invite
contributions discussing the application of the Linked Open Data
paradigm to linguistic data as it might provide an important step
towards making linguistic data:
i) easily and uniformly queryable,
ii) interoperable and
iii) sharable over the Web using open standards such as the HTTP
protocol and the RDF data model [1].

The adaptation of some processes and best practices to multilingual
linguistic resources and knowledge bases acquires also new relevance
in this context. Some processes may need to be modified to accommodate
the publication of resources that contain information in several
languages. Also the linking process between linguistic resources in
different languages poses important research questions, as well as the
development and application of freely available knowledge bases and
crowdsourcing to compensate the lack of publicly accessible language
resources for various languages.

Secondly, we will provide researchers on natural language processing
and semantic web technologies a platform to present case studies and
best practices on the exploitation of linguistic resources exposed on
the Web for Natural Language Processing applications, or other
content-centered applications such as content analytics, knowledge
extraction, etc. The availability of massive linked open knowledge
resources raises the question how such data can be suitably employed
to facilitate different NLP tasks and research questions. Following
the tradition of earlier LDL workshops, we encourage contributions to
the Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud [2] and research on this
basis. In particular, this pertains to contributions that demonstrate
an added value resulting from the combination of linked datasets and
ontologies as a source for semantic information with linguistic
resources published according to as linked data principles. Another
important question to be addressed in the workshop is how Natural
Language Processing techniques can be employed to further facilitate
the growth and enrichment of linguistic resources on the Web.

The intended audience includes linguists, NLP engineers and
researchers from any field of computer science interested in the
application of Semantic Web formalisms and related technologies to
language data, empirically-working linguists and lexicographers
interested in the representation, exchange and interlinking of
knowledge resources, linguistic data and metadata, and developers of
infrastructures for linguistic data and other researchers with an
interest in both aspects.

Background and History
This workshop brings together two community efforts, the Open
Linguistics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OWLG), and
the W3C Ontology-Lexica Community Group. LDL-2014 is also supported by
a recently started EU Support Action: LIDER (Linked Data as an enabler
of cross-media and multilingual content analytics for enterprises
across Europe), which aims to provide an ecosystem for the
establishment of linguistic linked open data, as well as media
resources metadata, for a free and open exploitation of such resources
in multilingual, cross-media content analytics across Europe.

The workshop is continuing a series of workshops on the application of
the Linked Data paradigm to linguistic data that have been initiated
and organized by the Open Linguistics Working Group: The First
Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2012) was conducted in
March 2012 at the University of Frankfurt am Main/Germany, and
collocated with the 34th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics
Society (DGfS-2012). The Workshop on Multilingual Linked Open Data for
Enterprises (MLODE-2012) was conducted in September 2012 at the
University of Leipzig/Germany, and collocated with the 3rd Conference
on Software Agents and Services for Business, Research and E-Science
(SABRE-2012). The Second Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics
(LDL-2013) was conducted in Sep 2013 at CNR in Pisa/Italy, and
collocated with the 6th International Conference on the Generative
Lexicon (GL2013).

Linguistic Linked Data Challenge
There is a data challenge associated to the Linguistic Linked Data
Workshop. In addition to regular workshop papers, we will accept
dataset description of 4-6 pages describing new linguistic dataset
published on the web as linked data. These linguistic datasets
include, but are not limited to, lexica, terminologies, semantic
networks, annotated and parallel corpora, multimodal resources,
typological databases and linguistic metadata. The data challenge
committee will review and evaluate data according to four dimensions,
with prizes of up to -700, funded by the LIDER project, awarded to the
highest scoring datasets.
The criteria for the Linguistic Linked Data Challenge include:

- Availability
    - Use of Linked Data and RDF.
    - Hosted on a publicly accessible server and be available both
during the    period of the evaluation and beyond.
    - Use of an open license.
- Quality of Resource
    - Represents useful linguistic information.
    - Reuses relevant standards and models.
    - Contains multiple levels of annotation.
- Linking
    - Links to external resources.
    - Reuse of existing properties and categories.
- Impact/usefulness of the resource
    - Relevant and likely to be reused by many researchers in NLP and
wider fields.
    - Uses linked data to improve the quality of and access to the resource.

Details of the challenge will be announced in a separate call for
contributions, see http://ldl2014.org/challenge.html for up-to-date

Topics of interest
We invite contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics:

1. Use cases and project proposals for the creation, publication or
application of linguistic data collections that are linked with other
2. Modelling linguistic data and metadata with OWL and/or RDF
3. Ontologies for linguistic data and metadata collections as well as cross-
lingual retrieval
4. Descriptions of data sets following Linked Data principles
5. Applications of such data, other ontologies or linked data from any
subdiscipline of linguistics (may include work in progress or project
6. Application and applicability of (Linguistic) Linked Open Data in NLP
7. NLP contributions to (Linguistic) Linked Open Data
8. Challenges of multilinguality and the use of LOD and
collaboratively constructed open resources for knowledge extraction,
machine translation and other NLP tasks.
9. Legal and social aspects of Linguistic Linked Open Data
10. Best practices for the publication and linking of multilingual
knowledge resources

Submission & Publication
We accept submission of both long (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up
to 4 pages) to be presented as long or short oral presentation at the
workshop. The papers of the workshop will be published as online
proceedings. In addition, we aim for a journal special issue as
post-conference proceedings in which a selected amount of papers
presented at the workshop will be published.
When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e.
also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been
used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your
research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the
described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse,
replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc. If this
data (or parts of it) are provided as Linked Data, then please also
consider to participate in the Linguistic Linked Data Challenge
For contact data, stylesheets, up-to-date details on submission and
the workshop itself, please consult our website: http://ldl2014.org.

Submission deadline: Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Fri, Mar 7, 2014
Camera-ready paper: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Workshop: Tue, May 27, 2014
Please note that due to synchronization with the main conference, NO
EXTENSIONS can be given.


[1] Chiarcos, C., J. McCrae, P. Cimiano, C. Fellbaum (2013), Towards
open data for linguistics: Lexical Linked Data. In: Oltramari et al.
(eds.)  New Trends of Research in Ontologies and Lexical Resources.
Springer, Heidelberg.

[2] Chiarcos, C., S. Nordhoff, S. Hellmann (2012, eds.), Linked Data
in Linguistics. Representing and Connecting Language Data and Language
Metadata, Springer, Heidelberg.

[3] Oltramari, A., P. Vossen, L. Qin, L., E. Hovy (2013, eds.), New
Trends of Research in Ontologies and Lexical Resources, Springer,

        Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:04:33 +0000
        From: "Downs, Mary" <mdowns at neh.gov>
        Subject: NEH at AIA/APA
        In-Reply-To: <20131219112434.394257AA0 at digitalhumanities.org>

NEH Program Officer, Mary Downs, will be at the upcoming Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association meetings in Chicago (Jan 2-5) and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities:

See details:


Please circulate to interested parties,

Thanks and best wishes,


Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20506
Visit the NEH Website at www.neh.gov http://www.neh.gov/
Follow the Division on Twitter: @NEH_PresAccess
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