[Humanist] 27.521 events: CL for literature; big data; Buddhist studies; AIUCD (Padua)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Nov 9 09:53:06 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 521.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>                 (93)
        Subject: SYMPOSIUM> Humanities Studies in the Digital Age and the
                Role of Buddhist Studies, UTokyo 11/16-17

  [2]   From:    Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>                (24)
        Subject: 1st CFP: Workshop on Computational Linguistics for

  [3]   From:    maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>                   (19)
        Subject: AIUCD conference call for papers

  [4]   From:    Allen Riddell <abr at ariddell.org>                          (19)
        Subject: Conference: Digital Humanities and Big Data

        Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:10:10 +0900
        From: Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
        Subject: SYMPOSIUM> Humanities Studies in the Digital Age and the Role of Buddhist Studies, UTokyo 11/16-17
        In-Reply-To: <527C70F8.1040407 at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

> From: Charles Muller
> Subject: International Symposium: Humanities Studies in the Digital Age
and the Role of Buddhist Studies 

Fukutake Hall, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,
University of Tokyo

Nov. 16 (Sat) - 17 (Sun) 2013

(Hosted by the Project "Constructing a Research Knowledge Base for
Indology and Buddhology in the International Alliance," Grant-in-Aid 
(A) Project Supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science;
Co-hosted by the Center for Evolving Humanities, Graduate School of
Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo)

[16th (Sat) Nov.]
Opening Remarks (Prof. M. Shimoda)    09:15-09:30

Session 1 "Digital Humanities as New Methodology for Buddhist Studies"
(Chair: Prof. A. C. Muller)

9:30-10:00  "The Present and Future of the CBETA Project"(Prof. A. Tu
and Prof. J. Hun, Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association, Taiwan)

10:00-10:30  "SAT as a Leading Model for Humanities Researches inthe
Digital Humanities Environments" (Mr. K. Nagasaki, International
Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)

10:45-11:15  "New Project of Compiling Pali Canonical Texts" (Prof. G.
Somaratne,  Dhammachai Institute, Thailand)

11:15-11:45  "Gandharan Manuscript Project and the Digital Archive" 
(Dr. S. Baums, University of Munich, Germany)

Session 2 "Reconsidering Methodologies of Traditional Buddhist Studies
in the Environments of Digital Media" (Chair: Prof. M. Shimoda)

13:00-13:30  "Some Remarks from the Methodology of Tibetan Buddhist
Materials" (Prof. I. Miyazaki, Kyoto University, Japan)

13:30-14:00  "Several Issues in the Methodology of Japanese Buddhist
Studies" (Prof. K. Minowa, University of Tokyo, Japan)

14:00-14:30  "Dealing with Sanskrit Materials of Buddhist Studiesin
Digital Environments" (Dr. T. Tomabechi, International Institute for
Digital Humanities, Japan)

Session 3 "Constructing Buddhist Knowledge Bases" (Chair:Dr. T. 

14:50-15:10  "A View of the New Horizon of the Humanities from the
Project of the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism" (Prof. A. C. Muller,
University of Tokyo, Japan)

15:10-15:40  "The Buddhist Canons Research Database" (Dr. P. Hackett,
Columbia University, USA)

15:40-16:10  "Constructing a Database for Ancient Japanese Buddhist
Manuscripts" (Prof. Hayashidera, Hokkaido University) Discussion for 
the First Day (Chair: Prof. M. Ono) 16:30-18:00

[17th (Sun) Nov.]

Session 4-1 "Humanities Studies in the Digital Age" (Chair: Prof. M. 

10:00-10:30  "The Current Situation and Role of TEI P5 as an XML
Standard for the Corpus of Historical Japanese" (Dr A. Kawase andDr A.
Ogiso, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan)

10:30-11:00  "Encoding Japanese Historical Texts using TEI"(Prof. T.
Yamada, University of Tokyo, Japan)

11:00-11:30 "Opening a New Perspective of Text Analysis in the Digital
Humanities" (Prof. T. Tabata, Osaka University, Japan) Demonstration

13:00-13:30 Session 4-2 "Humanities Studies in the Digital Age" (Chair:
A. C. Muller)

13:30-14:00  "The Significance of Establishing and Evaluation System 
for the Development of Digital Humanities" (Dr. K. Takahashi, University of

14:00-14:30  "SMART-GS: A System for Working with Historical
Manuscripts" (Y. Hashimoto, Prof. S. Hayashi, Kyoto University, Japan)

14:30-15:00  "Digital Humanities as Methodological Commons" (Prof. H.
Short, Kings College London/ Western Sydney University, UK) Special
Lecture (Chair: Prof. M. Shimoda)

15:10-15:50  Prof. Funayama, Kyoto University, "Several Methodological
Issues in Chinese Buddhist Studies" General Discussion (Chair: Prof. M.
Ono and Dr. T. Tomabechi)

16:10-17:00  (Discussion)
17:10-18:00  (Discussion)

The symposium poster has a bit more information, including a map:




A. Charles Muller

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Faculty of Letters
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan

Office Phone: 03-5841-3735

Web Site: Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

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        Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 08:52:03 -0500
        From: Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>
        Subject: 1st CFP: Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature
        In-Reply-To: <527C70F8.1040407 at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature 
April 26 or 27, 2014, Göteborg, Sweden, co-located with EACL 2014


First Call for Papers

[Our apologies for multiple postings.]

The purpose of the series of ACL workshops on Computational Linguistics for Literature is to bring together researchers fascinated with literature as a unique type of data which pose distinct challenges. We invite papers on original unpublished work in this broad area. In particular, we hope to see papers which explore how the state-of-the-art NLP methods can help solve existing research problems in the humanities, or perhaps suggest new problems. 

Literary texts revolve around the human condition, emotions, social life and inner life. Naturally, such data abound in common-sense knowledge but are very thin on technical jargon. Can tools and methods developed in the ACL community help process literary data? When do they work, when do they fail and why? What new instruments do we need in order to work with prose and poetry, on a large or small scale? Are there computational solutions of  noteworthy problems in the Humanities, Information Science, Library Sciences and other similar disciplines?

Here are some of the topics of interest to the workshop:

- the needs of the readers and how these needs translate into meaningful NLP tasks;
- searching for literature;
- recommendation systems for literature;
- computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology, computational folkloristics;
- summarization of literature;
- differences between literature and other types of writing as relevant to computational linguistics;
- discourse structure in literature;
- emotion analysis for literature;
- profiling and authorship attribution;
- identification and analysis of literary genres;
- building and analyzing social networks of characters;
- generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry;
- modelling literary dialogue for generation.

We will consider regular papers which describe experimental methods or theoretical work, and we will gladly welcome position papers. The NLP community does not study literature often enough, so it is important to discuss and formulate the problems before proposing solutions. 

The (tentative) submission deadline is January 23, 2014.

Anna Feldman, Anna Kazantseva, Stan Szpakowicz

        Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:03:19 +0100
        From: maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>
        Subject: AIUCD conference call for papers
        In-Reply-To: <527C70F8.1040407 at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

dear all,
is now open the call for the 2nd AIUCD (Associazione per l'Informatica 
Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) conference which will be held in Padua 
December 11-12 2013.

for the usual details about preferred themes.

contributions in languages different from italian are accepted


il corso di informatica umanistica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85JsyJw2zuw
la biblioteca digitale del latino tardo: http://www.digiliblt.unipmn.it/
a day in the life of DH2013: http://dayofdh2013.matrix.msu.edu/digiliblt/
che cosa sono le digital humanities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JqLst_VKCA
Maurizio Lana - ricercatore
Università  del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
via Manzoni 8, 13100 Vercelli - tel. +39 347 7370925

        Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:05:22 -0500
        From: Allen Riddell <abr at ariddell.org>
        Subject: Conference: Digital Humanities and Big Data
        In-Reply-To: <527C70F8.1040407 at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Dartmouth's Leslie Humanities Center and Neukom Institute for Computational
Science invite proposals for participants in a conference Oct. 5-6, 2014,
"How the 'Big Data' Viewpoint is Reshaping the Humanities." 

Digital Humanities (formerly Humanities Computing) is a wide and expanding
field that explores where computational methodologies and humanistic inquiry
might intersect, and in doing so fundamentally shifts each of these subjects
in new directions. Ranging from game development to archiving projects and
datamining, the field uses emerging technical  and computational resources
to provide access to knowledge and reshape its meanings. Increasingly, new
approaches designed for the collection, analysis, and visualization of large
data sets are becoming relevant for investigations in the humanities. 

This meeting will focus on these innovative approaches. Proposals for poster
session presentations of 15 minutes on innovative work at the intersection
of computation and the humanities are welcome. Selected participants will
receive lodging from the organizers and transportation to Dartmouth/Hanover

Application deadline: February 15, 2014.

Submission at : http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/hbd/ 

Inquires to Humanities.Big.Data.Conference at Dartmouth.edu.

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