[Humanist] 27.756 events: HTML5/XML; large collections
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 756.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com> (32)
Subject: HTML5 and XML: a symposium
 From: Centre for e-Research <cerch at kcl.ac.uk> (53)
Subject: Centre for e-Research talk: Pieter Francois, 6.15pm Tues 4
Feb, KCL, London
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:53 -0500
From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
Subject: HTML5 and XML: a symposium
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences
a Balisage pre-conference symposium
a one-day symposium preceding Balisage: The Markup Conference
Robin Berjon, chair
Despite a decade of efforts dedicated to making XML the markup language of the Web, today it is HTML5 that has taken on that role. While HTML5 can in part be made to work with an XML syntax, reliance on that feature is rare compared to use of HTML5's own syntax.
Over the years, the competition between these two approaches has led to animosity and frustration. But both XML and HTML5 are now clearly here to stay, and with the upcoming standardisation of HTML5 in 2014 it is now time to take stock and see how both technologies — and both communities — can coöperate constructively.
There are many environments in which these two markup languages are brought to interact. Additionally, there is much that they can learn from one another. We are looking forward to sharing experiences and ideas that bring the two together.
We welcome proposals to present at the Symposium. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Experiences (at any level of success) working with both HTML and XML
- Applying XML tools to HTML5 and vice-versa
- How Web technology built on XML can be brought to the HTML5 world
- Capturing data and metadata in HTML, or in general extending or refining HTML for specific applications
- Approaches to working with non-XML languages with an XML tool-set, including notably JSON as it is commonly used in conjunction with HTML
information about Balisage: The Markup Conference: http://www.balisage.net/
18 April 2014 - Submissions due
20 May 2014 - Speakers notified
11 July 2014 - Final papers due
4 August 2014 - Symposium on HTML5 and XML
5-8 August 2014 - Balisage: The Markup Conference
Questions: <info at balisage.net>
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Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014 mailto:info at balisage.net
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Preconference Symposium: August 4, 2014 +1 301 315 9631
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:05:50 +0000
From: Centre for e-Research <cerch at kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Centre for e-Research talk: Pieter Francois, 6.15pm Tues 4 Feb, KCL, London
Pieter Francois (Oxford), "Exploring very large collections
of texts by creating structured unbiased samples."
Centre for e-Research, King's College London
4 February, 6.15pm
Next week, on Tuesday 4th February at 6.15pm, Pieter Francois (Oxford)
will be giving a talk in the Centre for e-Research seminar series at
King's College London. The talk is on: "Exploring very large collections
of texts by creating structured unbiased samples." More details are at
the bottom of this email.
The event is free of charge but please would you register beforehand,
Our seminars are held fortnightly on Tuesdays during term time at 6.15pm
in the Anatomy Museum, on the 6th floor of King's Building, Strand
Campus, King's College London:
. Seminars are followed by drinks and nibbles.
The full programme for this term can be found at
We hope you can join us.
Anna Jordanous (CeRch)
*Exploring very large collections of texts by creating structured
Pieter Francois (Oxford)
Abstract: This presentation introduces the 'Sample Generator', a digital
tool which allows users to generate structured unbiased samples of
(digital) texts from the nineteenth century British Library holdings.
Using the Sample Generator allows researchers to explore quickly a very
large dataset (the British Library has approximately 1.8 million
nineteenth century holdings) in a methodologically robust way.
Furthermore the generated samples are easily citable and shareable. The
overall intellectual background of the Sample Generator is that of the
'generative humanities' in which a creative process of going back and
forth between data and the conceptual drawing board takes centre stage.
In addition to saving valuable research time, the main contribution of
the Sample Generator is that it is a hypothesis generating and testing
tool. This presentation will address the ideas behind the Sample
Generator, offer a hands on showcasing of its main functionalities and
will finally demonstrate the value and potential of the Sample Generator
by zooming in briefly on one case study, i.e. an analysis of the changes
in nineteenth century travel routes in Europe.
More details at
Centre for e-Research (CeRch)
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RL
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