[Humanist] 28.504 what is an event? roles in research? Early Modern English?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 504.
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  [1]   From:    Rachele Sprugnoli <sprugnoli at fbk.eu>                      (25)
        Subject: Questionnaire for historians: What is an event in history?

  [2]   From:    "Rust, Amanda" <A.Rust at neu.edu>                           (14)
        Subject: Call for comments: Project CRediT and open standards for
                author contributions

  [3]   From:    UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>                      (51)
        Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English User Survey

        Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:04:11 +0100
        From: Rachele Sprugnoli <sprugnoli at fbk.eu>
        Subject: Questionnaire for historians: What is an event in history?

Dear list members,

I have prepared a questionnaire about the notion of “event” for
historians and the interest towards the use of Natural Language Processing
tools to support historical investigations.

The answers to my questionnaire will help me find out how historians define
events encoded in texts and will contribute to develop linguistic annotation
guidelines to train and test a tool for the automatic recognition of events,
temporal expressions and temporal relations in historical texts. The final
aim is to add temporal information extraction in the ALCIDE platform

The URL of the questionnaire is the following:
http://goo.gl/forms/OzVtGYLnm3 It consists of 18 questions and it should
take no more than 20 minutes to respond to all questions.

I would really appreciate if you could circulate the questionnaire among
historians registered to this mailing-list.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,Rachele Sprugnoli

Digital Humanities Group - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Via Sommarive 18, 38123 Povo (TN) – Italy
+39 0461 314879

        Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:16:04 +0000
        From: "Rust, Amanda" <A.Rust at neu.edu>
        Subject: Call for comments: Project CRediT and open standards for author contributions
        In-Reply-To: <D08B945A.3098D%a.rust at neu.edu>

Hello, all--

As many are probably already aware, Project CRediT (Wellcome, Digital Science, CASRAI, and NISO) is developing an open standard for expressing roles in research. These standards could then be used in multi-author publications, as a way to indicate the type of contribution each author has made: conceptualization, methodology, software, validation, data curation, project administration, etc. This gives more precise credit than author placement, and is more meaningful than "third author of seven".

Though Project CRediT started with the research cycle in the sciences, the taxonomy is now open for comment, and at a recent meeting I was told that project members are very interested in feedback from the humanities community. And given that there are many discussions in the digital humanities about "credit" in collaborative research projects, this seems potentially interesting work towards categorizing those types of credit.

Comment on the proposed taxonomy or learn more at the project website:

(Just for clarity's sake: I don't have any relation to this project, just met someone involved who encouraged input from the DH community.)


Amanda Rust
Asst. Dept. Head, Arts & Humanities
Northeastern University Libraries
a.rust at neu.edu<mailto:a.rust at neu.edu>   |   617-373-8548

        Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:14:22 +0000
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>
        Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English User Survey
        In-Reply-To: <D08B945A.3098D%a.rust at neu.edu>

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Recently added to Lexicons of Early Modern Englishhttp://bit.ly/_leme

§  Stephen Batman, "A note of Saxon wordes" (1581)<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=1290>

§  Edmund Bohun, Geographical Dictionary<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=1208> (1693): 11,681 word-entries

§  Richard Boothby, A Brief Discovery or Description of the Most Famous Island of Madagascar<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=417> (1646)

§  Thomas Dekker, O per se O<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=689> (1612)

§  John Heydon, "A Chymical Dictionary<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=635>" (English; 1662): 70 word-entries.

§  Gregory Martin, The New Testament of the English College of Rheims<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=163> (1582)

§  Gerhard Mercator, Historia Mundi Or Mercator's Atlas<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=380> (1635)

§  Guy Miège, A New Dictionary French and English, with another English and French http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=560  (1677): 18,376 word-entries, 73,641 sub-entries

§  John Ogilby, Asia, the First Part<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=544> (1673)

§  John Rider,  Bibliotheca Scholastica<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=186> (English-Latin, 1589): 42,000 word-entries and sub-entries.

§  Richard Rowlands,  A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=281  (1605; Richard Verstegan; text replaced by an extended and analyzed version)

§  Nicholas Stone, Enchiridion of Fortification<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=415> (1645)

§  John Thorie, The Theatre of the Earth<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=238> (1601; place-names): 3,100 word-entries.

§  John Turner, A Book of Wines<http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicons/record.cfm?id=112> (1568)

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