[Humanist] 30.18 events: museums; sentiment analysis; viral popular science

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 13 06:53:32 CEST 2016

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 18.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    feeds <feeds at sentic.net>                                  (80)
        Subject: CFP: 6th ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Analysis (SENTIRE),
                Dec2016, Barcelona

  [2]   From:    Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>                                 (71)
        Subject: MCG's UK Museums on the Web 2016: first Call for Proposals

  [3]   From:    Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>                                 (34)
        Subject: IHR Digital History seminar, Tuesday May 17: Ryan Cordell on
                “The Best Mechanical Paper in the World”: Scientific
                American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science
                in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers

        Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 06:15:16 +0000
        From: feeds <feeds at sentic.net>
        Subject: CFP: 6th ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Analysis (SENTIRE), Dec2016, Barcelona

Submissions are invited to the 6th ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from
Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE) to be held at
ICDM'16 this December in Barcelona. For more information, please visit

Memory and data capacities double approximately every two years and, apparently,
the Web is following the same rule. User-generated contents, in particular, are
an ever-growing source of opinion and sentiments which are continuously spread
worldwide through blogs, wikis, fora, chats and social networks. The
distillation of knowledge from such sources is a key factor for applications in
fields such as commerce, tourism, education and health, but the quantity and the
nature of the contents they generate make it a very difficult task. Due to such
challenging research problems and wide variety of practical applications,
opinion mining and sentiment analysis have become very active research areas in
the last decade.

Our understanding and knowledge of the problem and its solution are still
limited as natural language understanding techniques are still pretty weak. Most
of current research in sentiment analysis, in fact, merely relies on machine
learning algorithms. Such algorithms, despite most of them being very effective,
produce no human understandable results such that we know little about how and
why output values are obtained. All such approaches, moreover, rely on
syntactical structure of text, which is far from the way the human mind
processes natural language. Next-generation opinion mining systems should employ
techniques capable to better grasp the conceptual rules that govern sentiment
and the clues that can convey these concepts from realization to verbalization
in the human mind.

SENTIRE aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the field of
opinion mining and sentiment analysis to share information on their latest
investigations in social information retrieval and their applications both in
academic research areas and industrial sectors. The broader context of the
workshop comprehends Web mining, AI, Semantic Web, information retrieval and
natural language processing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Sentiment identification & classification
• Opinion and sentiment summarization & visualization
• Explicit & latent semantic analysis for sentiment mining
• Concept-level opinion and sentiment analysis
• Sentic computing
• Opinion and sentiment search & retrieval
• Time evolving opinion & sentiment analysis
• Semantic multidimensional scaling for sentiment analysis
• Multidomain & cross-domain evaluation
• Domain adaptation for sentiment classification
• Multimodal sentiment analysis
• Multimodal fusion for continuous interpretation of semantics
• Multilingual sentiment analysis & re-use of knowledge bases
• Knowledge base construction & integration with opinion analysis
• Transfer learning of opinion & sentiment with knowledge bases
• Sentiment corpora & annotation
• Affective knowledge acquisition for sentiment analysis
• Biologically inspired opinion mining
• Sentiment topic detection & trend discovery
• Big social data analysis
• Social ranking
• Social network analysis
• Social media marketing
• Comparative opinion analysis
• Opinion spam detection

Authors are required to follow IEEE ICDM Proceedings Author Guidelines. The
paper length is limited to 10 pages, including references, diagrams, and
appendices, if any. However, please note that page 9 and 10 are considered extra
(and, hence, charged) in the final submission. Manuscripts are to be submitted
through CyberChair. Each submitted paper will be evaluated by three PC members
with respect to its novelty, significance, technical soundness, presentation,
and experiments. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE ICDM proceedings.
Selected, expanded versions of papers presented at the workshop will be invited
to a forthcoming Special Issue of Cognitive Computation on opinion mining and
sentiment analysis.

• August 12th, 2016: Submission deadline
• September 13th, 2016: Notification of acceptance
• September 20th, 2016: Final manuscripts due
• December 12th, 2016: Workshop date

• Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
• Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
• Amir Hussain, University of Stirling (UK)
• Yongzheng Zhang, LinkedIn Inc. (USA)

        Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 17:49:34 +0100
        From: Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>
        Subject: MCG's UK Museums on the Web 2016: first Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the Museums Computer Group's annual UKMW
conference is now open.

MCG's UKMW16: Stories for the public; stories for the sector. UKMW16 will
be held at the Wellcome Collection in London on 19 October 2016.

There are lots of interesting ways to tell stories for (and with) the
public - games; virtual and augmented reality; in-gallery interpretation;
social media; transmedia storytelling; chat bots; apps; in-person theatre;
broadcasts and plain old websites... We want to hear what works, who you
worked with, and what you learned along the way.

We also want to share stories for the sector, especially small stories
about successes. What have you learnt that'll help others working with
technology, museums or cultural heritage? You’ve may already know what
others struggle with and ideas that they find helpful, but some suggestions

* Solutions for financially self-sustaining products and projects
* Moving from 'projects' to 'programmes'
* Figuring out and applying techniques like service design, agile projects,
A/B testing
* Productivity tools and tips that work in your organisation
* Managing up - helping trustees, directors and funders understand the
* Finding ways to keep up with news of constantly changing technology
* Balancing ethics and the lure of 'big data'
* 'Robots and digital curation will eat our jobs!' But what actually
happens next?
* Making tendering processes work for you
* Getting beyond the catalogue in sharing collections online and making
digital collections meaningful
* Making infrastructure and accessibility sexy (at least sexy enough to get
* All museum jobs are digital. Now what?

UKMW attracts speakers from some of the most innovative museums, agencies
and university programmes in the world. We're keen to hear from
practitioners, researchers, funders, and more. The conference programme
will include long and short presentations, and you can suggest a length to
suit your topic in the proposal form below. All submitted papers will be
reviewed by experts in the field.

We're keen to have a mixture of old and new voices, and have a great track
record in presenting a diverse range of speakers. We've started a
profit-sharing scheme in acknowledgement of the resources required to
attend and present at events, and can provide some bursaries for speakers
who would benefit from assistance with funds for travel, childcare etc.

Please also read our Guidance for Speakers
 http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/meetings/guidance-for-speakers/  before
submitting your proposal. Our events have a code of conduct
 http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/meetings/mcg-event-code-of-conduct/ .

If you have any questions please email contact at museumscomputergroup.org.uk.

*This call for proposals closes at midnight (London time) on 31 May 2016*.

Our Programme Committee will review proposals in June and you should hear
from us in early July.

Ready to share your stories? Fill in our Call for Proposals form
 http://goo.gl/forms/2G7c5ysLGh : http://goo.gl/forms/2G7c5ysLGh

*About the Museums Computer Group*

Since its founding in 1982, the Museums Computer Group’s events have been
an important part of the UK heritage sector. MCG events are an opportunity
to learn from experts and peers, and like many others, this event’s theme
was partly inspired by discussion on our practitioners’ list. Our events
have an excellent track record for featuring a range of emerging and
eminent speakers presenting on topics that matter to you now. Come prepared
to challenge speakers, ask questions and network in a friendly and
welcoming atmosphere. We will also host an evening event open to all so you
can continue the conversations started during the day.

Cheers, Mia Ridge
As Chair, Museums Computer Group

Check out 'Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage'!
I mostly use this address for list mail; contact me via

        Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 17:53:36 +0100
        From: Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>
        Subject: IHR Digital History seminar, Tuesday May 17: Ryan Cordell on “The Best Mechanical Paper in the World”: Scientific American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers

On Tuesday 17 May the IHR Digital History seminar presents:

Ryan Cordell – “The Best Mechanical Paper in the World”: Scientific
American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science in
Nineteenth-Century Newspapers

Venue: John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House and
online via

Abstract: In this talk, Ryan Cordell will draw from the Viral Texts project
at Northeastern University to demonstrate how reprinting, excerpting, and
related textual practices shaped popular ideas about science and mechanics
in the mid-nineteenth-century, both in the US and internationally. In
widely-circulated advertisements from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, the
publishers of Scientific American lauded the paper’s “interesting,
valuable, and useful information” for readers. Many nineteenth-century
editors agreed, and columns from Scientific American were among the most
widely-reprinted in the period, along with a plethora of related recipes,
household tips, listicles, and columns of practical knowledge that promised
to be of immediate use to readers. While individually such pieces might
seem ephemeral to modern readers, when considered as a corpus—and tracked
across space and time—they contribute to a more comprehensive understanding
of everyday reading and writing during the nineteenth-century.
Computationally-derived bibliographies of “information literature” allow us
to ask what kinds of scientific knowledge “went viral”—to borrow a modern
term—among nineteenth-century readers, and what might these pieces tell us
about the priorities of readers and editors? What “information literature”
spread beyond national borders? How did nineteenth-century newspaper
exchanges foster a more diffuse (but possibly less robust) understanding of
science and technology among the public?

You can also follow the discussion via @IHRDigHist or #dhist.

As always, you are welcome to join us in the pub to continue the
conversation over drinks and food.

Best regards,

Mia Ridge

On behalf of the IHR Digital History Seminar convenors

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