[Humanist] 31.154 events: non-Latin type design; language & ontology

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 154.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "M. Hicks" <mhicks1 at iit.edu>                              (29)
        Subject: Call for Papers: Stanford Conference on Non-Latin Type
                Design and Human-Computer Interaction

  [2]   From:    Francesca Frontini <francesca.frontini at univ-montp3.fr>    (66)
        Subject: LAST CFP: Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and
                Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017)

        Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:00:34 -0400
        From: "M. Hicks" <mhicks1 at iit.edu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Stanford Conference on Non-Latin Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction

Stanford Conference on Non-Latin Type Design 
and Human-Computer Interaction

Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction Beyond the Western World

December 1-2, 2017
Stanford University

In connection with the Fall 2017 Stanford University Libraries exhibition, “Facing the World: Non-Latin Type Design, 1450 to Now,” we will be holding an international conference bringing together scholars, designers, engineers, and technologists to explore Non-Latin type design, book design, interface design, and human-computer interaction beyond the Latin alphabetic world.



Face/Interface will take place December 1-2, 2017 on the campus of Stanford University.


Scholars, Designers, Artists, Engineers, and Technologists working in all disciplines and time periods are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to identify early-career candidates. All ranks are eligible and encouraged to apply, however.


Confirmed Speakers for the Face/Interface conference include:

* Fiona Ross (Associate Professor, University of Reading | Non-Latin Typeface Design Director | Foundational figure in South Asian script typeface design)
* Gerry Leonidas (Associate Professor, University of Reading | Typeface Design Programme Director | World-leading Greek typeface designer)
* Lara Captan (leading contemporary Arabic type designer & researcher + co-founder of Arabic Type Design-Beirut program)
* Liron Lavi Turkenich (leading contemporary Hebrew type designer & researcher + regional director of ATypI)
* Ken Lunde (Senior Computer Scientist, Type Development in Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese scripts at Adobe)
* Ramsey Nasser (NY-based Arabic-language computer science theorist/artist)
* Scott Klemmer (HCI specialist & Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego + Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Design Lab, UC Irvine)


The deadline for applications is AUGUST 4, 2017. Materials should be submitted via email/attachments to Tom Mullaney (tsmullaney at stanford.edu) with the subject header “FACE/INTERFACE APPLICATION.” (This subject header is REQUIRED.)

Applications should include:

I. Cover letter summarizing applicant’s field of study, research, and/or design practice in connection with the themes of the conference

II. Title, 250-word Abstract of Proposed Conference Paper

III. CV (3-page)

IV. Two references including contact information (please do NOT request or provide letters of recommendation – but references may be contacted as part of application review process)


A limited number of partial travel stipends will be offered to help offset cost of travel to Stanford. This support will not cover the full cost of attendance, and so successful applicants should plan accordingly.

        Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 17:51:33 +0200
        From: Francesca Frontini <francesca.frontini at univ-montp3.fr>
        Subject: LAST CFP: Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017)

*Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures
(LOTKS - 2017)

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Computational
Semantics (IWCS), 19th September, 2017 Montpellier (France)

Website: https://langandonto.github.io/LangOnto-TermiKS-2017/

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017

Workshop Description

This workshop, the second of a joint series, will bring together two
closely related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the
overlap between ontologies and computational linguistics; and on the other
the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies -- as well
as the many points of intersection between these two topics.

Languages and Ontologies:

Formal ontologies are taking on an increasingly important role in
computational linguistics and automated language processing. Knowledge
models and ontologies are of interest to several areas of NLP including,
but not limited to, Machine Translation, Question Answering, and Word Sense
Disambiguation. At a more abstract level ontologies can help us to model
and reason about natural language semantics. They can be also used for the
organisation and formalisation of linguistically relevant categories such
as those used in tagsets for corpus annotation. At the same time, the fact
that formal ontologies are being increasingly accessed by users with a
limited or with no background in formal logic has led to a growing interest
in the development of front ends that allow for the easy editing, querying
and summarisation of such resources; it has also led to work in developing
natural language interfaces for authoring and for evaluating ontologies.
Another area that is now beginning to receive more attention is the
application of ontologies and taxonomies to the annotation and study of
literary texts, as well as of texts more generally in the humanities. This
is closely related to the ontology-enhanced modelling of lexicographic
resources, another topic which is gaining in popular.

This brings us to the field of terminology as a linguistic field, where in
recent years there has been a shift from merely compiling specialized
lexicographic resources to exploring terminology as a tool for structuring
knowledge in a given domain. As such, this has led to more intelligent ways
of accessing, extracting, representing, modelling, visualising and
transferring knowledge. Numerous tools for the automatic extraction of
terms, term variants, knowledge-rich contexts, definitions, semantic
relations, and taxonomies from specialized corpora have been developed for
a number of languages and new theoretical approaches have emerged as
potential frameworks for the study of specialized communication. However,
the building of adequate knowledge models for practitioners (e.g. experts,
researchers, translators, teachers etc.), on the one hand, and for use by
NLP applications (including cross-language, cross-domain, cross-device,
multimodal, multi-platform applications) on the other, still remains a
challenge. LOTKS will provide a forum for discussion on how to best bridge
these two sets of requirements.

Motivation and Topics of Interest

This workshop welcomes contributions from researchers in fields such as
linguistics, terminologies, and knowledge engineering, whose work fits in
with our topics of interest as well as interested industry professionals.
Building on the success both of the 1st LangandOnto workshop (co-located
with ICWS 2015) as well as last year’s joint LangandOnto/TermiKS workshop
(co-located with LREC 2016), this workshop aims to create a forum for open
discussion that will help to highlight the common areas of interest in the
different fields concerned, as well as fostering dialogue between the
various different approaches taken by each discipline. And therefore we
particularly welcome approaches with a cross-language, cross-domain and/or
cross-interdisciplinary scope.


Important dates

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017
Paper notification of acceptance: 31st July 2017
Camera-ready papers due: 4th September 2017
Workshop: 19th September 2017

For all enquiries please contact: langandonto at gmail.com


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