[Humanist] 22.355 new on WWW: German TAPoR; Ubiquity

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 355.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <geoffrey.rockwell at ualberta.ca>         (52)
        Subject: German version of TAPoR Portal

  [2]   From:    ubiquity <ubiquity at HQ.ACM.ORG>                            (19)

        Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:56:29 -0700
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <geoffrey.rockwell at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: German version of TAPoR Portal

TAPoR-D: A German Language Text Analysis Portal for Research

The Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) and the CATMA (Computer  
Assisted Text MarkUp and Analysis) project at the University of  
Hamburg's Literary Computing Working Group (ACP) are pleased to  
announce a partnership for the development of TApoR-D, a German  
version of the TAPoR portal (portal.tapor.ca). The development will  

- Setting up a version of the portal at Hamburg
- Customizing the interface and tutorial materials for German  
- Adapting and developing tools specifically for the analysis of  
German texts

Jan Christoph Meister and the CATMA project team have received funds  
from University of Hamburg for this development. They will be working  
closely with the University of Alberta and McMaster University in  
Canada to develop the German portal.

The TAPoR portal is structured so that different language skins can be  
added and, for example, a French skin was created at the Université de  
Montréal. We encourage interested parties to contact us about creating  
other language skins and tutorial materials.


TAPoR-D: Textanalyse-Portal für deutschsprachige Texte

Das Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) und das CATMA (Computer  
Assisted Text MarkUp and Analysis)-Projekt an der Arbeitsstelle für  
Computerphilologie der Universität Hamburg haben ein  
Partnerschaftsabkommen über die Entwicklung einer deutschen Version  
des kanadischen TAPoR-Portals abgeschlossen (siehe portal.tapor.ca).  
Zum Gegenstand des Entwicklungsvorhabens zählen:

- Implementierung einer Portalversion an der Universität Hamburg
- Anpassung von Interface und Tutorial-Materialien für  
deutschsprachige Nutzer
- Anpassung und Entwicklung von speziellen Tools für die Analyse  
deutschsprachiger Texte

Das TAPoR-D Entwicklungsvorhaben des CATMA-Projektteams wird  
finanziell gefördert von der Universität Hamburg. Das deutsche Portal
wird in einger Kooperation mit der University of Alberta und der  
McMaster University realisiert werden. Hierzu wird u.a. im Juni 2009  
ein Entwicklertreffen in Kanada stattfinden.

Das kanadische TAPoR portal erlaubt grundsätzlich die Erstellung  
sprachspezifischer Skins. So wurde etwa an der Université de Montréal  
bereits eine französische Portalversion entwickelt. Interessenten  
anderer Sprachräume sind herzlich eingeladen, sich mit uns in  
Verbindung zu setzen.

Jan Christoph Meister
Literary Theory, Text Analysis, Literary Computing
University of Hamburg

Geoffrey Rockwell
Philosophy and Humanities Computing
University of Alberta

Stéfan Sinclair
Communication Studies and Multimedia
McMaster University

        Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:34:49 +0000
        From: ubiquity <ubiquity at HQ.ACM.ORG>

This Week in Ubiquity:
November 25 – December 1, 2008

The Power of Dispositionshttp://www.acm.org/ubiquity

Many people have been trying to come to grips with the new ways of learning that are supported by networked tools in recent years.   These new ways feature distributed social networks at their core and are proving to be much more popular and often more effective than traditional schooling.   Science communities such as faulkes-telescope.comhttp://www.faulkes-telescope.com/ and labrats.org<http://www.labrats.org/>, and massive multiplayer games such as World of Warcraft, are in the vanguard.

John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas make an important contribution to understanding what makes these networks so powerful.   They use the term disposition to refer to an attitude or stance toward the world that inclines the person toward effective practice.  They find that a "questing disposition", which has always been important for inquiry and learning,  is encouraged and supported in these vanguard social learning networks.

Their work will reward your time and attention.

Peter Denning


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