[Humanist] 24.186 events: Interedition 5th Bootcamp

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 186.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 16:40:15 +0200
        From: Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygensinstituut.knaw.nl>
        Subject: CFP 5th Interedition Bootcamp, Munich, September 2010

**Call for Participation**
*Interedition 5th Bootcamp*

*About Interedition*
Interedition (http://www.interedition.eu) is a COST (http://www.cost.eu)
funded Action that furthers the interoperability of tools in digital
scholarship. Interedition is raising the awareness of the importance of
interoperability as a major driver for sustainability for tools and data in
the field of digital scholarship. It does so firstly by organizing meetings
to network the knowledge on interoperability of researchers in digital
scholarship, and secondly by developing proof of concept implementations of
interoperable tools and offering the open source development community in
the humanities opportunities to meet, network, and exchange knowledge.

*The Bootcamp*
Interedition is inviting all interested to participate in the upcoming
Development Bootcamp that will be held in Munich Germany from Tuesday 28
September to Saturday 2 October 2010. The bootcamp is coinciding with the
closing conference of the related COST Action A32 'Open Scholarly
Communities on the Web' (http://www.cost-a32.eu), and the last week of the
famous Oktoberfest. The objectives of the bootcamp center around the first
Interedition prototype tool, CollateX, described in more detail below.
Another primary objective is to give developers and early stage researchers
an opportunity to meet and share their own projects and experiences with
tool interoperability in textual scholarship.

COST Action IS0704 'Interedition' is offering bursaries to early stage
researchers (< Ph.D. + 10 years) and developers that want to join the
bootcamp. The bursaries will consist of an 100 Euro per diem allowance and
will cover travel expenses fully (limitations apply).

*CollateX Prototype*
The Interedition team has recently (July 2010) released version 0.9 of
CollateX, a webservice-enabled text collation engine that will be of use to
a wide range of digital humanities projects. This release is the result of
the work done during the last Interedition Bootcamp in April in Firenze,
Italy and is the first official release of CollateX. It features baseless
multiple witness alignment, parallel segmentation and handling of
transpositions. It can export an alignment table as a critical apparatus in
TEI format. CollateX is available as a Java application and has Python
bindings available, but it is primarily designed to be run as a REST
webservice using the Tomcat or Jetty webserver. More information can be
found on http://collatex.sourceforge.net.

*Next steps for CollateX and other prototypes*
One of the core objectives of the Munich bootcamp will be to carry forward
work on CollateX, in particular integrating the core webservice with other
existing software, with prototypes under development, and as a standalone
service with its own user interface.  Possible targets for CollateX
integration include Juxta (http://www.juxtasoftware.org), TextGRID (
http://www.textgrid.de), the Versioning Machine (http://v-machine.org), and
other projects that involve an element of text comparison and display.

Tuesday 28 September
 - Introduction to CollateX and its framework and principles
 - Division of Tasks/Labor
Wednesday 29 September
 - Hacking
Thursday 30 September
 - Unconference on participants' projects
 - Hacking
Friday 1 October
 - Hacking
 - Documentation
Saturday 2 October
 - Hands On Session in A32 Conference
 - Ungathering on
   - Interoperability of tools [and data?] for digital humanities
   - Supporting the Open Source Development Community in Digital Humanities
 - Round up, reporting

*How to Apply*
If you are interested in participating in the bootcamp, please just send an
email to joris.van.zundert at huygensinstituut.knaw.nl. You don't need an
intricate motivation, but please state your affiliation, and add a very
short (certainly not more than 200 words) description of your current or
related development work in digital humanities. Please note that if you will
join the bootcamp, some formal paperwork will be necessary to get you the
bursary - but until now all participants passed that test with flying

Mr. Joris J. van Zundert (MA)
Alfalab / Huygens Institute IT R&D Team
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Contact information at http://www.huygensinstituut.knaw.nl/vanzundert

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