[Humanist] 23.731 events: digital humanities blog; computational linguistics conference

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 731.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shane Landrum <srl at brandeis.edu>                          (20)
        Subject: New England digital humanities community/events blog

  [2]   From:    "[IMCSIT] News" <chair.cla2010 at imcsit.org>                (15)
        Subject: Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10) -- CALLFOR

        Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:03:17 -0400
        From: Shane Landrum <srl at brandeis.edu>
        Subject: New England digital humanities community/events blog

Humanist readers may be interested in the new blog I've established to
highlight digital humanities events, projects, and people in the US


I'm inspired partially by http://dhsocal.blogspot.com/ , which is
trying to help DH people in Southern California find one another.

Given the scholarly resources that Boston and the wider New England
area have to offer, I've been surprised at how difficult it is to
locate individual people, departments, or research centers who do DH
work, or who are interested in DH but having trouble with steep
learning curves. I'd like to rectify that. (The internet is great, but
sometimes one wants to have coffee and brainstorm in person with
someone who understands the problem domain.)

If you have an event to announce, feel free to email me offlist. I'm
also interested in hearing from potential contributors (guest writers
or co-editors).

Shane Landrum  <srl at brandeis.edu>   www.cliotropic.org
Ph.D. Candidate, American History, Brandeis University

        Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:45:18 +0000
        From: "[IMCSIT] News" <chair.cla2010 at imcsit.org>
        Subject: Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10) -- CALL FOR PAPERS

Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10)
(within 2010 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT) - http://www.imcsit.org<http://www.imcsit.org/>")
October 18-20, 2010
Hotel Golebiewski, Wisla, Poland


If you have your account at Facebook you can also join a group: HERE<http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=212819479326>.


The CLA Workshop is located within the framework of the IMCSIT conference to create a dialog between researchers and practitioners involved in Computational Linguistics and related areas of Information Technology.

IMSCIT is a multi-disciplinary conference gathering scientists form the different fields of IT & Computer Science together with representatives of industry and end-users. IMSCIT with its motto: "new ideas are born not inside peoples' heads but in the space between them", quickly became a unique place to share thoughts and ideas.

Workshop Goals

The Computational Linguistics - Applications Workshop was established in 2008 in response to the fast-paced progress in the area.

Traditionally, computational linguistics was limited to the scientists specialized in the processing of a natural language by computers. Scientific approaches and practical techniques come from linguistics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics. Nowadays, there is a number of practical applications available. These applications are sometimes developed by smart yet NLP-untrained developers who solve the problems using sophisticated heuristics. CLA aims to be a meeting place for both parties in order to share views and ideas. It will help scientist to better understand real world needs and practitioners not to reinvent the wheel.

Computational Linguistics needs to be applied to make the full use of the Internet. There is a definite need for software that can handle unstructured text and information to allow search for information on the web. The priority aim of the research in this area is to enable users to communicate with the computer in their native language.

CLA'10 Workshop is a place where the parties meet to exchange views and ideas with a benefit to all involved. The Workshop will focus on practical outcome of modeling human language use and the applications needed to improve human-machine interaction.


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