[Humanist] 24.399 events: machine translation; DH programmes; formal languages

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Oct 10 21:55:49 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 399.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Dr. Katherine D. Harris" <katherine.harris at sjsu.edu>     (51)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Projects Poster Session (11/15/10; SHARP

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (88)
        Subject: SSFLA 2011

  [3]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (56)
        Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Machine Translation and

        Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:48:06 -0700
        From: "Dr. Katherine D. Harris" <katherine.harris at sjsu.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Digital Projects Poster Session (11/15/10; SHARP 7/14/11-7/17/11)
        In-Reply-To: <AANLkTik0jO5P2fru2iggBY73n1X3TOgPo0OTPB_mBr8O at mail.gmail.com>


*Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International
Washington DC
July 14 - July 17, 2011

*The Book in Art &
Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Library of Congress,
the Folger Shakespeare Library and Institute, and the Corcoran College of
Art + Design.

This year’s conference theme, the Book in Art & Science, is an appropriate
opportunity to highlight SHARP’s continuing commitment to digital humanities
projects, tools or techniques or work in progress. This particular session
encourages proposals from any college or university digital humanities
program, center or group to present a poster that overviews their program.
Posters may include a demonstration, traditional printed poster or a
combination of both.

A brief bio and short abstracts (250-300 words) should be submitted to
Katherine D. Harris (katherine.harris at email.sjsu.edu) by November 15, 2010.
Please include any technical requirements (e.g., Internet access). This
panel will undergo the normal review procedure by the SHARP conference
committee. One participant for each proposal must be a member of SHARP prior
to the conference.

Founded in 1991, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and
Publishing is a global network of literary scholars, historians, librarians,
booksellers, and publishing professionals. With more than 1,000 members in
over 20 countries, SHARP works in concert with a number of affiliated
scholarly organizations around the world to encourage the study of book

Evoking Washington's status as an artistic and scientific center, "The Book
in Art & Science" is a theme open to multiple interpretations. Besides
prompting considerations of the book as a force in either art or science or
the two fields working in tandem, it also encourages examinations of the
scientific text; the book as a work of art; the art and science of
manuscript, print, or digital textual production; the role of censorship and
politics in the creation, production, distribution, or reception of
particular scientific or artistic texts; the relationship between the verbal
and the visual in works of art or science; art and science titles from the
standpoint of publishing history or the histories of specific publishers;
and much more.

Dr. Katherine D. Harris
Assistant Professor
Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0090
Email: katherine.harris at sjsu.edu
Phone: 408.924.4475

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        Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:29:55 +1100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: SSFLA 2011
        In-Reply-To: <AANLkTik0jO5P2fru2iggBY73n1X3TOgPo0OTPB_mBr8O at mail.gmail.com>

> Subject: SSFLA 2011
> Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 13:59:23 +0100
> From: carlos.martin at urv.cat <carlos.martin at urv.cat>

(SSFLA 2011)

(formerly International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications)

Tarragona, Spain, April 18-22, 2011

Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University




Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Most 
appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and Mathematics. Other 
students (for instance, from Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, 
Molecular Biology or Logic) are welcome too provided they have a good 
background in discrete mathematics.

All courses will be made compatible in terms of schedule.


Franz Baader (Dresden), Automata and Logic [advanced, 4 hours]
Thomas Bäck (Leiden), Natural Computing [introductory, 10 hours]
Markus Holzer (Giessen), Computational Complexity [introductory, 14 hours]
Claude Kirchner (Bordeaux), Rewriting and Deduction Modulo 
[introductory, 6 hours]
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen), Text Searching and Indexing [introductory, 10 hours]
Rupak Majumdar (Kaiserslautern), Software Model Checking [introductory, 
10 hours]
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin), Natural Language Processing with 
Subsymbolic Neural Networks [introductory, 6 hours]
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund), Automata Learning from Theory to 
Application [introductory/advanced, 18 hours]
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen), omega-Automata and Infinite Games 
[introductory/advanced, 6 hours]
Sheng Yu (London ON), Finite Automata and Regular Languages 
[introductory/advanced, 8 hours]


On a voluntary basis, within 6 months after the end of the School, 
students will be expected to draft an individual or jointly-authored 
research paper on a topic covered during the classes under the guidance 
of the lecturing staff.


It has to be done on line at



They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student 
takes. The rule is:

1 hour =

- 10 euros (for payments until November 30, 2010),
- 15 euros (for payments after November 30, 2010).

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: 
ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos 
Martin-Vide GRLMC)

Please mention SSFLA 2011 and your full name in the subject. An invoice 
will be provided on site. Bank transfers should not involve any expense 
for the School.

To check the eligibility for early registration, what counts is the date 
when the payment is received (not the date when the registration form 
was filled in).

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash.


Information about accommodation will be provided through the website of 
the School in January 2011.


Students will be delivered a diploma stating the courses attended, their 
contents, and their duration. Those participants who will choose to be 
involved in a research paper will receive an additional certificate at 
the end of the task, independently on whether the paper will finally get 
published or not.


Announcement of the programme: October 8, 2010
Starting of the registration: October 11, 2010
Early registration deadline: November 30, 2010
Starting of the School: April 18, 2011
End of the School: April 22, 2011


Carlos Martin-Vide: carlos.martin at urv.cat




SSFLA 2011
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386

        Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 06:31:08 +1100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Machine Translation and	 Morphologically-richLanguages
        In-Reply-To: <AANLkTik0jO5P2fru2iggBY73n1X3TOgPo0OTPB_mBr8O at mail.gmail.com>

> Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Machine Translation and	Morphologically-rich Languages
> Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 09:57:25 +0100
> From: Shuly Wintner <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>

Machine Translation and Morphologically-rich Languages
Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation
University of Haifa, Israel, 23-27 January, 2011

General information

Machine translation remains the holy grail of computational
linguistics. While this field of research has had tremendous progress
in the last decade, especially with the introduction of statistical
methods, translation between morphologically-rich languages remains a
highly challenging task. This Workshop addresses machine translation
(and related multilingual applications) in the context of
morphologically-rich languages. Relevant topics include, but are not
limited to, translation to and from such languages; transliteration
and translation of named entities; morphological pre-processing and
post-processing; language modeling of morphologically-rich languages;
and multilingual language resources.

The format of the Workshop is deliberately informal: it will include
oral presentations, both invited and contributed, but will leave ample
time for informal discussions, demonstrations and brainstorming. The
Workshop provides an opportunity to present the current state-of-the-
art, as well as future needs and directions. Complete works as well as
work in progress are equally welcome for presentation.

To encourage interaction and collaboration, an extensive social
program is planned, including a welcome reception, a banquet and a one-
day sightseeing tour.

Invited Speakers (preliminary list)

Ido Dagan; Nachum Dershowitz; Michael Elhadad; Marcello Federico;
Kevin Knight; Philipp Koehn; Alon Lavie; Adam Lopez; Lluís Màrquez;
Sergei Nirenburg; Kemal Oflazer; Ari Rappoport; Noah Smith; Andy Way

Call for Papers

The Workshop will consist of invited and contributed presentations. We
invite 2-page abstracts, in PDF format only, describing recent results
or work in progress in topics related to the main theme of the
Workshop. Accepted abstracts will be presented either as oral
presentations or as posters, as determined by the Program Committee.
No Proceedings will be published.
Abstratcs should be submitted on-line at http://mt.cs.haifa.ac.il/
mtml/. The deadline for submission is October 20, 2010.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: October 20, 2010
Acceptance notification: October 31, 2010
Final version of abstract due: December 31, 2010
Registration deadline: December 31, 2010
Workshop: January 23-27, 2011

Program Committee

Alon Lavie, Carnegie Mellon University
Gennadi Lembersky, University of Haifa
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

The Workshop is funded by the Israel Science Foundation, and is
generously supported by The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild
Foundation Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer
Science at the University of Haifa.

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