[Humanist] 26.963 events: summer school; corpora & dictionaries

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 963.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Center for Comparative Studies"                          (13)
                <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: Connecting Textual Corpora and Dictionaries - Kraków

  [2]   From:    Frank Veltman <F.J.M.M.Veltman at uva.nl>                    (97)
        Subject: ESSLLI 2014 Call for Proposals

        Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:11:48 +0200
        From: "Center for Comparative Studies" <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: Connecting Textual Corpora and Dictionaries - Kraków

Connecting Textual Corpora and Dictionaries
25-26 April 2013, Kraków (Poland)

One of the numerous objectives of COST Action 1005 "Medioevo Europeo" is the development of the Virtual Centre of Medieval Studies (VCMS) which shall integrate hitherto dissipate databases, textual collections, and dictionaries into a mature tool for carrying out research on Middle Ages. This goal, however, can only be achieved with reflection on the existing tools, practices, and users' needs. These are the crucial questions which we want to address with our workshop which focuses on the corpus-dictionary interface.

The meeting will start with a short presentation of the digital projects that are being carried out in the Institute of Polish Language in Kraków (Polish Academy of Sciences) which hosts the workshop. The first working session (State of Art: Good (and Bad) Practices, Formats, APIs, Interfaces) will comprise brief "state of art" reports dealing with the existing tools of the lexicographical and textual research. It will provide us with a deepened insight into the technical issues of the prospective tools' integration and will contribute to the description of good and bad practices of dictionary and corpora linking. Each participant will try to describe the databases according to the strict protocol which includes their chronological and geographical scope, search and browsing capabilities, interface type, file formats, encoding standards, licensing model, and web APIs.

The second working session (Corpora Use in Lexicographic Practice) provides real-world scenarios of the use of corpora-dictionary interface. Practising lexicographers will demonstrate how corpora facilitate everyday dictionary writing processes and how text collections can be exploited in order to enrich the lexicon. The contributions gathered in this section shall help to precise what are the features of the prospective VCMS that would satisfy the lexicographers' community, and what are the interlinking models that would match its needs.

The last two sections (Mature Projects: Goals, Tools, Challenges and Emerging Projects: Perspectives and Challenges) of the workshop will group demonstrations, mock-ups, and practical learning sessions. Creators of mature projects and research infrastructures will share their experience in what concerns the syntactic and semantic interoperability of their services. They will also offer other participants a short training. Those, in turn, whose projects are only in the construction or planning phase, will demonstrate their scientific goals, and the problems they encounter in assuring high data linking profile.

Local Organizer
Institute of Polish Language
Polish Academy of Sciences
al. Mickiewicza 31
31-120 Kraków


        Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:11:14 +0000
        From: Frank Veltman <F.J.M.M.Veltman at uva.nl>
        Subject: ESSLLI 2014 Call for Proposals

Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

    ESSLLI 2014

26th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Tuebingen, Germany

August 11-22, 2014




15 June 2013:      Proposal submission deadline
15 September 2013: Notification
1 June 2014:       Course material due


Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2014 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing and Information Sciences.
Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions,
offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week.  Proposals for two-week
courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week
courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.
In such cases, the ESSLLI program committee reserves the right to accept
just one of the two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed
completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a
minimum.  However, organizers and instructors have their registration
fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses
up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal
notification.  ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one
course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of
travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe.  The
ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the
School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and
accommodation expenses from other sources.


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.


Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to
people with no prior knowledge in that area.  They should be of elementary
level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly
assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant
discipline.  They should enable researchers from related disciplines
to develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and
techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to the
interdisciplinary nature of our research community.


Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission.  They are
intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers,
and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its
basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers
from related disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the
topic considered.  Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area
may presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines.


Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish
to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of a field.


Workshops focus on specialized, usually topics of current
interest. Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers
and selecting the workshop program. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.


Course and workshop proposals should follow closely the following guidelines to ensure full consideration.

Each course may have no more than two instructors, and each workshop
no more than two organizers.  All instructors and organizers must
possess a PhD or equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course
category.  Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the
intended level, for example as it relates to standard textbooks and
monographs in the area.  Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:


and include all of the following:

o Personal information for each proposer:
Name, affiliation, contact address, email, fax, homepage (optional)

o General proposal information: Title, category

o Contents information
*  Abstract of up to 150 words
*  Motivation and description (up to two pages)
*  Tentative outline
*  Expected level and prerequisites
*  Appropriate references
(e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings, surveys)

o Practical information:
*  Relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
*  Potential external funding for participants

Frank Veltman

University of Amsterdam
P.O. Box 94242
1090 GE Amsterdam 
The Netherlands 

e-mail: f.veltman at uva.nl
homepage: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~veltman/

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