[Humanist] 27.826 events: computational linguistics; Turing and Busa

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Feb 26 07:10:57 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 826.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Davenport, Sarah" <s.davenport at ucl.ac.uk>                (14)
        Subject: UCLDH Guest Speaker: Professor Willard McCarty, 25th March

  [2]   From:    Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>            (102)
        Subject: Second CFP: COLING 2014

        Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:49:20 +0000
        From: "Davenport, Sarah" <s.davenport at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: UCLDH Guest Speaker: Professor Willard McCarty, 25th March 2014

Professor Willard McCarty, 'What does Turing have to do with Busa? In celebration of the centennary plus one of Roberto Busa's birth’
Tuesday 25th March, 5.30pm
G31, Foster Court, UCL

We sometimes act as if the two -- the odd Englishman who invented digital computing and the formidable Italian who in the standard account began digital humanities -- were remote strangers to each other as much in thought as they were in life. In this talk I argue for their cognitive if not spiritual brotherhood. I argue that the coming together of digital computing machinery and traditional humanistic questions could be more obviously and more fully a bi-directional transformative collision with deeply fructifying outcome if only we ceased treating those two great progenitors as alien to each other.

Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing, King’s College London, and Professor, Research Group in Digital Humanities, University of Western Sydney.

All welcome, registration required.  Please see our events pages for information on how to register: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/events/archive/25-mar-14-mccarty

Sarah Davenport
Centre Co-ordinator
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
tel: 020 7679 7204 | email: s.davenport at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:s.davenport at ucl.ac.uk>
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        Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:42:46 +0000
        From: Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: Second CFP: COLING 2014

This might be of interest to humanists?

Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Judge <jjudge at computing.dcu.ie>
> Subject: Second CFP: COLING 2014
> Date: 25 February 2014 11:39:51 GMT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> ********** Apologies for cross-posting **********
> Second (Main) Call for Papers - Coling 2014
> COLING 2014
> Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August, 2014
> The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014), at Dublin City University (DCU, Dublin, Ireland). DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Most of the local organisers are from CNGL, Ireland's Centre for Global Intelligent Content (formerly the Centre for Next Generation Localisation), which embodies the leading position of Ireland in the global localisation/internationalisation business, a strong focus on language technologies including machine translation, computational linguistics and natural language processing, as well as on intelligent management, search, retrieval, transformation and adaptation of content.
> Coling will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.
> Coling 2014 solicits papers and demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:
> • pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon;
> • cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
> • models of communication by language;
> • lexical semantics and ontologies;
> • word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
> • parsing, both syntactic and deep;
> • generation and summarisation;
> • paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering;
> • speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
> • multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
> • information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking;
> • machine learning for natural language;
> • modelling of discourse and dialogue;
> • sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
> • multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
> • applications, tools and language resources;
> • system evaluation methodology and metrics.
> In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if not (yet) attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.
> Papers should describe original work; they should emphasise completed work or well-advanced ongoing research rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included.
> Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.
> Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.
> Reviewing will be double blind. It will be managed by an international Conference Program Committee consisting of Program Chairs, members of the Scientific Advisory Board and Area Chairs, who will be assisted by invited reviewers.
> Important Notice
> [1] In order to allow participants to be acquainted with the published papers ahead of time which in turn should facilitate discussions at Coling 2014, we have set the official publication date two weeks before the conference, i.e., on August 11, 2014. On that day, the papers will be available online for all participants to download, print and read. If your employer is taking steps to protect intellectual property related to your paper, please inform them about this timing.
> [2] While submissions are anonymous, we strongly encourage authors to plan for depositing language resources and other data as well as tools used and/or developed for the experiments described in the papers, if the paper is accepted. In this respect, we encourage authors then to deposit resources and tools to available open-access repositories of language resources and/or repositories of tools (such as META-SHARE, Clarin, ELRA, LDC or AFNLP/COCOSDA for data, and github, sourceforge, CPAN and similar for software and tools) and refer to them instead of submitting them with the paper, even though it will also be an open possibility (through the START system). The details will be given in the submission site for camera-ready versions of accepted papers.
> [3] There will be a separate call for demonstrations. Accepted papers on demonstrations will also be included in the proceedings.
> For Coling 2014, there will be one category of research papers only. All of the papers will be included in conference proceedings, this time in electronic form only.
> The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for references. Authors of accepted papers will be given additional space in the camera-ready version to reflect space needed for changes stemming from reviewers comments. Authors can indicate their preference for presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented orally vs. as posters.
> Papers shall be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information is removed from files submitted for review. Papers must conform to official Coling 2014 style guidelines, which are available here http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip. Submission and reviewing will be managed online by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is in Adobe's PDF.
> Submissions must be uploaded on the START system (https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/main/) by the submission deadlines; submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible.
> February 2014: Opening of the submission website https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/main/
> March 21, 2014: Paper submission deadline
> May 9-12, 2014: Author response period
> May 23, 2014: Author notification
> June 6, 2014: Camera-ready PDF due
> August 11, 2014: Official paper publication date
> August 25-29, 2014: Main conference
> -- 
> John Judge
> Research Fellow
> CNGL - The Centre for Global Intelligent Content
> COLING 2014 Local Chair
> Email: jjudge at computing.dcu.ie
> Phone: +353 1 700 6729
> Skype: jjudge2
> http://www.cngl.ie
> http://www.meta-net.eu
> http://www.coling-2014.org

Dr. Alexander O'Connor

Knowledge & Data Engineering Group
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie

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