[Humanist] 28.711 events: multilingual web; analysis of drama

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 6 07:27:03 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 711.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>             (44)
        Subject: CFP deadline for the Multilingual Web Access workshop in
                Florence approaching - 11th Feb

  [2]   From:    Katrin Dennerlein <katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de>    (55)
        Subject: Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama, Munich, 12-13
                March 2015

        Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:50:12 +0000
        From: Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: CFP deadline for the Multilingual Web Access workshop in Florence approaching - 11th Feb

The 1st International Workshop on Multilingual Web Access (MWA 2015) - May 19, 2015
In conjunction with the 24th International World Wide Web Conference, Florence, Italy - May 18-22, 2015.


Motivation and Goals:
Over the past 25 years, the World Wide Web (WWW) has developed into a truly transnational information medium for users from across the globe. As of July 2013, Asia accounts for the largest share of online users in the world at 48.4%, followed by 21.8% from the Americas, and 19% from Europe [Internet Live Stats]. With this global development, the diversity of user languages on the Web has increased dramatically, leading to new challenges and opportunities for information access providers and consumers.
The MWA workshop will bring together researchers working on Cross-/Multilingual Search & Discovery, the Multilingual Social Web, as well as the Multilingual Semantic Web, in order to promote the exchange of complementary ideas and applicable/transferrable techniques between these areas. The goal of the workshop is to advance the current state of the art in Multilingual Web Access techniques, and, most importantly, to increase the adoption of multilingual techniques, methods, and tools in real-world Web applications.

Themes of interest:
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Multilingual Web search & discovery
Multilingual Web user needs & behavior
Interactive MWA systems & interfaces
Personalized multilingual search systems
Multilingual recommender systems
Multilingual news systems
Cross-/multilingual information retrieval
Multilingual social network analysis
Methods & tools for information & community linking
Multilingual semantic knowledge extraction, representation, and annotation
Multilingual ontology mapping & data linking
Sharing multilingual language resources as open web data
Integration of language technology with multilingual Web content, e.g. automated translation, automated text annotation for topic detection, named entity recognition and disambiguation
Evaluation: methods, collections, and metrics for MWA
Language resources for MWA
Cultural aspects of MWA
Risk-aware MWA
Privacy and Data Protection of multilingual Web content and data across jurisdictions

We solicit submissions of long and short papers from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas. For full details on the submission format and procedure, please refer to the Submission Instructions page. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion. Accepted papers will be included in the WWW companion volume that is published together with the main proceedings by ACM.

Important dates:
Feb 11, 2015: Submissions
Feb 27, 2015: Notifications
Mar 8, 2015: Camera-ready
May 19, 2015: Workshop

Dr. Alexander O'Connor
Knowledge & Data Engineering Group
School of Computer Science & Statistics
Trinity College, University of Dublin 
Dublin 2, Ireland
Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie

        Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:48:55 +0000
        From: Katrin Dennerlein <katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de>
        Subject: Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama, Munich, 12-13 March 2015

Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama and its uses for
literary criticism and historiography, 12-13 March 2015,
Munich, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Over the last years, some developments paved the way for the  
computer-based analysis of dramatic texts. On the one hand, more and  
more texts are available electronically as, for example, in the  
collection Théâtre classique (http://www.theatre-classique.fr) for  
French drama, the complete works of Shakespeare (e.g.  
http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org) and a collection of German dramas  
and libretti (http://www.textgrid.de/). On the other hand, we can now  
see the emergence of new methods and tools that allow us to gain and  
compute information like, for example, word frequency, speech length,  
configuration structures or topics automatically, also from large  
amounts of texts. The workshop aims at evaluating the possibilities of  
computer-based drama analysis for theses domains. What can be the use  
of the mostly quantitative results for questions such as quality,  
style, popularity, canonicity, genre, periods of literary history, and  
individual authorial periods of production? What kind of new  
questions, which new micro- or macronarratives are arising from these  
approaches? Where are the differences to prior non-computational  
approaches to quantitative aspects of drama (see e.g. the works of  
F.v.Cube/W. Reichert, Solomon Marcus, Manfred Pfister)?

Workshop Schedule
Thursday, March 12

11.00	Katrin Dennerlein: Opening
11.30	Martin Mueller (Northwestern University): Shakespeare His  
Contemporaries: A 	corpus-wide approach
12.15	Gerhard Heyer (Uni Leipzig) / Thomas Efer (Universität Leipzig):  
Information 	Theory and Structural Analysis: A Toolbox for Drama Mining
13.00	Lunch
14.30	Manuel Burghardt / Thomas Wilhelm (Uni Regensburg): Interaktive  
Analyse und 	Visualisierung von Shakespeare‑Dramen
15.15	Katrin Dennerlein (Uni Würzburg): Configuration density as a  
measurement for 	differences between comedies and tragedies
16.00	Coffee
16.30	Marcus Willand / Peggy Bockwinkel (Uni Stuttgart): Die  
dramatische Figur im 	Dramentitel und ihre Funktion für die  
dramatische Handlung. Eine konsistente 	Relation?
17.15	Peer Trilcke / Frank Fischer (Uni Göttingen) / Dario Kampkaspar  
(Herzog-August-	Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel): Digitale Netzwerkanalyse  
dramatischer Texte
18.00	Alexander Weber (Uni Erlangen): Die visuelle und typographische  
Gestalt 	frühneuzeitlicher Dramen

Friday, March 13
9.30	Jonathan Reeve (Modern Language Association, New York): »Imperial  
Voices«: 	Gender and Social Class among Shakespeare’s Characters, a  
Stylometric Approach
10.15	Christof Schoech (Uni Würzburg): Topic Modeling Literary Genre
11.00	Coffee
11.30	Fotis Jannidis (Uni Würzburg): Topics in plays und novels of the  
long 19th 	century
12.15	Discussion

Conference languages are German and English.
Participation is free. Please register (katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de)

More information about the Humanist mailing list