[Humanist] 31.462 events: web archiving; text, speech, dialogue

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 462.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    TSD 2018 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>                    (106)
        Subject: TSD 2018 - Preliminary Announcement and Call for Workshops

  [2]   From:    Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>                     (22)
        Subject: Call For Participation: Web Archiving Datathon with Archives
                Unleashed Toolkit 26-27 April 2018, University of Toronto

        Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:29:38 +0000
        From: TSD 2018 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>
        Subject: TSD 2018 - Preliminary Announcement and Call for Workshops


Twenty-first International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2018)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 11-14 September 2018
The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


The TSD 2018 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops
or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing
committee. The organizing committee can arrange for a meeting room at the
conference venue and prepare a workshop proceedings as a book with ISBN by
a local publisher. The workshop papers that will pass also the standard TSD
review process will appear in the Springer proceedings.  Each workshop is
a subject to proposal that should be sent to the contact e-mail
tsd2018 at tsdconference.org ahead of the respective deadline.


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


    Kenneth Church, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.


The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised.


March 15 2018 ............ Submission of abstracts
March 22 2018 ............ Submission of full papers
May 16 2018 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31 2018 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
August 8 2018 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 15 2018 ........... Notification of acceptance for
                           demonstrations sent to the authors
September 11-14 2018 ..... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the


The official language of the conference is English.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to
    Ales Horak, TSD 2018
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2018 at tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2018 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2018/


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London and Munich,
and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

        Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:58:11 +0000
        From: Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call For Participation: Web Archiving Datathon with Archives Unleashed Toolkit 26-27 April 2018, University of Toronto

Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation
Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit: Web Archive Datathon
Robarts Library, University of Toronto
26-27 April 2018

Web Archives

The World Wide Web has a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives.

Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretch across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.

Archives Unleashed Toolkit

This event is tailored towards web archives practitioners and researchers. The Archives Unleashed datathon presents an opportunity for librarians, archivists, researchers, computer scientists, and others to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands on experience.

This event will bring together a small group of approximately 15 participants to experiment with the newest release of AUT (Archives Unleashed Toolkit) and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale. For more information on AUT and the Cloud, please visit http://archivesunleashed.org/.

Over the next two years, there will be subsequent events: one in the eastern United States, one in western Canada, and one in the western area of the United States. Accordingly, we prioritize regional applicants from central and eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

Sponsors + Travel Grants

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Toronto Libraries, and the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts. The Archives Unleashed team is pleased to offer modest travel grants to help attendees participate in this event. These grants can cover up to $1,000 CAD in travel expenses. If you require financial assistance to attend the event, please indicate in your statement of interest that you would like to be considered for the travel grant.

Submission Guidelines

Those interested in participating should send a 250-word expression of interest and a short one-page CV to the Archives Unleashed Team (archivesunleashed at gmail.com) by midnight on 5 February 2018. This expression of interest should address your background and interests in web archiving, and what you would hope to get out of working with tools and web archive data at scale. Applicants will be notified by 19 February 2018.

On behalf of the organizers,

Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo), Nicholas Worby (University of Toronto), Nick Ruest (York University), and Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo).

Ian Milligan | Associate Professor | Department of History
University of Waterloo | 200 University Ave W Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
+1 (519) 888-4567 x32775 | http://ianmilligan.ca

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