[Humanist] 30.709 events: markup; EpiDoc change of deadline

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Fri Feb 3 08:17:22 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 709.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Lucia Vannini <Lucia.Vannini at postgrad.sas.ac.uk>          (26)
        Subject: Re: EpiDoc training workshop, London, April 2017

  [2]   From:    Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                   (34)
        Subject: Call for Participation: Balisage 2017

        Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:19:05 +0000
        From: Lucia Vannini <Lucia.Vannini at postgrad.sas.ac.uk>
        Subject: Re: EpiDoc training workshop, London, April 2017
        In-Reply-To: <DB5PR02MB167083B020066174AD8BEA7B847F0 at DB5PR02MB1670.eurprd02.prod.outlook.com>

Dear all,

In order to inform successful applicants earlier and give more time to organize travel to London, we have decided to close the deadline for applications to participate in the EpiDoc workshop earlier than originally announced. The deadline will now be *February 14th, 2017*. Please pass this on to anyone you know was planning to apply.




Lucia Vannini
PhD Candidate in Digital Classics
Institute of Classical Studies, London
email: lucia.vannini at postgrad.sas.ac.uk

Digital Classicist wiki: Lucia<https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/User:LuciaVannini>

> From: Lucia Vannini
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:45 AM
> Subject: EpiDoc training workshop, London, April 2017

Dear all,

We invite applications to participate in a training workshop on digital editing of papyrological and epigraphic texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 3–7, 2017. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard and Lucia Vannini (ICS) and Simona Stoyanova (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net http://epidoc.sf.net/ ) is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and EAGLE Europeana Project. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and use of the online Papyrological Editor tool.

The workshop will assume knowledge of papyrology or epigraphy; Greek, Latin or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to professors, are welcome. To apply, please email gabriel.bodard at sas.ac.uk<mailto:gabriel.bodard at sas.ac.uk> with a brief description of your background and reason for application, by February 28, 2017.

All the best,


Lucia Vannini
PhD Candidate in Digital Classics
Institute of Classical Studies, London
lucia.vannini at postgrad.sas.ac.uk
wiki.digitalclassicist: Lucia<https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/User:LuciaVannini>

        Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 15:38:22 -0500
        From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: Call for Participation: Balisage 2017
        In-Reply-To: <DB5PR02MB167083B020066174AD8BEA7B847F0 at DB5PR02MB1670.eurprd02.prod.outlook.com>

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2017
August 1 — 4, 2017, Rockville, MD (a suburb of Washington, DC) 
July 31, 2017 — Symposium Up-Translation and Up-Transformation

Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August. We solicit papers on any aspect of markup and its uses; topics include but are not limited to:

• Web application development with XML
• Informal data models and consensus-based vocabularies
• Integration of XML with other technologies (e.g., content management, XSLT, XQuery)
• Performance issues in parsing, XML database retrieval, or XSLT processing
• Development of angle-bracket-free user interfaces for non-technical users
• Semistructured data and full text search
• Deployment of XML systems for enterprise data
• Web application development with XML
• Design and implementation of XML vocabularies
• Case studies of the use of XML for publishing, interchange, or archiving
• Alternatives to XML
• the role(s) of XML in the application lifecycle
• the role(s) of vocabularies in XML environments

Detailed Call for Participation:   http://balisage.net/Call4Participation.html
About Balisage:  http://balisage.net/Call4Participation.html

pre-conference symposium:
Up-Translation and Up-Transformation: Tasks, Challenges, and Solutions
Chair: Evan Owens, Cenveo

Increasing the granularity and/or specificity of markup is an important task in many content and information workflows. Markup transformations might involve tasks such as high-level structuring, detailed component structuring, or enhancing information by matching or linking to external vocabularies or data. Enhancing markup presents secondary challenges including lack of structure of the inputs or inconsistency of input data down to the level of spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Source data for up-translation may be XML, word processing documents, plain text, scanned & OCRed text, or databases; transformation goals may be content suitable for page makeup, search, or repurposing, in XML, JSON, or any other markup language.

The range of approaches to up-transformation is as varied as the variety of specifics of the input and required outputs. Solutions may combine automated processing with human review or could be 100% software implementations. With the potential for requirements to evolve over time, tools may have to be actively maintained and enhanced. This is the place to discuss goals, challenges, solutions, and workflows for significant XML enhancements, including approaches, tools, and techniques that may potentially be used for a variety of other tasks. 

For more information: info at balisage.net or +1 301 315 9631

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