From: "Iain D. Brown" <100131.3564@CompuServe.COM> (28)
Subject: Now available: "Beyond the Book: Theory, Culture and
the Politics of Cyberspace"
 From: LDC Office <firstname.lastname@example.org> (40)
Subject: new release
Date: 18 May 96 09:24:35 EDT
From: "Iain D. Brown" <100131.3564@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Now available: "Beyond the Book: Theory, Culture and the Politics of Cyberspace"
PUBLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
A while ago mention was made on SHARP of "Beyond the Book: Theory, Culture and
the Politics of Cyberspace" (editors: Warren Chernaik, Marilyn Deegan and Andrew
Gibson), to be published by the Centre for English Studies and the Office for
Humanities Communication (Oxford) following a 1995 conference organised by the
CES and OHC.
I am pleased to inform you all that this book is now available for purchase.
Looking through my copy which I picked up yesterday, I notice there are some
excellent essays, including the following:
Kathryn Sutherland, "Looking and knowing: textual encounters of a postponed
George Landow, "We are already beyond the book"
John Pickering, "Hypermedia: when will they feel natural?"
Michael Allen, "Re-viewing the film (studies) text"
Laura Cherniak, "The Web, semiotics, and history: Samual Delany's imagined
Andrew Gibson, "Interactive fiction and narrative space"
Nina Wakeford, "Sexualized bodies in cyberspace"
Copies of "Beyond the Book" may be ordered direct from the Centre for English
Studies, Room 363, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK.
Cost per copy is L7.50 plus postage (L1, UK; 2, Europe; L3 elsewhere). Cheques,
drawn in pounds sterling, should be made payable to the University of London.
Further enquiries to Rebecca Dawson at the CES.
Tel. (+44) (0)171 636 8000 ext. 3054
Fax (+44) (0)171 436 4533
***Also available from the CES are details of the University of London's MA in
the History of the Book.
This message is being cross-posted to HUMANIST.
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 08:24:24 -0400
From: LDC Office <email@example.com>
Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the
LINGUISTIC DATA CONSORTIUM
Radio Broadcast News
Continuous Speech Recognition Corpus (Hub-4)
This set of CD-ROMs contains all of the speech data provided to sites
participating in the DARPA CSR November 1995 Hub-4 (Radio) Broadcast
News tests. The data consists of digitized waveforms of MarketPlace
(tm) business news radio shows provided by KUSC through an agreement
with the Linguistic Data Consortium, and detailed transcriptions of
those broadcasts. The software NIST used to process and score the
output of the test systems is also included.
The data is organized as follows:
CD26-1: Training Data-Ten complete half-hour broadcasts with
minimally-verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with
the waveforms at the story-boundary level.
CD26-2: Development-Test Data-Six complete half-hour broadcasts with
verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with the
waveforms at the story-and turn-boundary level. Index files have been
included which specify how the data may be partitioned into 2 test
CD26-6 Evaluation-Test Data-Five complete half-hour broadcasts with
verified/adjudicated transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned
with the waveforms at the story-, turn-, and music-boundary level. An
index file has been included which specifies how the data was
partitioned into the test set used in the CSR 1995 Hub-4 tests.
Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996
Membership Year will be able to receive a copy of the Radio Broadcast
News at no additional charge, in the same manner as all other text and
speech corpora published by the LDC.
Nonmembers can receive a copy of this corpus for research purposes
only for a fee of $2500. If you would like to order a copy of this
corpus, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you
need additional information before placing your order, or would like
to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email or call
Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ldc. Information is also available via ftp
at ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use
"anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked