10.0625 new on WWW & the Internet

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 21:32:36 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 625.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (11)
Subject: imaging

[2] From: Jim Campbell <jmc@poe.acc.virginia.edu> (35)
Subject: The MOST - A virtual exhibit

[3] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (39)
Subject: Scottish lang. and lit.

[4] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (112)
Subject: part-of-speech tagging by e-mail

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 21:08:18 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: imaging

Many Humanists will be glad to know that the fine and beautifully produced
booklet by Howard Besser and Jennifer Trant, <cite>Introduction to Imaging:
Issues in Constructing an Image Database</cite>, published by the Getty, has
been made available on the Getty Information Institute web site, at the URL:
<http://www.ahip.getty.edu/intro_imaging/0-Cover.html>. The whole site is
well worth a look.

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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 11:08:59 -0500
From: Jim Campbell <jmc@poe.acc.virginia.edu>
Subject: The MOST - A virtual exhibit



An exhibit of rare books, manuscripts, and other objects in the
Special Collections Department of the University of Virginia Library.

21 categories of the most rare, important, peculiar, or deplorable
items in the collections are on display, some of them for the first time.
Categories include the Most Beautiful, the Rarest, the Oldest, the Most
Royal, the Naughtiest, the Most Controversial, and more. Among the
items on exhibit are:

-the most beautiful book ever printed

-the original manuscript of a great American masterpiece
written by a 22-year-old

-Columbus's letter announcing the discovery of America

-a naughty _Huckleberry Finn_

-special collections in cyberspace!

-hair from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E.
Lee's horse, and Queen Victoria's cat

-first editions of six great books that were censored

-the Cowardly Lion's copy of _The Wizard of Oz_, and Walt
Disney's original drawing of Snow White and the Witch

-a complete book small enough to fit in a thimble

-the most famous cigar in history


"The exhibit is intended to display the unexpected breadth and
depth of our holdings, and also to attract college and high
school students who do not normally encounter rare books and
--Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian






Contact the Special Collections Department at


Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 21:20:58 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Scottish lang. and lit.

>Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 11:45:50 -0500 (EST)
>From: jganders@arts.gla.ac.uk Thu Jan 23 06:36:47 1997

Three new Mailbase lists have been created for Scottish
Literature and Language. These lists are for discussions,
announcements and queries by those interested in Scottish
Literature or Language. Although mainly for academic staff,
contributions are welcomed from undergraduate students and

Scottish Literature or Language before 1700

18th century Scottish Literature or Language

Scottish Literature or Language of the 19th and 20th centuries

To subscribe to any of the three lists send the message 'join
listname Forename Surname' to mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk

You can join all three list by sending the command 'join
scotlanglit-all Forename Surname'.

(If you normally terminate your email messages with a signature,
please use "stop" after the final command sent to Mailbase.)

Your mail message should look similar to this:

To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk

Subject: (you may leave this blank)

join ScotLangLit.c19-c20 Mary Smith


Jean Anderson
STELLA, University of Glasgow,
6 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
email: j.anderson@arts.gla.ac.uk
phone: +44 (0)141 330 4980 fax: +44 (0)141 330 4537

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 21:19:42 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>

>Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 11:44:28 -0500 (EST)
>From: eric@scs.leeds.ac.uk Thu Jan 23 06:35:47 1997

We have set up an experimental email server for annotating English text
with grammatical Part-of-Speech tags. We are aware that several POS-taggers
are already available; ours is different in that (a) you can use it
via email, without having the bother of installing it on your machine;
(b) you can choose your preferred set of POS-tag categories, from 8 standard
sets which have been used in English corpus linguistics research.
The amalgam-tagger is based on the Brill tagger, retrained with 8 POS-tagged
English corpora.

This service is provided under the UK EPSRC-funded project
AMALGAM: Automatic Mapping Among Lexico-Grammatical Annotation Models,
see http://agora.leeds.ac.uk/amalgam/

To use, mail your English text to: amalgam-tagger@scs.leeds.ac.uk
with as SUBJECT one of: Brown, ICE, LLC, LOB, Parts, POW, SEC, UPenn
We advise you not to mail files larger than 50Kb: the tagged text may
cause your mailer problems as it can be more than double the size of your
original message.

For more information, mail amalgam-tagger@scs.leeds.ac.uk, Subject: help
- this helpfile is appended below to save you having to request it...

We are NOT keeping permanent copies of your texts, but we ARE monitoring
who is using the service (email addresses and file sizes).
- not so I can start charging you, but to help our case for follow-up grants!

Eric Atwell, John Hughes, Clive Souter, Sean Wilcock,
Centre for Computer Analysis of Language And Speech (CCALAS)
Artificial Intelligence Division, School of Computer Studies
The University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, Yorkshire, England
TEL:0113-2335761 FAX:0113-2335468 EMAIL:eric@scs.leeds.ac.uk
WWW: http://agora.leeds.ac.uk/scs/public/staff/eric.html


AMALGAM tagger Help file

Email software written by Sean Wilcock and John Hughes.
Tagging software written by John Hughes.

For tagging requests, please mail amalgam-tagger@scs.leeds.ac.uk
For questions about the email service, please mail sean@scs.leeds.ac.uk

Further information on the AMALGAM tagger can be found on our Web site:


A description of the eight tag-sets can be found at:


You can request eight types of tagging. Please use just the following
abbreviations for the tagging schemes in the subject line of your mail message:

Name: Abbreviation:

1) Brown Corpus Brown
2) International Corpus of English ICE
3) Lundon-Lund Corpus LLC
4) Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen Corpus LOB
5) UNIX parts Parts
6) Polytechnic of Wales Corpus POW
7) Spoken English Corpus SEC
8) University of Pennsylvania Corpus UPenn

Each tagging scheme that you specify will produce its own mailed reply.

By default, the tagger will use our tokeniser for any scheme until the word
'notoken' is encountered in the subject line. For any scheme name after
that the tokeniser will not be used. You can toggle between tokenisation and
non-tokenisation by inserting 'token' and 'notoken' between any group of scheme
names. An example of tokenised output is given later.

The tagger can also be used in `verbose' mode which appends a detailed
description of the sytnactic role of each tag to each line. By default,
The tagger can also be used in `verbose' mode which appends a detailed
description of the sytnactic role of each tag to each line. By default,
the tagger does not use the verbose mode until the word `verbose' is
encountered on the subject line. The tagger will revert to not using
verbose mode if `noverbose' is encounted on the subject line. The use
of `verbose' and `noverbose' can be toggled.

For example,

to: amalgam-tagger@scs.leeds.ac.uk
subject: ICE LOB notoken SEC verbose Parts token noverbose UPenn.

Our tokeniser will be used when tagging ice, lob and upenn, and will not be
used when tagging sec and parts. The verbose mode will be used *only* on the
output of the *Parts* scheme but not for any of the others.

In the body of the message please enclose the text you wish to be tagged in
ASCII format. When your request has been dealt with, the tagged text will
be returned in vertical format.
ASCII format. When your request has been dealt with, the tagged text will
be returned in vertical format.

For example,

to: amalgam-tagger@scs.leeds.ac.uk
subject: verbose LOB
message body: If he's not in action, he's in traction!

gives the output:

if/CS conjunction, subordinating
he/PP3A pronoun, personal, nominative, 3rd person singular
's/BEZ verb "to be", present tense, 3rd person singular
not/XNOT negator
in/IN preposition
action/NN noun, singular, common
,/, comma
he/PP3A pronoun, personal, nominative, 3rd person singular
,/, comma
he/PP3A pronoun, personal, nominative, 3rd person singular
's/BEZ verb "to be", present tense, 3rd person singular
in/IN preposistion
traction/NN noun, singular, common
!/! exclamation mark

Note that tokenisation has taken place by default. The first word, "If",
has been decapitalised; the conjoined word "he's" has been split into its
constituent parts; and the punctuation has been stripped from the words.

This is an experimental prototype of the automatic email tagger, so please
be understanding of any problems. If you do have any problems
accessing this tagger or have any bugs to report, please email:

Please also let us know if you find this tagger useful.

(If you wish to see this help file only, please type 'help' as the
subject of a blank message.)