12.0583 conferences, calls, summer school, lecture

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:13:26 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 583.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (27)
Subject: Second CfP: Inference in Computational Semantics

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (33)
Subject: ACL'99 Registration Brochure

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (40)
Subject: Oxford Text Encoding Summer School [TESS]

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (52)
Subject: 34th Colloquium of Linguistics - 2nd Call for Papers

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (24)
Subject: IWPT'99 Call for Papers

[6] From: Elli Mylonas <ELLI@BROWNVM.BITNET> (44)
Subject: Paul Dourish on CSCW 4/29

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:01:22 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Second CfP: Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-1)

>> From: mdr@wins.uva.nl (Maarten de Rijke)


First workshop on


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
Amsterdam, August 15, 1999

(Submission deadline: June 1, 1999)

Traditional inference tools (such as theorem provers and model builders)
are reaching new levels of sophistication and are now widely and easily
available. In addition, a wide variety of new tools (statistical and
probabilistic methods, ideas from the machine learning community) are
likely to be increasingly applied in computational semantics for natural
language. Indeed, computational semantics has reached the stage where the
exploration and development of inference is one of its most pressing tasks
--- and there's a lot of interesting new work which takes inferential
issues seriously.

The first workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-1) intends
to bring together researchers from areas such as Computational Linguistics,
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Logic, in order to discuss
approaches and applications of inference in natural language semantics.

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Detailed information about the program, and about registration and
accommodation will be made available at a later stage. For further
information, please contact the local organizers at icos1@wins.uva.nl or
visit the ICoS-1 home page: http://www.illc.uva.nl/~mdr/ICoS/

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:59:05 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL'99 Registration Brochure

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

ACL '99

37th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
June 20-26, 1999



The ACL '99 conference this year will offer a larger and more
diversified program than ever before. Below is a Program Overview.
Detailed information and the entire registration brochure may be
found at the website above. The registration brochure has also been
sent to all ACL members in hardcopy on 19th April, 1999. If you
would like an emailed version of the VERY LONG brochure, please contact
Priscilla Rasmussen at acl@aclweb.org. We also plan to have the
online registration working (hopefully) by the end of April.


19 June Registration and Tutorial Reception
20 June Tutorials--3 morning and 3 afternoon
21-22 June Workshops--4 1-day and 2 2-day workshops
23-26 June Technical, Thematic, and Student Sessions
(23rd and 26th Technical, 24th and 25th
Thematic and Student sessions); Invited
Speakers: Marti Hearst, Sadaoki Furui,
and George Miller. ACL Business Meeting
and Student Member Lunch Meeting.
Social program (Opening Reception, 22nd
June, and Banquet, 23rd June)


Please consult the website for the full program, venue and local
information, registration and hotel accommodation:

We hope to see you there!

Robert Dale and Kenneth Church, Program Chairs
Bonnie Dorr, Local Arrangements Chair

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:59:37 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Oxford Text Encoding Summer School [TESS]

>> From: TESS <tess-summer-school@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

TESS: The Text Encoding Summer School

Organized by Oxford University's
Humanities Computing Unit

11th-17th July, 1999
Oxford University

The Humanities Computing Unit at Oxford is pleased to announce that
applications are now invited for our third Text Encoding Summer School
(TESS). Upon completion, delegates will:

* have hands-on experience of digitizing texts using OCR
* understand the principles of document analysis
* understand the basics of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language)
and XML (the eXtensible Markup Language)
* have hands-on experience of marking-up an electronic text using the
Text Encoding Initiative's TEI Lite Document Type Definition
* have hands-on experience of SGML/XML authoring and browsing software
* understand the issues involved in distributing SGML/XML documents
* gain basic knowledge of the range of SGML/XML-aware software
products available
* have a clear basis for proceeding to implement an SGML/XML solution
appropriate to the needs of their particular project
* have discussed their work with experts in the field of text encoding

The all-inclusive price for 1999 will not exceed 550 pounds, covering B&B
accommodation in an Oxford college, all courses and course materials, all
lunches, and the banquet. A non-residential rate, which will not exceed
325 pounds, will also be available, but must be confirmed well in advance.
Delegates that choose this option are responsible for finding their own
accommodation. The Humanities Computing Unit WILL NOT be able to assist
you with finding a place to stay. A limited number of places will be made
available to members of Oxford University at a reduced cost.

Note that apart from the end of course banquet, an evening meal is not

If you would like more information on TESS or would
like to know how to apply, please refer to the
TESS web page at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tess

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:00:37 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: 34th Colloquium of Linguistics - 2nd Call for Papers

>> From: rapp@usun1.fask.uni-mainz.de (Reinhard Rapp)

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| University of Mainz, Germany |
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| Additional Tutorial - Sydney M. Lamb: |
| "The Neurocognitive Basis of Language" |
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| Travel Support for Scientists from |
| Eastern Europe |

We cordially invite you to participate in the 34th Colloquium
of Linguistics which will take place at the Johannes Gutenberg-
Universitaet Mainz, Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural
Studies in Germersheim, from September 7 to September 10, 1999.
The motto of this year's conference will be "Linguistics on the
Way into the New Millennium". Continuing the tradition of the
colloquium, there will be no restrictions regarding the choice
of topics. The conference languages are English, German, and
French. Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes which includes
10 minutes of discussion. The deadline for abstracts is May 31,
1999. A volume of abstracts will be available at the conference.
The proceedings with the full papers will be published after the
conference with Peter Lang-Verlag.

In a break with tradition, this year's conference program will
be supplemented by a number of tutorials. Each tutorial comprises
three hours and is intended to give a concise introduction to a
specific field for audiences with a different focus of research.

We are particularly happy to offer you a bus excursion to the
old city of Heidelberg with a guided tour through the castle
on Thursday, September 9. On the way, we will stop in Speyer,
whose Cathedral (Kaiserdom) is part of the UNESCO's world
cultural heritage.

Please do not hesitate to bring this announcement to the
attention of interested colleagues. More information can be
found on our website at http://www.fask.uni-mainz.de/lk/

Prof. Dr. Dieter Huber Dr. Reinhard Rapp

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:02:02 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: IWPT'99 Call for Papers

>> From: Harry Bunt <Harry.Bunt@kub.nl>

C a l l f o r P a p e r s


6th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

Sponsored by ACL/SIGPARSE

20-22 December, 1999
Trento, Italy

The ITC-IRST (Institute for Scientific and Technological Research)
in Trento, in the North of Italy, will host the 6th International
Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT'99) from 20 to 22 December,

IWPT'99 continues the tradition of biennial workshops on parsing
technology organised by SIGPARSE, the Special Interest Group on
Parsing of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). This
workshop series was initiated by Masaru Tomita in 1989. The first
workshop, in Pittsburgh and Hidden Valley, was followed by workshops
in Cancun (Mexico) in 1991; Tilburg (Netherlands) and Durbuy (Belgium)
in 1993; Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 1995; and
Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts) in 1997.

More information will soon be available on the IWPT'99 home page:
at <http://wwwseti.cs.utwente.nl/Docs/parlevink/sigparse/

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:02:28 +0100
From: Elli Mylonas <ELLI@BROWNVM.BITNET>
Subject: Paul Dourish on CSCW 4/29

They're fast and furious. Lots of talks this week. But this one is
on a very current research topic, and will be of interest to a generalist

The Brown Computing in the Humanities Users' Group presents

Placeless Documents:
A document management system that works the way you do

Paul Dourish
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

5:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 1999 STG Conference Room, Grad Center
Ground Floor, Tower E

Traditional document storage systems (including the conventional
filesystems that most of us use) are organised according to the needs of
the system, rather than the requirements of real world document practices.
They rely on hierarchies, when people use more fluid organisational
schemes; they place artificial barriers between documents from different
sources (personal, email, web, etc.); and, by locking functionality within
application black boxes, they make it hard to adapt system behaviour to
evolving work practices.

The Placeless Documents project, based in the Computer Science Lab at PARC,
is exploring new approaches to document management that aim to address
these problems. Our approach is based on the use of document properties as
a uniform mechanism for managing, categorising, organising, retrieving and
manipulating documents. Document properties capture relationships between
people, documents and tasks. In the Placeless Documents system, properties
can also encapsulate executable code, which can modify or add new document

In this talk, I will survey the background and motivations for our work,
and describe the design of the Placeless Documents system. I will also
discuss some of our early application experiences and what we've learned so

Paul Dourish is a member of research staff in the Computer Science
Laboratory at Xerox PARC in California. His primary areas of research are
collaborative systems, workgroup communication and human-computer
interaction, and he is particularly interested in the foundational
relationships between sociological investigation and interactive systems
design. He holds a B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Computer Science from the
University of London.

CHUG provides a forum for discussing the use of computers in the humanities
and for sharing ideas and information about computing techniques and
applications. We regularly have talks and discussions by members of the
Brown community and others about ongoing and future projects, research
ideas, and computing techniques. We meet when opportunity arises, as
announced on the newsgroup brown.bboard.announce. We always have

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