13.0396 conferences; meeting on annotation

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       [1] From: Barbara Bordalejo <bb268@is8.nyu.edu> (34)
             Subject: Canterbury Tales Project Conference

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (56)
             Subject: What little technologies changed the course

       [3] From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu> (48)
             Subject: Call for participation: meeting on annotation

             Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 09:28:27 +0000
             From: Barbara Bordalejo <bb268@is8.nyu.edu>
             Subject: Canterbury Tales Project Conference

    Online registration is now available for the Canterbury Tales Project
    conference at:


    One-day conference: Wednesday 26th April 2000

    Using electronic texts in teaching and research


    10: 30am: Coffee and introduction

    11am: Electronic text projects: production and publication
        Andrew Prescott: The Electronic Beowulf
        Linne Mooney: The Electronic Index of Middle English Verse
        Kevin Taylor: Publishing Electronic Texts

    12:30pm Lunch

    1: 30pm: Access to and uses of electronic texts
        Simon Horobin: Electronic Texts and Middle English Spelling
        Mike Fraser: 'We seik all nycht, bot na thing can we find': Humbul as

    a source for Medieval literature
        Ralph Hanna: The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism in All
    Modes, with Apologies to A. E. Housman.

    3pm: Coffee

    3:30: Peter Robinson: Where next for the Canterbury Tales Project?
    This talk will include a demonstration of The Canterbury Tales Project
    materials, including the General Prologue CD-ROM, and other work in

    4pm: Round table discussion on the possibilities and problems in using
    electronic texts for teaching and research.

    The conference will be held at the Queen's Building, De Montfort
    Leicester, on Wednesday 26th April.

    Registration fees for the conference are:

    20 standard

    10 students/concessions

    This fee includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch.

    For further details about this conference, please contact Claire Jones
    at jonesmc@dmu.ac.uk

             Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 09:29:01 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: What little technologies changed the course

    Greetings Fellows,

    [Hi, Following Call for FIRST Media Ecology Conference is forwarded via
    Association of Internet Researchers (air-l list) <air-l@info.comm.uic.edu>
    Attention: The most latest book of Prof. Paul Levinson is "Digital
    McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium (Routledge, 1999) Thanks
    a lot. --Arun Tripathi]

    Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 19:05:37 -0500
    From: "J. Sternberg" <netberg@compuserve.com>

    Greetings, fellow Internet reseachers. I've been lurking here on the
    list for a while, and I thought some of you might be interested in the
    conference in described below. I hope to present a paper there about
    some aspect of my own research on misbehavior in virtual communities,
    and would be interested in hearing by private email from any of you who
    might like to propose an all-Internet panel with me for this event. The
    MEA's website, BTW, is <http://www.media-ecology.org>

    Janet Sternberg
    Ph.D. Candidate
    Media Ecology Program, New York University

    Call for Papers
    First Media Ecology Association Convention

    June 16-18, 2000 at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in

    What little technologies changed the course of history? What in the
    thinking of McLuhan, Mumford, Innis, Ong, Fuller, Ellul, Wiener, et al
    can help us make sense of today and tomorrow's worlds? Who is doing
    comparable thinking today? Does it make a difference if those thoughts
    are spoken at conferences, published in journals, available on web pages
    or listservs like this? To what degree are our media out of our
    control? Will MP3 recordings obsolesce the music business? Is DNA a
    digital medium?

    Send a 100-word abstract that delves into the above or any related
    topic to Paul Levinson at PaulLevinson@compuserve.com by April 1.
    Be prepared to jump into the fray with a 15-25 page paper on the subject
    by June 1. Let us know if you'd like to be a discussant for papers by
    other participants.

    Proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, or other kinds of special
    sessions are also welcome.

    Join us we look around and take stock of ourselves, our media, and our
    discipline at the dawn of the new millennium (or the year before,
    depending upon your mathematical metaphysics).

    The Media Ecology Association was founded in 1998, as a way to organize,
    formalize, preserve, disseminate, and expand the study of how
    communications, media, and technology make a difference in our lives,
    our history, and our future. This will be our inaugural convention.

    Inquiries and submissions are preferred via e-mail to
    PaulLevinson@compuserve.com -- but can also be
    directed as follows:

          Professor Paul Levinson, Convention Coordinator
          Department of Communication and Media Studies
          Fordham University
          Bronx, New York 10458
          (718) 817-4863

    Please feel free to disseminate this notice -- by any and all media.

             Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 09:29:56 +0000
             From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu>
             Subject: Call for participation: meeting on annotation

                         *** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***

                  Large Corpus Annotation and Software Standards

                 Post-conference session held in conjunction with
                Thursday, May 4, 2000, 1-6pm, Seattle, Washington

    This meeting is intended to bring together researchers and developers
    from a variety of domains in text, speech, video, etc., to look
    broadly at the technical issues that bear on the development of
    software systems and standards for the annotation and exploitation of
    linguistic resources. The goal is to lay the groundwork for the
    definition of a data and system architecture to support corpus
    annotation and exploitation that can be widely adopted within the

    Among the issues to be addressed are:

           o layered data architectures
           o system architectures for distributed databases
           o support for plurality of annotation schemes
           o impact and use of XML/XSL
           o support for multimedia, including speech and video
           o tools for creation, annotation, query and access of corpora
           o mechanisms for linkage of annotation and primary data
           o applicability of semi-structured data models, search and query
             systems, etc.
           o evaluation/validation of systems and annotations

    The motivation for this meeting is the American National Corpus (ANC)
    effort, which will begin corpus creation within the year. We
    anticipate that the ANC will provide a significant resource for
    natural language processing, and we therefore seek to identify
    state-of-the-art methods for its creation, annotation, and
    exploitation. Also, as a national and freely available resource, the
    data and system architecture of the ANC is likely to become a de facto
    standard. We therefore hope to draw together leading researchers and
    developers to establish a basis for the design of a system to support
    the creation and use of the ANC.

    At present, the format of the meeting is open, and we invite
    suggestions for topics, presentations, etc. Those interested should
    contact ide@cs.vassar.edu before April 1, 2000.


    Nancy Ide
    Department of Computer Science
    Vassar College
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0520 USA
    Tel: +1 914 437-5988 Fax: +1 914 437-7498

    NOTE: A Birds-of-a-feather meeting for those interested in the American
    National Corpus effort will be held immediately following the discussion.

    A related workshop will be held at the LREC conference on May 29-30,
    2000; see http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/anc/lrec.html for information.

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