13.0429 LREC Workshop; 3 presentations on multimedia

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 429.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu> (96)
             Subject: LREC WORKSHOP : Data Architectures and

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (86)
             Subject: CONF: Three Presentations on Multimedia

             Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 07:12:33 +0000
             From: "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@cs.vassar.edu>
             Subject: LREC WORKSHOP : Data Architectures and

                                 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                                     LREC WORKSHOP


                                     May 30, 2000
                                    ATHENS, GREECE



                           SUBMISSION DEADLINE : MARCH 7, 2000

              Several software systems for linguistic annotation, search,
              and retrieval of large corpora have been developed within the
              natural language processing community over the past several
              years, including LT-XML (Edinburgh), GATE (Sheffield), IMS
              Corpus Workbench (Stuttgart), Alembic Workbench (Mitre), MATE
              (Edinburgh/Odense/Stuttgart), Silfide (Loria/CNRS), SARA
              (BNC), and several others. Related to and in support of this
              development, there have also been efforts to develop standards
              for encoding and various kinds of linguistic annotation, as
              well as data architectures (e.g., TIPSTER, TalkBank)
              etc. Still other developments, such as the introduction of XML
              and the powerful XSL transformation language and work on
              semi-structured data (e.g., the work of the Lore group at
              Stanford), have also impacted the ways in which corpora and
              other linguistic resources can be represented, stored, and

              Approaches to the fundamental design of the formats, data, and
              tools are varied among current systems for the annotation and
              exploitation of linguistic corpora. A primary reason for this
              diversity is that most developers are concerned with only one
              aspect of the creation/annotation/exploitation
              process. However, in order to work effectively toward
              commonality, the phases of the process must be considered as a
              whole. This demands bringing together researchers and
              developers from a variety of domains in text, speech, video,
              etc., many of whom have previously had little or no contact.

              This workshop is intended to bring these groups together to
              look broadly at the technical issues that bear on the
              development of software systems 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 community. 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



    Papers should be submitted in electronic form (preferably postscript,
    but plain ascii, MS Word RTF, or HTML are acceptable) to
    ide@cs.vassar.edu by March 7, 2000. Please include the subject line: LREC
    SUBMISSION : <authors' last names> -- for example, "LREC WORKSHOP


             Nancy Ide (contact)
             Department of Computer Science
             Vassar College
             Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0520 USA
             Tel : +1 914 437 5988
             Fax : +1 914 437 7498

             Henry S. Thompson
             Human Communication Research Centre
             2 Buccleuch Place
             Edinburgh EH8 9LW
             Tel : +44 (131) 650 4440
             Fax : +44 (131) 650 4587

    Program Committee

             Steven Bird, Linguistic Data Consortium
             Patrice Bonhomme, LORIA/CNRS
             Roy Byrd, IBM Corporation
             Jean Carletta, HCRC Edinburgh
             Ulrich Heid, IMS Stuttgart
             Hamish Cunningham, Sheffield
             David Day, Mitre Corporation
             Robert Gaizauskas, Sheffield
             Ralph Grishman, New York University
             Nancy Ide, Vassar College (Chair)
             Masato Ishizaki, JAIST
             Dan Jurafsky, University of Colorado at Boulder
             Tony McEnery, Lancaster
             David McKelvie, HCRC Edinburgh
             Laurent Romary, LORIA/CNRS
             Gary Simons, Summer Institute of Linguistics
             Henry Thompson, HCRC Edinburgh
             Yorick Wilks, Sheffield
             Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute
             Remi Zajac, New Mexico State University

             Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 07:13:50 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: CONF: Three Presentations on Multimedia

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community

    February 22, 2000

                  Three Presentations on Multimedia Information Systems
                   March 3, 2000: University of Maryland, College Park

                              "Issues in Musical Informatics"
                            "National Gallery of the Spoken Word"
                            "The Shakespeare Electronic Archive:
                        Text, Image and Film in Research and Teaching"

    The Digital Library Research Group of the University of Maryland, College
    Park,and the College of Library and Information Services present a program
    of talks on multimedia information systems on March 3, 2000.

    With the ability to digitally process significant amounts of multimedia,
    multimedia digital libraries will be increasingly common. Although digital
    scholarship in music, history, and literature have been widely separated in
    the past, we believe there are many common themes. We hope this
    interdisciplinary forum will highlight the possible synergies.

                                            * * *

                           9:30 AM Issues in Musical Informatics
                        Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University
                               McKeldin Library, Room 4137

    Musical codes can be used to support several application domains. Among
    them sound, notation, and analysis are the most common and the ones on
    which we concentrate. While the information sets needed in all three
    domains have some common features, each has unique attributes as well.

    Computing in Musicology:
    CCARH: <http://musedata.stanford.edu>http://musedata.stanford.edu
    Beyond MIDI:
    Melodic Similarity:

                                            * * *

                      11:00 AM National Gallery of the Spoken Word
                       Mark L. Kornbluth, Michigan State University
                                      Hornbake 0115

    The National Gallery of the Spoken Word (NGSW) will create a significant,
    fully searchable, online database of spoken word collections that span the
    20th century -- the first large-scale repository of its kind. NGSW will
    provide storage for these digital holdings and public exhibit "space" for
    the most evocative collections. >From Thomas Edison's first cylinder
    recordings, to the voices of Babe Ruth and Florence Nightingale, and Studs
    Terkel's timeless interviews, the collections of the NGSW will cover a
    variety of interests and topics. The NGSW is designed as an expansive
    repository of aural resources. Over time, it will grow to include many more
    collections from partnering institutions around the country.

                                            * * *

                       2:00 PM The Shakespeare Electronic Archive:
                       Text, Image and Film in Research and Teaching
                                    Peter Donaldson, MIT
                                 McKeldin Library, Room 4137

    The Shakespeare Electronic Archive is now working at the Folger and
    Shakespeare Institute. I will demonstrate its use and discuss plans for
    broader-than- Shakespeare film-text archive. Mr. Donaldson will also
    discuss the Archive's plan to create distance collaboration tools to make
    the archives useful at all levels.

                                            * * *

                               3:30 PM Reception hosted by
                     Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
                                     Mckeldin Library

    McKeldin Library,
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