5.0346 Rs: Tree Diagram SW; Images (2/50)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 1 Oct 1991 20:29:03 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0346. Tuesday, 1 Oct 1991.

(1) Date: 30 Sep 91 14:32:00 EDT (26 lines)
From: "Mary Dee Harris" <mdharris@guvax.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Tree diagram software

(2) Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1991 11:59 EDT (24 lines)
Subject: Image Processing

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Date: 30 Sep 91 14:32:00 EDT
From: "Mary Dee Harris" <mdharris@guvax.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Tree diagram software

In response to Marco Simionato's question about tree-diagram packages, I
would recommend that he look into the SYNTAX WORKBENCH demonstrated at
the ACL conference in June. It's available from CSLI (Center for the
Study of Langauge and Information, Ventura Hall, Stanford University, CA
94305) and was advertised as available for course adoption in the Fall
of 1991. The program seems to have been designed for use with a syntax
course, but we played around with using it to draw parse trees and it
worked pretty well, even without reading the manual. It runs on the
Macintosh. It is also advertised as useful as a word processor.

To quote the flyer:

SWB can also be used simply for drawing trees on the Macintosh.
Trees and subtrees can be saved, cut and pasted as required.
The program will contain a structure lexicon, complex symbols, and a
provision for island constraints. The accompanying book will include
full documentation, a tutorial on how to use the program, and a topical
outline of the kind of syntax course it can be used in.

Mary Dee Harris

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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1991 11:59 EDT
Subject: Image Processing

In a recent note Robin Cover asks about approaches to image processing
of texts. A project of interest is the Cornell/Xerox Commission on
Preservation and Access Joint Study in Digital Preservation. Images are
scanned at 600 dpi and stored in TIFF format with CCITT Group 4
compression. At the moment the project is preparing 500 works in
mathematics (for which an ASCII version wouldn't be feasible), and the
Math department is keying in an extensive table of contents to facilitate
searching of images. A Documents Structure File is stored with the
images to describe them and link the images into a document. Clearly,
the extent to which the index permits searching will determine whether
access is sacrificed to preservation.

For more details, contact Lynn Personius (technical director) or Anne
Kenney of the Conservation Department of the Olin Library at (607)

Mike Neuman
Center for Text and Technology
Academic Computer Center
Georgetown University