9.742 new series, new software

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 19:08:48 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 742.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Nancy Ide <ide@univ-aix.fr> (85)
Subject: new book series

[2] From: lieberk@berlin.netsurf.de (66)
Subject: (fwd) Software for typesetting critical editions

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 19:10:12 +0000
From: Nancy Ide <ide@univ-aix.fr>
Subject: new book series

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New Book Series... from
Kluwer Academic Publishers

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Series Editors:
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Jean V=E9ronis, CNRS and Universit=E9 de Provence, France

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Editorial board: Harald Baayen, Max Planck Institute, The Netherlands;
David Barnard, Queens University, Canada; Ken Church, Bell Laboratories,
USA; Stig Johansson, University of Oslo, Norway; Judith Klavans, Columbia
University, USA; Joaquim Llisterri, Universitat Autonoma di Barcelona,
Spain; Joseph Mariani, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
France; Dan Tufis, Academy of Sciences, Romania.

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Due to the recent availability of large bodies of text and speech in electr=
form, data-based research of all kinds has increased dramatically in areas
such as computational linguistics and language engineering (especially
corpus-based linguistics), speech, humanities computing,
psycho-linguistics, and information retrieval. This series is intended to
explore the methodologies and technologies that are emerging as a result of
this work. In addition, while each of these disciplines has developed
methodologies appropriate to its particular problem area, there is emerging
a clearly defined set of technologies and methodologies common to all areas
of research involving large quantities of electronic data. The series will
be particularly concerned with methodologies and technologies with either
actual or potantial applicability to other areas. The topics covered by the
series include but are not limited to:

o encoding and representation of text and speech
o lexical statistics and quantitative word studies
o computational lexicography
o morphological analysis and part-of-speech tagging
o grammars and parsing technologies
o automated content and thematic analysis
o text databases and retrieval
o document analysis, automatic indexing and abstracting
o stylometry and computerized authorship discrimination
o text generation
o message understanding
o text-to-speech and dictation systems
o speech synthesis and speech recognition
o phonological and prosodic analysis

The series will contain several different types of books, including:

o methodologies, which survey major methodological approaches in a given
domain. Many of the methodologies emerging for text-based work have
never been considered collectively or comprehensively, and there is a
serious need for books which provide an overview of the important
approaches to certain problem areas.

o advanced research topics, which treat in depth specific areas
of interest or projects at the state of the art. This type of book wil=
describe leading edge research on specific topics, whose methodologies
may have only just begun to develop.

o tutorials, which provide a general introduction to a particular topic.
Because data-based research has developed so rapidly in recent years,
there is a large number of researchers who are unfamiliar with basic
concepts and approaches. In addition, applicable methodologies which
may be well-developed within one discipline are often completely
unknwon to researchers in another discipline.

Supplementary materials such as software, demonstrations, program
libraries, etc. in appropriate forms (diskettes, web sites, etc.) will be
included where appropriate.

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Text to Speech Synthesis. T. Dutoit

Studies in Very Large Corpora. K. Church, P. Isabelle and D. Yarowsky (Eds.=

Recent Advances in Parsing Technologies. H. Bunt and M. Tomita (Eds.)

Prosody: Theory and Experiment. M. Horne (Ed.)

Corpus-based Methods in Language and Speech. G. Bloothoft, K. Church and S.
Young (Eds.)

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Also of interest:

The Text Encoding Initiative: Background and Context. N. Ide and J. V=E9ron=

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For more information on this series or to discuss publishing in the series

Polly Margules
Kluwer Academic Publishers
101 Philip Drive, Norwell, MA 02061
PH: 617-871-6600 ext. 313
FX: 617-871-6528
e-mail: pmargules@wkap.com

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 18:34:37 -0400
From: lieberk@berlin.netsurf.de
Subject: (fwd) Software for typesetting critical editions

I hope that I am not breaking too many rules by forwarding the following
info about CET, a DOS/OS software developed by Bernt Karasch
(Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), which might be of interest for those of us who
are struggling with typesetting the text and apparatus of critical editions=
I myself have not yet used CET, but it seems easier to handle than TUSTEP,
it is not very expensive, and, to judge from the samples given on the
WWW-homepage, it can produce quite satisfying results. One feature which I
miss is a facility for the collation and stemmatological analysis of the
variants before setting up the final text and apparatus, as it can be done
with COLLATE (developed by Peter Brown, Oxford University), but COLLATE, on
the other hand, does not offer the same facilities for typesetting (and is
available only for Macintosh, as far as I know). If we have members on this
list who have used CET, I would appreciate to know their opinions.

I wish to add that I am not affiliated with the developer and distributor o=
this software and take no financial or other material benefit for forwardin=
this message. Please excuse for crossposting if you receive it from more
than one list.

Otfried Lieberknecht

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A system for typesetting critical editions on Personal Computers

Typesetting critical editions in the conventional way is a time and
money consuming task. Revising the text can lead to the alteration of all
following line numbers in the critical apparatus. Therefore, wrong line=20
numbers in the critical apparatus are almost unavoidable - however much car=
has been taken during the several revisions of the text. The editor depends
on a compositor, who provides the editor with printouts.

The Critical Edition Typesetter (CET) solves these problems:
using CET the editor can typeset the critical edition without help from
a compositor. The line numbers are computed by CET and the editor can print
the text with correct line numbers at any time during the revision.
CET converts suitably marked-up ASCII text files into a PostScript file
which can be printed using low cost matrix printers and professional


- up to nine independent footnote series (available footnote formats:
unjustified, justified, two columns, three columns)

- computation of line numbers and of cross-references within the text

- abbreviation of lemmata in the critical apparatus consisting of more
than two words (optional)

- generation of word indices

- generation of PostScript files ready for printing


- IBM-PC compatible computer with 80386 processor (or better),
30 MB of harddisk space; recommended processor: 80486DX, 33 MHz

- optional:=20
VGA video adaptor (required for Preview)

output device (supported devices: PostScript output devices
(typesetter and laser printer), HP DeskJet, HP LaserJet,
HP PaintJet, Epson matrix printer and compatible printer,
IBM ProPrinter, Canon BubbleJet 10e)


MS-DOS 3.2 (or later) or OS/2 2.0 (or later)


Please visit the CET home page for downloading the CET User Manual
(PostScript) and for latest information about CET:


CET is available for 198 German Marks for noncommercial
purposes from:

Bernt Karasch
Heinrich-Koenig-Str. 18
D-44797 Bochum