15.058 summer school; town meetings

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 58.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (117)
             Subject: Eurolan 2001 - last call

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (106)
             Subject: NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETINGS 2001: Denver, June 28:
                     Registration deadline June 1.

             Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 06:43:20 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Eurolan 2001 - last call

    >> From: "Gabriela Dima" <g.dima@infoiasi.ro>

    Last call

    EUROLAN 2001

    Summer School on
    "Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources"
    5th in the series of Eurolan Schools
    30 July - 11 August 2001
    Iasi, Romania

    Once upon a time, there was a series of summer schools and its name was
    Eurolan. It would happen in the far away land of Romania, during its long
    hot summer days. And among the schools of this series, the most famous of
    all was Eurolan 2001. Never before had the ancient city of Iasi seen such a
    gathering of kings and queens, of princes and princesses with only one thing
    in mind: to talk about the state-of-the art in the theory, methodology, and
    technology for creating and using annotated language resources for language

    For two long weeks, they kept talking and talking. Princesses and princes
    from all over the world came to meet the wise invited queens and kings and
    learn from their wisdom. The kings would speak during mornings while in the
    afternoons they would help princes to put into practice their teachings.
    And, as if all these hadn't been enough, more meetings were organized for
    the young princes (workshops on Multi-layer Corpus Based Analysis:
    http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide/Eurolan01-ws.html and on Modular Programming
    Applied to Natural Language Processing:
    http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/workshop.html) and for all the
    people in Iasi at that time (round tables on Linguistic Data Consortia and
    on Industrial Applications in Response to Market Requirements).

    What happened during those days can be briefly presented as follows:

    Monday - 30 July
    Annotation formalisms and standards for NLP (XML, XCES)
    Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA)
    Laurent Romary (Loria Laboratories, Nancy, France)

    Tuesday - 31 July
    Qualitative and quantitative methods in corpora (tokenisation, part of
    speech tagging, measuring similarity and homogeneity)
       Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy - RACAI)
    Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, UK)

    Workshop on Multi-layer Corpus Based Analysis

    Wednesday - 1 August
    Sub-syntactic and syntactic annotation (shallow-parsing, tree banks)
    Hans Uszkoreit (University of Saarbrucken, Germany)

    Round table on Linguistic Data Consortia

    Thursday - 2 August
    Annotation of semantics, word sense disambiguation
    Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
    Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, UK)

    Friday - 3 August
    Annotation of semantics, meaning relationships, linguistic chains, semantic
    roles of verbs
    Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
    Chuck Fillmore (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

    Birds-of-a-feather meeting

    Saturday - 4 August
    Annotation of discourse (structure, co-reference)
    Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
    Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA)
    Daniel Marcu (University of Southern California, USA)

    Sunday - 5 August
    Trip to Bucovina Monasteries

    Monday - 6 August
    Exploitation of corpora for anaphora resolution
    Catalina Barbu (Universities of Wolverhampton, UK and Iasi, Romania)
    Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
    Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

    Workshop on Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing (I)

    Tuesday - 7 August
    Exploitation for information extraction and information retrieval
    Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
    Atsushi Fujii (University of Library and Information Science, Tokyo, Japan)

    Workshop on Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing (II)

    Wednesday - 8 August
    Exploitation for summarization, discourse interpretation and data mining
    Daniel Marcu (University of Southern California, USA)

    Round table on Industrial Applications in Response to Market Requirements

    Thursday - 9 August
    Exploitation for machine translation
    Ulf Hermjakob (University of Southern California, USA)

    Friday - 10 August
    Creation and exploitation tools in cross-lingual applications
    Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield, UK)
    Valentin Tablan (Universities of Sheffield, UK and Iasi, Romania)

    Farewell Evening

    All these chats and exciting quarrels happened in the large bright palaces
    of the "Al. I. Cuza" University, in the very heart of the organisers' realm.

    A huge fortress was chosen as dwelling place for most of the guests (student
    hostel - double room: 10 USD/night or single room: 18 USD/night), who could
    rest for few hours in its welcoming rooms. Other guests preferred special
    lodging in a castle in the city (hotel ** - double room: 16 USD/night or
    single room: 22 USD/night).

    And tables were set for all those who came to Iasi and there was plenty of
    food and drinks (for 10-15 USD per day) and parties and marry people. And,
    as good hosts usually do, the Eurolan organizers arranged a trip through
    their land and showed their guests the marvels of northern Romania (Bucovina
    Monasteries - UNESCO Cultural Heritage).

    At the end of the school everybody returned to their realms where they lived
    happily ever after.

    Have you enjoyed the story?
    You can be part of it!!!

    You can still register before 7 June at:

    (by the way, the registration fee - USD 350 - shall be sent to:
    ... Bank name: BCR Iasi (Romanian Commercial Bank, Iasi branch)
    ... Bank address: Str. Palat 11, Iasi 6600 - ROMANIA
    ... Swift code: RNCBROBUIS
    ... Account number: 2511.31-418.94
    ... Owner: "Al.I.Cuza" University of Iasi - please specify: "for
    Bank transfer costs should be paid in addition to the tuition fee)
    We'll make sure that you have a place in our story and enjoy living it with

    Organising Royalties

    Nancy IDE - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
    Dan CRISTEA - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi
    Dan TUFIS - Romanian Academy, Bucharest
    Laurent ROMARY - LORIA Laboratories, Nancy
    Daniel MARCU - ISI, University of Southern California

             Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 07:08:00 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETINGS 2001: Denver, June 28:
    Registration deadline June 1.

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    May 29, 2001



                                * * DENVER * *

                      June 28 - Driscoll Center, University of Denver

                         Western States Digitization Pre-Conference
                          "Copyright & Primary Source Materials"

                           Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law
                         Bernard Reilly, Chicago Historical Society

                            Open to the Public - Free of Charge

                           REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY JUNE 1
         Register Online:

                                       * * * *

    A reminder that the third in the current series of NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN
    MEETINGS is taking place on Thursday June 28 at the University of Denver.
    The Town Meeting is free of charge, but registration closes this Friday,
    June 1. Register online at the local web page for the town

    Entitled "Copyright & Primary Source Materials," this four-hour meeting
    will bring together national experts in the field and local practitioners
    working in museums, libraries and archives to examine the copyright policy
    issues and practical copyright-related problems of mounting primary source
    materials online.

    * What are the current intellectual property issues inhibiting the
    networking of primary documents of cultural heritage online?

    * What is the current law and what are the key legislative developments
    affecting our work in this area?

    * What are current practical solutions to current copyright problems?

    * How are things changing and what new pro-active strategies do we need to
    adopt in order to achieve the future?

    The above themes will be the subjects of two keynote addresses by national
    experts in the field: Professor Peter Jaszi (Washington College of Law,
    American University) and Bernard Reilly (Head of Research and Access,
    Chicago Historical Society).

    After questions and comments on the issues addressed by the two main
    speakers, participants will hear reports from the field in a panel comprising:

    * Tom Folsom, Legal Counsel, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    * Jim Williams, Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder

    * Kevin Anderson, archivist and historian, Casper College, Wyoming

    A hallmark of the NINCH Copyright Town Meetings is the time allotted to the
    discussion among participants of both specific problems and broad issues.

    The Denver Copyright Town Meeting serves as the pre-conference for
    "Cultural Heritage Collaboration in the Digital Age: A Conference for
    Library and Museum Leaders," designed to introduce key archive, historical
    society, museum and library leaders in 23 Western states to the issues
    associated with developing a statewide or regionally based collaborative
    digitization initiative.


    A report and resource materials from this and other town meetings will be
    made available at the NINCH TOWN MEETINGS WEBSITE:

    Other Copyright Town Meetings planned for this year are as follows:

                             September 24 - New York Public Library:
                     "Intellectual Property & Multimedia in the Digital Age"

                 October 27 - Museum Computer Network Conference, Cincinnati:
                                "New Strategies, New Contexts"

                           November 19 - University of Oregon, Eugene:
                                      "Creating Policy"

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    Local committees have organized the town meetings, which have been
    coordinated and reviewed by the NINCH Town Meetings Working Group. The
    Copyright Town Meetings series is a component of the NINCH Copyright
    Education Program..

    Nancy Allen, Dean and Director of Libraries, University of Denver
    Liz Bishoff, Project Director, Colorado Digitization Project
    James Williams, Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Kathe Albrecht, American University/Visual Resources Association
    Robert Baron, Independent Scholar
    Mary Case, Association of Research Libraries
    Kenneth Crews, Indiana University
    Georgia Harper, University of Texas
    Christine Sundt, University of Oregon/Visual Resources Association/NINCH BOARD
    Marta Teegen, College Art Association
    Sanford Thatcher, Pennsylvania State University Press/Association of
    American University Presses
    Peter Walsh, Wellesley College, College Art Association
    Martha Winnacker, University of California.


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