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    Ubiquity: A Web-based publication of the ACM
    Volume 4, Number 11, Week of May 5, 2003

    In this issue:

    Interview --

    The Virtues of Virtual

    Abbe Mowshowitz talks about virtual organization as a way of managing
    activities and describes the rise of virtual feudalism.

    Excerpt --

    Virtual Organization: Toward a Theory of Societal Transformation
    Stimulated by Information Technology
    By Abbe Mowshowitz

             Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 06:45:53 +0100
             From: Edward Vanhoutte <evanhoutte@kantl.be>
             Subject: TOC Literary & Linguistic Computing 17/4

    Literary and Linguistic Computing

    Volume 17, Issue 4, November 2002



    - A Complete and Comprehensive System for Modern Greek Language
    Processing Proposed as a Modern Greek Language Call Method Developer
    S. D. Baldzis, E. Eumeridou and S.A. Kolalas
    pp. 373-400
    In this paper, we put forward a fully developed system for the teaching
    of Modern Greek Language (MGL). The system comprises a parser and
    generator for Modern Greek sentences as well as a computational lexicon,
    encoding morphological, syntactic, and semantic information for words.
    In this paper, we present the major components of the system,
    highlighting their suitability for the teaching of MGL in an
    experimental, open, and cooperative educational environment. The
    proposed system can be used either in a classroom environment or by
    Internet correspondence for the teaching of MGL as a native or foreign

    - Automatically Categorizing Written Texts by Author Gender
    Moshe Koppel, Shlomo Argamon and Anat Rachel Shimoni
    pp. 401-412
    The problem of automatically determining the gender of a document's
    author would appear to be a more subtle problem than those of
    categorization by topic or authorship attribution. Nevertheless, it is
    shown that automated text categorization techniques can exploit
    combinations of simple lexical and syntactic features to infer the
    gender of the author of an unseen formal written document with
    approximately 80 per cent accuracy. The same techniques can be used to
    determine if a document is fiction or non-fiction with approximately 98
    per cent accuracy.

    - Developing Conceptual Glossaries for the Latin Vulgate Bible
    Andrew Wilson
    pp. 413-426
    A conceptual glossary is a textual reference work that combines the
    features of a thesaurus and an index verborum. In it, the word
    occurrences within a given text are classified, disambiguated, and
    indexed according to their membership of a set of conceptual (i.e.
    semantic) fields. Since 1994, we have been working towards building a
    set of conceptual glossaries for the Latin Vulgate Bible. So far, we
    have published a conceptual glossary to the Gospel according to John and
    are at present completing the analysis of the Gospel according to Mark
    and the minor epistles. This paper describes the background to our
    project and outlines the steps by which the glossaries are developed
    within a relational database framework.

    - Web-based Dictionaries for Languages of the South-west USA
    Sonya Bird, Michael Hammond, Maria Amarillas, Melody Jeffcoat, Heidi
    Harley, Mizuki Miyashita, Laura Moll, Mary Ann Willie and Ofelia Zepeda
    pp. 427-438
    This paper outlines a project currently under way in the Linguistics
    Department at the University of Arizona to create electronic
    dictionaries of indigenous languages of the south-west USA and make them
    available over the Web for language instruction as well as for
    linguistic, psycholinguistic, and anthropological research. Working with
    three languages-Tohono O'odham, Navajo, and Hiaki-we have created an XML
    scheme that serves as a general template for structuring and archiving
    language databases. We describe the process of compiling databases for
    different languages and converting these databases to XML, which
    contains all the relevant information in a manner that is easily
    accessible. We discuss the general programming scheme used for
    searching, and the interfaces used for presenting the dictionary on the
    Web, which include several front ends for different user groups. We end
    with a discussion of how to ensure that special characters are displayed
    properly on the Web.

    - Interpolations, Pseudographs, and the New Testament Epistles
    George K. Barr
    pp. 439-455
    Scale-related patterns are found in all thirteen Pauline epistles. To
    test their distinctiveness, graphs of other texts, ancient and modern,
    comprising more than a million words, have been scrutinized; this survey
    has failed to detect any similar patterns. They may therefore be related
    to Pauline authorship. The longer passages claimed to be interpolations
    are tested against these scale-related patterns and are found to be
    essential parts of the original texts. Further scale-related patterns
    are found in 1 and 2 Peter (which received wisdom claims are
    pseudonymous writings) and in Hebrews. Consideration of these patterns
    and of the partnership of Paul and Silvanus in mission, leads to a
    possible solution to the problem of the hapaxes and throws light on the
    points of contact between the Paulines (including the Pastorals), 1 and
    2 Peter, and Hebrews.

    - An SDRT Approach to the Temporal Structure of Modern Greek Narrative
    Eleni Galiotou
    pp. 457-474
    We describe an attempt to analyse the temporal structure of discourse in
    Modern Greek following the principles of Asher's Segmented Discourse
    Representation Theory. We focus on discourse relations of a temporal and
    causal interest and the use of linguistic knowledge for the
    determination of these relations. This analysis is applied to a corpus
    of short newspaper articles reporting car accidents in Modern Greek and
    the discourse grammar is implemented using the Attribute Logic Engine.

    - Modelling a Morpheme-based Lexicon for Modern Greek
    E. Papakitsos, M. Grigoriadou and G. Philokyprou
    pp. 475-490
    This paper presents a method for designing and organizing a
    multi-purpose morpheme-based lexical database for Modern Greek. The
    authors are in favour of multi-purpose lexical databases, to avoid a
    repetition of effort from one application to another, and of
    morpheme-based lexica, to achieve flexibility, reusability,
    expandability, and compact representation of data for future
    developments. The suggested method for modelling the lexical database in
    the word-processing function is the Entity/Relationship model, according
    to the linguistic theory of Generative Lexical Morphology. In the
    framework of this model, which depicts rich linguistic information, we
    can introduce new data structures for storing the morphemes. These new
    data structures are matrix encoding schemes; one type, called the
    Cartesian Lexicon, has been designed as a part of our research. The
    matrix data structures combine the advantages of hash-tables and tries,
    which are very popular data structures in supporting machine readable
    dictionaries. Our system was tested on the Modern Greek language, and
    demonstrated a satisfactory overall performance in word-processing.
    These methods could also be applicable to other languages having
    morphological systems similar to Modern Greek.

    Review Article

    - 'Pioneers! O Pioneers!`: Lessons in Electronic Editing from Stijn
    Streuvels's De teleurgang van den Waterhoek
    Daniel Paul O'Donnell
    pp. 491-496


    - CD-Rom Georgian Cities: La ville en Grande-Bretagne au sicle des
    Lumires: Bath, Edimbourg et Londres
    Reviewed by Patricia Whatley and Charles McKean
    pp. 497-498

    - Jerome McGann: Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web
    Reviewed by Dirk Van Hulle
    pp. 498-501


    ============= Edward Vanhoutte Co-ordinator Centrum voor Teksteditie en Bronnenstudie - CTB (KANTL) Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies Reviews Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature Koningstraat 18 / b-9000 Gent / Belgium tel: +32 9 265 93 51 / fax: +32 9 265 93 49 evanhoutte@kantl.be http://www.kantl.be/ctb/ http://www.kantl.be/ctb/vanhoutte/

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