17.533 workshops

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Jan 17 2004 - 03:08:49 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 533.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Musicnetwork" <musicnetwork@dsi.unifi.it> (37)
         Subject: 3rd Open Workshop MUSICNETWORK, Munich, March 2004

   [2] From: Natasha Bishop <n.bishop@UKOLN.AC.UK> (34)
         Subject: ePrints UK Workshop

   [3] From: Nelleke Oostdijk <N.Oostdijk@let.kun.nl> (65)
         Subject: 2nd CfP: LREC workshop on Compiling and Processing
                 Spoken Language Corpora

   [4] From: "Olga Francois" <ofrancois@umuc.edu> (42)
         Subject: Preventing Plagiarism Toolbox: an online workshop

         Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 07:45:24 +0000
         From: "Musicnetwork" <musicnetwork@dsi.unifi.it>
         Subject: 3rd Open Workshop MUSICNETWORK, Munich, March 2004

Call for Contribution

3rd MUSICNETWORK Open Workshop
MPEG AHG on Music Notation Requirements
13-14 of March 2004, Munich, Germany


located at:
Technische Universität München, Germany: http://www.mpeg-68.de/location.php

The Open Workshop of MUSICNETWORK is at its third edition. The modeling of
   music notation/representation is a complex problem. Music representation can
   be used for several different purposes: entertainment, music education,
   infotainment, music archiving and retrieval, music querying, music
   production, music profiling, etc. In the current Internet and Multimedia age
   many other applications are strongly getting the market attention and
most of
   them will become more diffuse of the present applications in short time. End
   users have discovered the multimedia experience, and thus, the traditional
   music models are going to be replaced by their integration with multimedia,
   audio visual, cross media. At present, there is a lack of Music
   Notation/Representation standard integrated with multimedia. The aim of this
   workshop is to make a further step to arrive at standardizing a Music
   Notation/Representation Model and Decoder integrated into the MPEG
   environment, that presently can be regarded as the most active and powerful
   set of standard formats for multimedia consumers.

   This 3rd Open Workshop is collocated with the MPEG meeting which starts its
   activities in the same location the following Monday. This MUSICNETWORK Open
   Workshop is mainly focused at the standardization activities of MPEG and in
   particular on the work performed by the AHG (Ad Hoc Group) on Music Notation
   Requirements: http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~nesi/mpeg/ahg-mn-65-66.html

   The Open Workshop is organized in three different activities or
   sub-workshops. The contributions to the mentioned activities have to be
   proposed with a short summary within the 31st of January, 2004.

   The workshop goal is to arrive at finalizing a call for technology in the
   MPEG standardization committee on the basis of the work performed by the AHG
   and in the Open Workshop. The technical proposals received will be discussed
   for their presentation and finalization at the workshop.

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         Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 07:45:59 +0000
         From: Natasha Bishop <n.bishop@UKOLN.AC.UK>
         Subject: ePrints UK Workshop

   Dear All,

The ePrints UK Project

will be running a series of 5 workshops around the UK that will provide an
introduction to eprints and institutional repositories and
the issues surrounding them. These workshops will be aimed at
HE/FE librarians, information systems staff and academics and will be free
to attend.

You may have seen mailings about the first two workshops to
be held at Bath and Oxford in February and March, both
workshops are now full.

We are now pleased to offer two more workshops at Edinburgh and Nottingham:

Edinburgh - Friday 14th May 2004 - Brenda Moon Suite in the Library at
Edinburgh University

Nottingham - Monday 24th May
2004 - Postgrad medical centre at Nottingham University

Any questions on the event please contact Natasha Piper
(<mailto:n.piper@ukoln.ac.uk>n.piper@ukoln.ac.uk) or Sarah Smith

The ePrints UK project is developing a series of national,
discipline-focused services through which the higher and further
education community can access the collective output of e-print papers
available from compliant Open Archive repositories, particularly those
provided by UK universities and colleges.


Natasha Bishop (nee Piper)
Events and Marketing Manager
Bath BA2 7AY

+44 (0) 1225 38 6256


         Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 07:47:53 +0000
         From: Nelleke Oostdijk <N.Oostdijk@let.kun.nl>
         Subject: 2nd CfP: LREC workshop on Compiling and Processing Spoken
Language Corpora

Workshop on


Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
24th May 2004

Workshop to be held in conjunction with
the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC
Main conference: 26-27-28 May 2004


The aim of the workshop is to bring together people working on the
development (compilation and processing) of spoken language corpora.* The
workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to exchange views
and share experiences. Moreover, the workshop is instrumental in taking
stock of and evaluating the present state-of-the-art. The workshop thus
aims to contribute to the development of a future roadmap that will guide
the development of standards, tools, etc. for use with spoken language corpora.

*The term 'spoken language corpora' is used here to distinguish such
corpora from speech corpora or speech databases: speech corpora are
collections of spoken data that are typically recorded for specific
purposes by specific users (speech corpora/databases such as SpeechDat Car
that are used for developing consumer applications). Usually such databases
lack the richness of linguistic annations that is pursued for spoken
language corpora.

Background and motivation

Despite the wide experience gained in the compilation of written language
corpora, working with spoken language data is not immediately
straightforward as spoken language involves many novel aspects that need to
be taken care of. The fact that spoken language is transient is sometimes
offered as an explanation for why it is more difficult to collect spoken
data than it is to compile a corpus of written data. However, it is not
just the capturing of data that is anything but trivial. Once the (audio)
data have been collected and stored, the next step is to produce some kind
of transcript (whether orthographic or phonetic). Further annotations such
as POS tagging, lemmatisation, syntactic annotation, and prosodic
annotation may then build upon this transcription. Among the problems
encountered in the processing of spoken language data are the following:

     * There is as yet little experience with the large scale
transcription of spoken language data. Procedures and guidelines must be
developed, and tools implemented.
     * Well-established practices that have originated from working on
written language corpora do not hold up when trying to cope with the
idiosyncracies of the spoken language. This is true for all levels of
linguistic annotation. Annotation schemes need to be reconsidered and tools
must be adapted.
     * In so far as standards have emerged (eg CES), they need to be
adapted in order to be able to cater for the needs of spoken language corpora.
     * By their very nature, spoken language corpora bring together
speech and language technologists and linguists from various backgrounds.
Ideally, such corpora should address the needs of all these different user
groups. Often, however, there is a conflict of interest. For example, the
quality of recordings of spontaneous conversations in noisy environments
although highly interesting and worthwhile from a linguistic perspective
will prove too poor to be of any use to someone doing research into speech

Workshop topics

Topics of interest include orthographic transcription, phonetic
transcription, prosodic annotation, segmentation, POS tagging and
lemmatisation, parsing, and discourse analysis. Contributions on the
development and implementation of standards or guidelines for spoken
language corpora (annotation schemes, meta-data descriptions) are also
invited, as are contributions describing software for the exploitation of
spoken language corpora.

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         Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 07:48:37 +0000
         From: "Olga Francois" <ofrancois@umuc.edu>
         Subject: Preventing Plagiarism Toolbox: an online workshop

From: Center for Intellectual Property, UMUC
[Please excuse the inevitable duplication of this notice.]

                          an online workshop
                     February 10-February 28, 2004

This workshop will be moderated by Kimberly Kelley, Associate Provost
and Executive Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright
in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland University College.

Can assignments be redesigned to avoid plagiarism and foster academic
integrity in online and face-to-face classrooms? What collaborative
efforts between classroom faculty and librarians can assist in
prevention? What resources are available to assist in managing this
classroom concern? Join the participants in identifying methods for
educating students about plagiarism and encouraging academic integrity
in teaching and learning.

Goals for the workshop:

     * Discuss academic integrity resources for faculty, librarians, and
     * Explore resources that assist in assignment redesign
     * Explore collaborative efforts between course instructors and
support services
     * Explore online instruction resources for students including methods
of teaching paraphrasing, documentation, and critical thinking
     * Review detection methods and resources
     * Identify resources that assist in policy development and revision
     * Discuss assessment and the course syllabi as a preventative measure

Participants receive daily responses and feedback from workshop
moderators. In addition, each workshop will include live chats with the
workshop moderators and invited guests. This is an online, asynchronous
seminar in which participants are active at times convenient to them.
Early Registration is $125; Regular $150. A significant discount is
given for full time graduate students until places are filled; please
consult the website for details.

      To register online- http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa
   For additional information call 301-985-7777 or visit our web site
            at http://www.umuc.edu/odell/cip/ipa

Olga Francois, Sr. Research Librarian
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College

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