20.012 events: poetics of life in digital media; NLP for metadata extraction; hybrid logic

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 06:59:16 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 12.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu> (30)
         Subject: BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media (7/1/2006,
                 9/14/06-9/16/06) call for papers / performances

   [2] From: "Kiril Simov" <kivs_at_bultreebank.org> (45)
         Subject: Third CFPs: Workshop on Natural Language Processing
                 for Metadata Extraction

   [3] From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr> (51)
         Subject: CFP: International Workshop on Hybrid Logic 2006 (HyLo

         Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 06:43:14 +0100
         From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu>
         Subject: BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media
(7/1/2006, 9/14/06-9/16/06) call for papers / performances

Announcing BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media, hosted by the
Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University in Morgantown,
WV. September 14-16, 2006.

BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media is an interdisciplinary
symposium on the re-invention of life in digital media. The term BIOS
captures capture boundary-crossing and hybridization of human and
machine. For the ancient Greeks, BIOS referred to particular forms of
life rather than life in general (zoe). BIOS therefore, was the form of
life specific to the development of human society and political culture.
Understanding BIOS means understanding how humans adapt nature into
culture. In computer science, by contrast, BIOS means something quite
different: the basic input output system, the lowest level of code that
allows a computer to run. BIOS is burnt into computer hardware and
enables the machine to boot and run software programs and media. The two
meanings of BIOS resonate with each other as basic requirements for a
social system, whether in civic space or in cyberspace.

BIOS will combine talks and creative work / performances. We already
plan a rich and exciting schedule. Proposals are welcome on any area
within the topic. Keywords/subtopics include but are not limited to:
electronic literature; hypertext; embodiment; media specific analysis;
net.art; digital performance; complexity and emergence; the limits of
computability; posthumanism and cyborgs; virtual reality; artificial
life; biotechnology; cyberfeminism; biopower; social software; ...
Innovative formats and approaches are welcome. We will also consider
remote/tele-presentations. Webcasts/podcasts of the event and an DVD
archive will be available. Send proposals of no longer than 200 words to
clc_at_mail.wvu.edu by July 1, 2006.

BIOS is organized and hosted by the Center for Literary Computing, and
co-organized by the Electronic Poetry Center / Digital Media Studies
program at SUNY-Buffalo. The symposium is associated with the E-Poetry
series of festivals and symposia.

         Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 06:47:09 +0100
         From: "Kiril Simov" <kivs_at_bultreebank.org>
         Subject: Third CFPs: Workshop on Natural Language Processing
for Metadata Extraction

        Natural Language Processing for Metadata Extraction
                           (NLP4ME 2006)
       Workshop to be held on September 12th as part of the
                       AIMSA 2006 Conference
                   Varna, September 13-15, 2006

Workshop Motivation and Aims

In spite of the massive amount of work in the last years in the
area of Semantic Web, the problem of the creation of semantically
annotated electronic content is still one of the main bottlenecks
for the Semantic Web technology. A key technology, which is
employed to overcome this problem is Natural Language Processing,
because most of the content of the web is still textual. Any
support for automatic and semi-automatic extraction, elicitation
of metadata to such content will be of great assistance to the
authors and users of the web content.

The workshop aims at being a forum for researchers to present
their work in the area of semantic annotation, key word
extraction, practical compositional semantics etc. It will
provide an opportunity to present and discuss original methods
for identification of metadata in text, semantic annotation of
text, dealing with multilingual content, interconnecting metadata
with ontologies, etc.

Topics of interest are connected with, but not limited to the
following suggestions:

- extraction of metadata from texts
- metadata and ontologies
- extraction of concepts and keyphrases from text
- metadata in a multilingual environment
- metadata in WWW
- role of linguistic metadata in document processing
- harmonization of metadata across documents
- use of metadata in search, retrieval and visualization of documents
- extraction of metadata from multimodal documents (including text, video,
images, sounds, graphics)
- metadata annotation tools
- standards for metadata

Important dates

Deadline for workshop abstract submission: 20th May 2006
Notification of acceptance: 24th June 2006
Final version of paper: 30th July 2006
Workshop: 12th September 2006

Invited Speaker

Paul Buitelaar, DFKI


         Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 06:48:39 +0100
         From: Carlos Areces <Carlos.Areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: CFP: International Workshop on Hybrid Logic 2006 (HyLo 2006)

                         FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
        International Workshop on Hybrid Logic 2006 (HyLo 2006)
                        Affiliated with LICS 2006
                     August 11, 2006, Seattle, USA


Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to
directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of
the (Kripke) model are meant to represent. Although they date back
to the late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever
since, it is only in the 1990s that work on them really got into
its stride.

It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds,
because of the usefulness of the additional expressive power.
For example, when reasoning about time one often wants to build
up a series of assertions about what happens at a particular
instant,and standard modal formalisms do not allow this. What is
less obvious is that the route hybrid logic takes to overcome
this problem (the basic mechanism being to add nominals ---
atomic symbols true at a unique point --- together with extra
modalities to exploit them) often actually improves the behavior
of the underlying modal formalism. For example, it becomes far
simpler to formulate modal tableau, resolution, and natural
deduction in hybrid logic, and completeness and interpolation
results can be proved of a generality that is not available in
orthodox modal logic.

Hybrid logic is now a mature field, therefore a theme of special
interest at this HyLo workshop will be the combination of hybrid
logic with other logics, the basic methodological question being
"what is the best way of hybridizing a given logic?" However,
submissions in all areas of hybrid logic are welcome.

The workshop HyLo 2006 is likely to be relevant to a wide range of
people, including those interested in description logic, feature
logic, applied modal logics, temporal logic, and labelled
deduction. The workshop continues a series of previous workshops
on hybrid logic, for example the LICS-affiliated HyLo 2002
(http://floc02.diku.dk/HYLO) which was held as part of FLoC 2002,
Copenhagen, Denmark. If you are unsure whether your work is of
relevance to the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact the
workshop organizers for more information. Contact details are
given below.

For more general background on hybrid logic, and many of the key
papers, see the Hybrid Logics homepage (http://hylo.loria.fr/).


Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Lorraine, France)
Title: Hybrid Logic and Temporal Semantics

Valeria de Paiva (PARC, USA)
Title: Constructive Hybrid Logics and Contexts

Ian Horrocks (University of Manchester, UK)
Title: Hybrid Logics and Ontology Languages

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