20.056 quotations to identift; uncomputed languages; gender in Shakespeare

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 09:04:24 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 56.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Charles Faulhaber <cbf_at_berkeley.edu> (11)
         Subject: Identification of quotations

   [2] From: "Yuri Tambovtsev" <yutamb_at_mail.cis.ru> (30)
         Subject: cooperation on previously uncomputed languages

   [3] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (22)
         Subject: Gender in Shakespeare?

         Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:39:57 +0100
         From: Charles Faulhaber <cbf_at_berkeley.edu>
         Subject: Identification of quotations

Dear Colleagues,

I need to identify the source of three quotations on a peace memorial in
San Francisco, and I am hoping that someone can direct me to corpora of
electronic texts of the authors in question:

Adlai Stevenson: "For a man to love his country he must also know how to
love mankind."

Yevgeny Yevtushenko: "Nothing great can be imposture."

Mahandas Gandhi: "Love beauty in every man."

Many thanks for your help,

Charles Faulhaber The Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3782 FAX (510) 642-7589 cfaulhab_at_library.berkeley.edu

         Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:43:17 +0100
         From: "Yuri Tambovtsev" <yutamb_at_mail.cis.ru>
         Subject: cooperation on previously uncomputed languages

   Dear HumanistList colleagues, thank you very much for
reading some of my contributions for the list. Thank you for deciding
to write me. Thank you advising me to continue with my work. Thank
you for considering my work important or very important. I mean the
work of computing the sound pictures of world languages. I wish we
could start some kind of exchange and cooperation in the field of
languages which you study. Why don't you compute the sound pictures
of the world languages which have not been computed to obtain the
frequency of occurrence of their phonemes in their speech chains? I
guess many of the world languages have not been computed to obtain
the phonemic frequencies of occurrence of their speech chains. It is
possible then to construct a sound picture of any language. After
that it is possible to compare these sound pictures and to set up
clusters and other language taxa. Have you fed in a lot of native
texts in your computer? I have no access to web sites. I can only
read the e-mail messages without attachments therefore I cannot
comment on your ongoing work if you send me attachments. I can give
you some suggestion only with the phonostatistics. However, my
methods developed on phonostatistics can be applied in the lexical or
syntax statistics. I wish we could start a joint venture on the
native languages in the field of phonostatistics if you send me their
texts or if you compute them yourself. Do you know any e-mail
addresses of the editors of the linguistic journals in your country
where we could publish our results? How do you like this idea? Where
do you propose to get published? If you answer me and agree to start
a joint project, tell me briefly about yourself. What is your
speciality? What university have you graduated from? What was your
major? Looking forward to hearing from you soon to
<mailto:yutamb_at_mail.ru>yutamb_at_mail.ru Remain yours sincerely Yuri
Tambovtsev, Novosibirsk, Russia

         Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:49:11 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Gender in Shakespeare?

From: Sobhan Raj Hota [mailto:s.hota_at_sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 1:02 AM


I found the following web link on stylistics in Shakespeare. Basically I
am also solving a classification problem using style. That is Gender
Classification of Literary Characters by the Word usage is Playwright.

This proposal has been accepted in Association of Computers in
Humanities ACH this year.

The paper can be found at:

Now I am trying to understand the statistical analysis (mainly
regression based approach) of the stylistic features used for
classification. If anyone has worked on understanding the relationship
of stylistic variables for a classification task, that would be a great


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