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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:34:12 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 95.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_computing- (37)
         Subject: DRHA2006 - PRESS RELEASE (fwd)

   [2] From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu> (11)
         Subject: Digital Media lectures by Alan Sondheim at WVU

   [3] From: ICARA2006_at_massey.ac.nz (34)
         Subject: CFP ICARA 2006 - Submission deadline 15th JULY 2006

   [4] From: L V Subramaniam <lvsubram_at_in.ibm.com> (64)
         Subject: CFP: IJCAI 2007 Workshop on Analytics for Noisy
                 Unstructured Text Data

   [5] From: Kara Malenfant <kmalenfant_at_ALA.ORG> (89)
         Subject: seeking applicants for joint Institute on Scholarly
                 Communication; scholarships available

         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:12:00 +0100
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
         Subject: DRHA2006 - PRESS RELEASE (fwd)

Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 15:56:28 +0100
From: Barry Smith <barry.smith_at_BTINTERNET.COM>

Please forward as appropriate.

Press Release: DRHA2006

Sunday September 3rd to Wednesday September 6th, 2006




DRHA2006 will feature:

    a.. Keynote by Katherine Hayles, author of "Now We Are Posthuman",
"Writing Machines" and "My Mother Was A Computer", Professor of
Literature and Design/Media Arts, UCLA, USA
    b.. Keynote by Roy Ascott, President of the Planetary Collegium,
Director of CAiiA-Hub, and Professor of Technoetic Art
    c.. An Introductory Talk by Richard Beacham, Director of the
Visualisation Lab, King's College London
    d.. A presentation by performance artist Stelarc via
video-conference from Melbourne Australia, "the most celebrated
artist in the world working within technology and the visual
arts" (Amazon 2006)
    e.. Performances and "in-process" inputs by 'body>data>space' (UK)
and SWAP (Portugal), an electronic concert, book and organisation
Launches and Receptions, Conference Dinner, Debates, Panels and over
100 Papers, Posters, Exhibitions and Installations across a wide
range of Humanities disciplines (Archaeology, History, Languages,
Linguistics, Literature) and the Visual and Performing Arts, outlined
at http://www.dartington.ac.uk/drha06/papers/index.asp
    f.. The Conference takes place in the beautiful environment of
Dartington Hall, South Devon: the C14th Great Hall, the Courtyard
Rooms, modern studios/seminar rooms: keynotes, papers, performances,
panels, exhibitions, posters, installations, events...

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: places limited to 250


Further details and enquiries:


         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:13:26 +0100
         From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu>
         Subject: Digital Media lectures by Alan Sondheim at WVU

West Virginia University to host digital media lectures

Alan Sondheim, a leading digital media artist and theorist, will give
public lectures July 13 and Aug. 3 at the WVU the Mountainlair
Rhododendron Room. Both talks begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open
to the public. During the first talk, he will offer an introduction to
his work, which emphasizes writing, theory and digital performance.
During the second presentation, he will showcase some of the results of
his WVU residency. He also plans to give a multimedia performance at the
Creative Arts Center, with the date to be determined. The Department of
English, Center for Literary Computing and Department of Computer
Science are hosting Sondheim's lectures.

Questions to clc_at_mail.wvu.edu

         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:13:04 +0100
         From: ICARA2006_at_massey.ac.nz
         Subject: CFP ICARA 2006 - Submission deadline 15th JULY 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission deadline 15th JULY 2006

* The 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents
(ICARA 2006) *
* Massey University, Palmerston North, New
Zealand *

* 11th December 2006
(Tutorials) *
* 12th-14th December 2006 (Paper
Sessions) *
* http://icara.massey.ac.nz/
* ICARA 2006 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers,
scientists, *
* engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their
latest research *
* findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of
autonomous robotics *
* and agents. ICARA 2006 will include keynote addresses by eminent
scientists as *
* well as special, regular and poster
sessions. *
* Keynote addresses and tutorials
by- *
* Prof. Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
and *
* Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University,
Japan *

         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:14:25 +0100
         From: L V Subramaniam <lvsubram_at_in.ibm.com>
         Subject: CFP: IJCAI 2007 Workshop on Analytics for Noisy
Unstructured Text Data


                                                  AND 2007

                                      IJCAI 2007 Workshop on
                     Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data
                           8 January, 2007, Hyderabad, India


               held at 20th Int. Jt. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence
                         (IJCAI 2007) http://www.ijcai-07.org/

                Deadline for Papers is September 25th 2006

Noisy unstructured text data is found in informal settings such as
online chat, SMS, emails, message boards, newsgroups, blogs,
wikis and web pages. Also, text produced by processing spontaneous
speech, printed text, handwritten text contains processing noise. Text
produced under such circumstances is typically highly noisy containing
spelling errors, abbreviations, non-standard words, false starts,
repetitions, missing punctuations, missing case information, pause
filling words such as "um" and "uh." Such text can be seen in large
amounts in contact centers, on-line chat rooms, OCRed text documents,
SMS corpus etc. The theme of the IJCAI 2007 Conference is "AI and its
benefits to society." In keeping with this theme, this workshop proposes
to look at text analytics of highly noisy text that is produced in such
everyday applications in society.

The goal of the workshop is to focus on the problems encountered
in analyzing such noisy documents coming from various sources.
The nature of the text warrants moving beyond traditional text
analytics techniques. We hope that the workshop will allow
researchers to present current research and development in
addressing this challenge. We also believe that as a result of this
workshop there will be sharing of real life noisy data sets and will
result in their becoming available to a wider research community.

We welcome original research papers that identify key problems
related to noisy text analytics and offer solutions. We particularly
encourage contributions that look at solving real life problems in the
different settings where such data is produced in huge amounts.
Potential topics include (but not limited to):
* NLP techniques for handling noisy unstructured data
* Characterization of the types of noise in documents
* Genre recognition based on the type of noise
* Robust parsing
* Characterizing, modeling and accounting for historical language
* Methods for detecting and correcting spelling and grammatical errors
     in noisy text
* Information Extraction and Retrieval from noisy text
* Automatic classification and clustering of imprecise documents
* Noise-invariant document summarization techniques
* Issues in keyword search in presence of noise in unstructured data
* Machine Translation for noisy text
* Text analysis techniques for analysis and mining of call-logs,
     transcribed calls, web logs, chat logs, email exchanges
* Business Intelligence(BI) applications for contact centers that deal
     with noisy data
* Surveys on aspects of text analytics for noisy unstructured data

We hope that the workshop will allow researchers working in areas
related to unstructured data analytics, Natural Language Processing,
Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, etc., to focus on the needs
of users extracting useful information from noisy text. The target audience
is a mixture of academia and industry researchers working with noisy text.
We believe this work is of direct relevance to domains such as call centers,
the world-wide web, and government organizations that need to analyze
huge amounts of noisy data.


         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:15:53 +0100
         From: Kara Malenfant <kmalenfant_at_ALA.ORG>
         Subject: seeking applicants for joint Institute on Scholarly
Communication; scholarships available

Due to strong interest, the Association of=20
College and Research Libraries (ACRL) along with=20
the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) will=20
offer a second Institute on Scholarly=20
Communication December 6-8, 2006, at Duke=20
University, Durham, NC. The inaugural institute,=20
being held at UCLA in July, had far more=20
applicants than could be accommodated. The=20
deadline for application is August 15, 2006.=20
Acceptance to the Scholarly Communication program=20
is competitive and limited to 100 individuals.

The Friends of the ACRL are supporting 4=20
scholarships to cover the $600 registration fee=20
for the institute. Scholarships will be awarded=20
to team member(s) from diverse backgrounds and=20
those employed at smaller institutions or serving=20
professionally underrepresented minorities.=20
Awards will be determined during the application=20
review and announced to recipients along with=20
acceptance to the Institute. Details on applying=20
for a scholarship are noted in the application.

During the institute, participants will expand=20
their knowledge of scholarly communication issues by:
=B7 Building expertise for their libraries and campuses
=B7 Designing a collaborative program for their institutions
=B7 Exploring strategies for creating systemic change
=B7 Discovering new approaches for engaging faculty

This jointly sponsored institute offers tools and=20
techniques to build a scholarly communication=20
program or move an existing one to the next=20
level. Participants will assess their campus=20
environment before the institute and engage in 2=20
=BD intensive days of active learning. During the=20
institute, participants will develop customized=20
program plan components to implement at their home institutions.

The Institute sponsors are seeking participation=20
from a wide range of academic libraries from=20
community colleges to large research=20
institutions. A competitive application process=20
will be used to assemble a cohort for the=20
December Institute. Team applications are=20
encouraged (up to three participants from a=20
campus), although individual applications will be=20
considered. Larger institutions, especially, are=20
encouraged to propose teams that reflect various=20
institutional perspectives, such as librarians,=20
library administrators, faculty, campus=20
administrators, etc. Applicants should articulate=20
realistic goals for a campus plan and demonstrate=20
institutional support for, or readiness to=20
support, a plan. Recognizing the challenges=20
smaller institutions face in participating in the=20
Institute and the value of their contributions to=20
outreach efforts, small institutions will not be=20
penalized in the selection process if they are=20
only able to fund individual participants rather than teams.

Complete details about the program as well as the=20
online application form and instructions can be=20
found at www.ala.org/acrl/events (Click =93ACRL/ARL=20
Institute on Scholarly Communication=94).

Applicants can direct questions concerning the=20
program or application process to Kara Malenfant=20
at 312-280-2510; kmalenfant_at_ala.org or Karla Hahn=20
at 202-296-2296; karla_at_arl.org.

ACRL is a division of the American Library=20
Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000=20
academic and research librarians and interested=20
individuals. ACRL is the only individual=20
membership organization in North America that=20
develops programs, products and services to meet=20
the unique needs of academic and research=20
librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher=20
education community to understand the role that=20
academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

ARL is an association of over 120 of the largest=20
research libraries in North America. The member=20
institutions serve over 160,000 faculty=20
researchers and scholars and more than 4 million=20
students in the U.S. and Canada. ARL's mission is=20
to influence the changing environment of=20
scholarly communication and the public policies=20
that affect research libraries and the=20
communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission=20
by advancing the goals of its member research=20
libraries, providing leadership in public and=20
information policy to the scholarly and higher=20
education communities, fostering the exchange of=20
ideas and expertise, and shaping a future=20
environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations.=
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