20.267 new books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:53:18 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 267.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:31:42 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new books

New books published by Springer Verlag:

(1) Between Dirt and Discussion

Methods, Methodology and Interpretation in Historical Archaeology
Archer, Steven N.; Bartoy, Kevin M. (Eds.)
2006, XIV, 235 p., 50 illus., Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0-387-34218-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-387-34218-4

Interpretations of the past are under constant critical scrutiny in
archaeology. In recent decades, theoretical views have profoundly
changed the conceptions of both "the past" and archaeologists'
relationship to this object of study. However, our basic excavation
and analytical methods have undergone little critical re-evaluation.
Often archaeological discussions begin as if "data" were already
established, independent of the research designs and analytical
choices that produce them. Interpretation often ends at the lectern,
but it has many beginnings within the traditional archaeological process.

Exploring how data is generated and interpreted by historical
archaeologists, it is at the intersection of "dirt and discussion".
The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous
scholarly approaches with new perspectives, along with incorporating
the newest technologies available to understanding the past.
Rethinking the classics and engaging with new modes of data creation
also generate fresh theoretical approaches.

Using their own work as examples, the contributors explore the
connections between methodology and interpretation. Between Dirt and
Discussion advocates recentering the materials that make archaeology
archaeology, in the hopes of reinvigorating dialogues about the
historic past, and archaeological contributions to its understanding.

(2) Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories

6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2005,
Vienna, Austria, 21-23 September, 2005, Revised Selected Papers

Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 4022

Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Peters, C.; Gey, F.; Gonzalo, J.; Mueller, H.; Jones, G.; Kluck, M.;
Magnini, B.; de Rijke, M. (Eds.)
2006, XXI, 1013 p., Softcover
ISBN-10: 3-540-45697-X
ISBN-13: 978-3-540-45697-1

The papers are organized in topical sections on multilingual textual
document retrieval, cross-language and more, monolingual experiments,
domain-specific information retrieval, interactive cross-language
information retrieval, multiple language question answering,
cross-language retrieval in image collections, cross-language speech
retrieval, multilingual Web track, cross-language geographical
retrieval, and evaluation issues.

(3) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

10th European Conference, EDCL 2006, Alicante Spain, September 17-22,
2006, Proceedings

Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 4172

Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Gonzalo, J.; Thanos, C.; Verdejo, M.F.; Carrasco, R.C. (Eds.)
2006, DLXIX, 17 p., Softcover
ISBN-10: 3-540-44636-2
ISBN-13: 978-3-540-44636-1

The papers are organized in topical sections on architectures,
preservation, retrieval, applications, methodology, metadata,
evaluation, user studies, modeling, audiovisual content, and language

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