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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:53:44 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 265.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Mylonas, Elli" <Elli_Mylonas_at_BROWN.EDU> (40)
         Subject: Plaisant on user interfaces for data mining: 10/23

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (34)
         Subject: International Conference on Digital Communications and
                 Computer Applications

         Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:19:21 +0100
         From: "Mylonas, Elli" <Elli_Mylonas_at_BROWN.EDU>
         Subject: Plaisant on user interfaces for data mining: 10/23 11am

The Computing in the Humanities Users' Group presents

Exploring Erotics in Emily Dickinson's Correspondence
with Text Mining and Visual Interfaces

Catherine Plaisant
Human Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland

11am, Monday October 23
STG Conference Room
Graduate Center, Tower E

The Nora project aims to develop tools to support humanities scholars
in their interpretation of literary work. Nora's user interface and
web architecture integrates text mining, a graphical user interface
and visualization, while attempting to remain easy to use by non
specialists. Users can interactively read and rate documents found in
a digital libraries collection, prepare training sets, review results
of classification algorithms and explore possible indicators and
explanations. Initial evaluation steps suggest that there is a
rationale for "provocational" text mining in literary interpretation

This talk will focus on the user interface of Nora and its
evaluation. I will demonstrate the system, report on how scholars
have started using it, and review possible future designs.
The Nora Project (www.noraproject.org) brings together
multidisciplinary teams from five institutions (University of
Illinois, Nebraska, Virginia, Nebraska and Maryland) and multiple
domains, from the humanities to information science and computer

Dr. Catherine Plaisant is Associate Research Scientist at the Human-
Computer Interaction Laboratory of the University of Maryland. She
earned a Doctorat d'Ingenieur degree in France. In 1987 she joined
the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. Her research contributions
range from focused user interaction techniques (e.g. Excentric
Labeling) to innovative visualizations (such as LifeLines for
personal records or SpaceTree for hierarchical data exploration) and
interactive search interface techniques such as Query Previews. She
recently co-authored with Ben Shneiderman the 4th Edition of
"Designing the User Interface". http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/members/ cplaisant

We will be able to continue the discussion over a brief lunch with
our speaker, please email stg_info_at_brown.edu for more information
about lunch plans if you'd like to join us.

         Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:24:28 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: International Conference on Digital Communications
and Computer Applications

Jordan University of Science and Technology -
Faculty of Computer and Information Technology
The 1st International Conference on Digital Communications and
Computer Applications (DCCA2007)

Dear Colleague :

DCCA2007 Will be organized by Jordan University of Science and
Technology March 19-22, 2007. The website for the conference is :
www.cis.just.edu.jo/dcca2007 Conference focuses on all areas of
Digital Communications Computer Science, and Information Technology.
We invite paper submissions for this event. Paper submission deadline
is Nov. 1st 2006. The best papers of the conference will be published
in a special issue of an indexed journal. After the conference, there
is a trip to the ancient city JERASH/PETRA.

Important Dates ::

- Submission of papers deadline: Nov. 1st, 2006.
- Notification of acceptance: Dec. 1st, 2006.
- Camera ready submission and registration: Jan. 10th, 2007.
- Conference date: March 19-22, 2007.

For more information Please Contact ::

Dr. Sameer Batanieh
Conference Chair, DCCA2007
Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110,
E-mail: samir_at_just.edu.jo
Or dcca2007_at_just.edu.jo.


CONFERENCES <http://www.cis.just.edu.jo/dcca2007> WEBSITE



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