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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 07:15:11 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 20.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_KCL.AC.UK> (56)
         Subject: EpiDoc Summer School, 11-15 June, 2007

   [2] From: Gregory Crane <gregory.crane_at_tufts.edu> (41)
         Subject: "What do you do with a million books?" -- May 24,
                 Tufts University, Medford MA

   [3] From: Kuldar Taveter <kuldar_at_csse.unimelb.edu.au> (86)
         Subject: CFP: 3rd International Workshop on VOCABULARIES,

   [4] From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK> (35)
         Subject: Text Mining for Historians - Forthcoming AHRC ICT
                 Methods Network Workshop

         Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 06:52:11 +0100
         From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: EpiDoc Summer School, 11-15 June, 2007

Over the last few years an international group of scholars has been
developing a set of conventions for marking up ancient documents in XML
for publication and interchange. The EpiDoc Guidelines started from the
case of inscriptions, but the principles are also being applied to
papyri and coins, and the aim has always been to produce standards
consistent with those of the Text Encoding Initiative, used for all
literary and linguistic texts.

Following on from the interest we have seen in EpiDoc training events
(including recent sessions in Rome and San Diego) and the success of the
London EpiDoc summer school over several years now, we shall be holding
another week-long workshop here at King's College London, from the
11th-15th June this year.

-- The EpiDoc Guidelines provide a schema and associated tools and
recommendations for the use of XML to publish epigraphic and
papyrological texts in interchangeable format. For a fuller description
of the project and links to tools and guidelines see http://epidoc.sf.net.
-- The Summer School will offer an in-depth introduction to the use of
XML and related technologies for publication and interchange of
epigraphic and papyrological editions.
-- The event will be hosted by the Centre for Computing in the
Humanities, King's College London, which will provide the venue and
tuition. The school is free of charge, but attendees will need to fund
their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence. (There may be cheap
accommodation available through KCL; please inquire.)
-- The summer school is targeted at epigraphic and papyrological scholars
(including professors, post-docs, and advanced graduate students) with
an interest and willingness to learn some of the hands-on technical
aspects necessary to run a digital project (even if they would not be
marking-up texts by hand very much themselves). Knowledge of
Greek/Latin, the Leiden Conventions and the distinctions expressed by
them, and the kinds of data and metadata that need to be recorded by
philologists and ancient historians, will be an advantage. Please
enquire if you're unsure. No particular technical expertise is required.
-- Attendees will require the use of a relatively recent laptop computer
(Win XP+ or Mac OSX 10.3+), with up-to-date Java installation, and
should acquire a copy of the oXygen XML editor (educational discount and
one-month free trial available); they should also have the means to
enter Unicode Greek from the keyboard. Full technical specifications and
advice are available on request. (CCH may be able to arrange the loan of
a prepared laptop for the week; please inquire asap.)

Places on the workshop will be limited so if you are interested in
attending the summer school, or have a colleague or student who might be
interested, please contact gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk as soon as possible
with a brief statement of qualifications and interest.


Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House
7, Arundel Street
London WC2R 3DX

Email: gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


         Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 06:52:44 +0100
         From: Gregory Crane <gregory.crane_at_tufts.edu>
         Subject: "What do you do with a million books?" -- May 24,
Tufts University, Medford MA

"What do you do with a million books?"
A public forum funded by the Mellon Foundation
Thursday, May 24, 2007
9AM to noon
Eaton Hall, Room 201, Tufts University
RSVP: millionbooks_at_perseus.tufts.edu
[please post]

Google, Microsoft, the Open Content Alliance, the
European i2010 initiative and other projects are
beginning to assemble very large collections of
quickly scanned books. These collections could,
if fully realized, exceed in scope the largest
academic libraries ever assembled and provide far
more sophisticated services for intellectual as
well as physical access than were ever feasible before.

Roundtable discussions will address emerging
technologies, the challenges and opportunities of
various disciplines within the humanities and
social sciences in realizing the benefits of
these technologies, and the digital infrastructure that will be needed:

9-9:45: What are the possibilities raised by
emerging technologies? (moderator: Marc Olsen, University of Chicago)

-- Thomas Breuel, Technical University of
Kaiserslautern, Extracting meaningful text from
page images: adaptive optical character recognition and layout analysis
-- David A. Smith, Johns Hopkins, Multilingual
technologies, including translation support,
machine translation, and cross language information retrieval
-- David Mimno, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, Extracting information from textual data

9:45-10:30: What are the implications for various
domains within the humanities? (moderator: Roy Rosenzweig)

-- Peter Scharf, Brown University, Sanskrit
Anke L=FCdeling, Humboldt University, Berlin, Corpus Linguistics
Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University, Archaeology

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-:11:30: How do we support the services that
we need? (moderator: Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University Library)

-- Josh Greenberg, New York Public Library
-- Shawn Martin, University of Michigan Libraries
-- Steven Toub, California Digital Library

11:30-12:00: Final discussion (moderator: Gregory Crane, Tufts University)

         Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 06:54:09 +0100
         From: Kuldar Taveter <kuldar_at_csse.unimelb.edu.au>
         Subject: CFP: 3rd International Workshop on VOCABULARIES,


The 3rd International Workshop on
(VORTE 2007)


In conjunction with the 11th IEEE International
EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
"The Enterprise Computing Conference"

15-19 October 2007, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Selected papers accepted to the workshop to be invited for a
special issue in Elsevier's ISI-indexed Information Systems journal


Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules are key components of a
model-driven approach to enterprise computing in a networked economy.
VORTE 2007 is the third workshop associated with an EDOC conference that
intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as
philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information systems,
Semantic Web, Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), business rules, and
business processes. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that
foundational and domain ontologies play in the conceptual development
and implementation of next generation tools for enterprise computing.
Since enterprise vocabularies and ontologies, as well as business rules
do not exist in isolation but serve to support business processes, THIS


The workshop contributions will be organized along four major thematic
areas, under which the following topics of interest will be included,
but not limited to:

* Conceptual Modelling
- Business Vocabularies, Terminologies, and Taxonomies
- Ontological Approaches to Content and Knowledge Management
- Enterprise Information Integration and Interoperability
- Service Taxonomies and Service Registries (for example, UDDI-related
- Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modelling
- Languages for Conceptual Modelling (for example, OWL and UML)
- Agent-Oriented Conceptual Modelling
* Business Rules and Business Process Semantics
- Semantic Web Services
- Service Ontologies (for example, research related to OWL-S)
- Business Rule Languages and Components
- Rule-based Approaches to Web Service Policies and Choreographies
- Ontologies for Business Process Management
- Agent-based Business Rule and Process Management
- Business Process Modelling and Execution Languages (for example, BPMN
and BPML)
* Ontologies for Enterprise Computing
- Foundational Ontologies and Enterprise Computing
- Ontological Evaluation of Enterprise Systems
- Ontologies for Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
- Ontology-based Enterprise Architectures
- Ontology-based Software Engineering for Enterprises
- Enterprise Components' Modelling
* Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approaches to Enterprise Computing
- Modelling and Architecture Frameworks
- Domain Engineering
- Domain-specific Business Information and System Engineering
- Transformation between MDA layers


All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
program committee. Submissions should be 6 to 8 pages long and MUST use
the two-column format of IEEE conference proceedings, which is
referenced on the workshop's web site, and include the authors' name,
affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be submitted in the PDF
format using EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/VORTE2007. Authors
will be notified about the decision by the program committee by the 11th
of August 2007. At least one author of each accepted paper must
participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2007
Workshops will be published after the workshop with its own ISBN in the
IEEE Digital Library (pending approval by IEEE), which is accessible by
IEEE Xplore.


A selection of the best papers accepted to the workshop and presented
there will be invited to the special issue of Elsevier ISI-indexed
Information Systems journal (subject to the second round of


Paper submission: JULY, 7 2007
Author notifications: August 11, 2007
Camera-ready: August 20, 2007
Workshop: October 15, 2007


         Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 06:55:17 +0100
         From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: Text Mining for Historians - Forthcoming AHRC ICT
Methods Network Workshop

TEXT MINING FOR HISTORIANS workshop at University of Glasgow 17 - 18
July 2007

A workshop organized by Zoe Bliss, AHDS History and the Association
for History and Computing UK (AHC-UK)

Texts are central to historical research and an increasing body of
historical texts are becoming available in electronic format. Despite
a long-standing interest in computer aided text analysis the use of
computer assisted methods and tools are not widespread amongst

This workshop aims to:

*Introduce participants to the methods and tools developed and
currently employed by corpus linguists

*Provide practical hands on experience of using these tools

*Enable participants to explore the pros and cons of employing these
tools and methods in historical research.

It builds upon the successful Methods Network Workshop on Historical
Text Mining in Lancaster in July 2006 (http://

The workshop is aimed at academic staff and post graduates whose
research involves the analysis of significant bodies of textual
material and who would like to know more about computerised
techniques and tools that they could potentially use to aid their
research. Moreover, the workshop will be particularly useful for
researchers who would like practical hands on experience of using
these tools. The workshop is free of charge, with lunch and
refreshments included.

For more information about the programme, and details of how to
register, please visit: http://www.methodsnetwork.ac.uk/activities/ act25.html

The AHRC ICT Methods Network exists to promote and support the
application of advanced ICT methods in the arts and humanities.
Please see the Methods Network website for details about further
activities that are being run by,
or in conjunction with, the Methods Network. The Methods Network
funds seminars, workshops and other activities which demonstrate the
impact on and value to arts and humanities research of advanced ICT
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