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Date:         Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:07:51 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.174 new publications
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 174.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (32)
         Subject: Publication announcement of "Reassembling the
                 Disassembled Book" in Computing in the Humanities
                 Working Papers

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (49)
         Subject: ethics of digital media

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (52)
         Subject: Applied Ontology Special Issue

         Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:33:00 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Publication announcement of "Reassembling the=20
Disassembled Book" in Computing in the Humanities Working Papers


A collection of new essays on the topic of "Reassembling the
Disassembled Book" has been published by /CH Working Papers/ at

      "The digital technologies represented in this collection enable
      disassembly and reassembly [of books] in ways that mimic, reproduce,
      reverse, and expose the original processes that produced the subject
      texts, thereby extending the scholarly and critical possibilities of
      analysis and synthesis."

Table of Contents:

* Brent Nelson, =C2=93Introduction: Reassembling the Disassembled Book.=C2=94
* Peter Stoicheff, =C2=93Putting Humpty Together Again: Otto Ege's Scattered
* Yin Liu and Jeff Smith. =C2=93A Relational Database Model for Text Encoding.=C2=94
* Paul Dyck and Stuart Williams. =C2=93Toward an Electronic Edition of an
Early Modern Assembled Book.=C2=94
* Richard Cunningham, =C2=93Dis-Covering the Early Modern Book: An Experiment
in Humanities Computing.=C2=94
* Stan Ruecker, Milena Radzikowska, Piotr Michura, Carlos Fiorentino and
Tanya Clement, =C2=93Visualizing Repetition in Text.=C2=94

Dr. Brent Nelson, Associate Professor
Department of English
9 Campus Dr.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
my office ph.: (306) 966-1820
main office ph.: (306) 966-5486
fax.: (306) 966-5951

         Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:37:29 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: ethics of digital media

Dear all,

As some may know, I've been working on a textbook titled _Digital Media
Ethics_, with Foreword by Luciano Floridi. I'm happy to say that the
volume is now scheduled to be published by Polity Press in late
February, 2009.

Here's the blurb: =3D=3D This is the first textbook on the central ethical
issues of digital media, ranging from computers and games to the
Internet and mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to
consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical
theories from multiple cultures. It further utilizes examples from
around the world, such as the publication of "the Mohammed Cartoons";
diverse understandings what "privacy" means in Facebook or MySpace; why
pirating CDs and DVDs may be justified in developing countries; and
culturally-variable perspectives on sexuality and what counts as
"pornography." Readers and students thus acquire a global perspective on
the central ethical issues of digital media, including privacy,
copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural
communication online. The book is designed for use across disciplines =C3=AF=C2=BD=C2=AD
media and communication studies, computer science and informatics, as
well as philosophy. It is up-to-date, accessible and student- and
classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the
volume with detailed sets of questions that foster careful reflection,
writing, and discussion into these issues and their possible
resolutions. Each chapter further includes additional resources and
suggestions for further research and writing. =3D=3D

There will also be a website affiliated with the text where faculty and
students will be able to contribute examples, additional exercises, etc.
- and I'm also looking forward to 2.0, with expanded material on mobile
phones (working on that now).

Two things: 1) I'm happy to share a pre-publication version of the book
(with the usual caveats re. no copying, citation, or distribution
without permission) with colleagues who may be interested in having a
look at the text - ideally, with a view towards "road-testing" one or
two of the chapters and its exercises in their own teaching. If you
would like to see this version of the book, please let me know offlist
and I'll happily send the PDF your way.

2) I've also been asked by the publisher to develop a list of colleagues
who might be interested in adopting the book in their teaching. Again,
if anyone on this list is interested in reviewing the pre-publication
version with this possibility in mind, I'd be happy to send the PDF

Of course, if you can think of anyone else who might be interested in
reviewing and possibly adopting the text, please let me know.

All best wishes in the meantime,

- charles ess

Distinguished Research Professor,
Interdisciplinary Studies Center <>
Drury University
Springfield, MO  65802  USA

         Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:47:33 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Applied Ontology Special Issue

Special Issue Applied Ontology out now:
Ontological Foundations of Conceptual Modelling
Guest-edited by Giancarlo Guizzardi and Terry Halpin

The objective of this issue is to collect innovative and high-quality
research contributions regarding the role played by formal ontology,
philosophical logics, cognitive sciences and linguistics to the
foundations of conceptual modeling. The issue should be of interest to
several academic communities, including primarily the communities of
applied ontology and conceptual modeling, but also the ones of database
and information systems design, knowledge engineering, semantic
interoperability and information integration, enterprise modeling, agent
and object orientation, software engineering (in particular domain and
requirements engineering), natural-language processing, business rules
and model-driven engineering.

The applied ontology editorial team is very proud of this special issue
and wants to share some contents with you. Click on the links below to
access three articles from this latest issue of Applied Ontology without

Contents Special Issue Volume 3, Number 1-2 (2008)

Guest Editorial: Ontological foundations for conceptual modelling
Giancarlo Guizzardi and Terry Halpin (USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ THIS

An ontology engineering methodology for DOGMA
Peter Spyns, Yan Tang and Robert Meersman

AEON =C2=96 An approach to the automatic evaluation of ontologies
Johanna V=C3=B6lker, Denny Vrande_i_, York Sure and Andreas Hotho (USE THE

Observations, measurements and semantic reference spaces
Florian Probst

Representing and reasoning over a taxonomy of part=C2=96whole relations C.
Maria Keet and Alessandro Artale (USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ THIS

Epistemological perspectives on ontology-based theories for conceptual
Jan Recker and Bj=C3=B6rn Niehaves

About Applied Ontology
Applied Ontology (Editors-in-Chief: Nicola Guarino and Mark Musen) is a
journal whose focus is on information content in its broadest sense. It
focuses on two broad kinds of content-based research activities:
ontological analysis and conceptual modeling. The former includes any
attempt to investigate the nature and structure of a domain of interest
using rigorous philosophical or logical tools; the latter concerns the
cognitive and linguistic structures we use to model the world, as well
as the various analysis tools and methodologies we adopt for producing
useful computational models.

Applied Ontology (ISSN 1570-5838) will be published in 1 volume of 4
issues in 2009 (Volume 4). Institutional subscription (print and
online): =C2=80443 / US$640 (including postage and handling). Check for information on individual subscription prices.

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