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Date:         Thu, 2 Oct 2008 06:48:13 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.240 events: art history; cultural heritage
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 240.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          202)
         Subject: CHArt 2008 Conference - Deadline for early booking
                 discount extended to 10 October 2008

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                         (141)
         Subject: CfP: EACL workshop 'LaTeCH - SHELT&R 2009'

         Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 06:39:47 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: CHArt 2008 Conference - Deadline for early booking=20
discount extended to 10 October 2008


The CHArt committee has extended the early booking period by a further
10 days =C2=96 don=C2=92t miss this opportunity to register for the reduced
conference rate!


Seeing=C2=85Vision and Perception in a Digital Culture
Thursday 6 - Friday 7 November 2008

The Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, University
of London, Torrington Square, London, WC1 7HX.


This year's CHArt conference takes seeing as its theme and the
associated questions of vision, perception, visibility and invisibility,
blindness and insight - all in the context of our contemporary digital
culture in which our eyes are assaulted by ever greater amounts of
visual stimulus, while we are also increasingly being surveyed, on a
continual basis.

What does it mean to see and be seen nowadays? How have advances in
neuroscience or developments in technology altered our understanding of
vision and perception? What kind of visual spaces do we now inhabit?
What new kinds of visual experiences are now available? And what are now
lost or no longer possible? How does the increasing digitalisation of
media affect the experience of seeing? What and who might be rendered
invisible by the processes of digital culture? What are our current
digital culture's blindspots? What are its politics of seeing? The 2008
conference investigates such questions.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

The booking form is available online on **.  Bookings
made before 1 October 2008 will be entitled to a discount.  Conference
fees (pounds sterling) - include coffee/tea breaks and lunch.

         Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 06:40:37 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: CfP: EACL workshop 'LaTeCH - SHELT&R 2009'
         In-Reply-To: <>

*From: *Piroska Lendvai < <>>
*Date: *30 September 2008 17:10:01 GMT+02:00
*To: *Piroska Lendvai < <>>
*Cc: *Caroline Sporleder <csporled-AT-CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
<mailto:csporled-AT-CoLi.Uni-SB.DE>>, Lars Borin <
[please distribute]

::: Call for Papers :::

EACL workshop 'LaTeCH - SHELT&R 2009':
Language Technology and Resources for Cultural Heritage, Social
Sciences, Humanities, and Education

Co-located with The 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
30 (31) March 2009
Athens, Greece

Scope and Topics

Recent years have seen a growing interest in the application of language
technology tools and resources to text-based research in Social
sciences, Humanities and Education (SHE).  Likewise, large scale
digitisation projects are currently underway to make collections of
cultural heritage (CH) stored in museums, archives, and libraries around
the world more accessible, where it is desirable to develop powerful
tools that enable annotating, structuring, enriching, searching,
linking, and mining the digitised data. Language technology has an
important role to play in these processes, even for collections which
are primarily non-textual, since text is the pervasive medium used for

At the same time, the CH and SHE domains pose special challenges for the
NLP community, such as the use of historic or non-standard language
(ellipsis, OCR or transcription errors, linguistic variation, and the
mixed use of languages), the interplay between textual form and content,
as well as the necessity to deal with data from various media. Textual
data from CH and SHE are typically multifunctional, which allows for
transdisciplinary research,  promoting the development of automatic
creation and extension of controlled vocabularies and information
exchange standards. The CH and SHE domains therefore constitute an
interesting and challenging testbed for the robustness of existing
language technology.

The workshop, a continuation of LaTeCH-07 (Prague, Czech Republic) and
LaTeCH-08 (Marrakech, Morocco) aims to foster interaction between
researchers working on all aspects of language technology applied to CH
and SHE domains, and experts from institutions who are testing deployed
technologies and formulating improved use cases.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  * Adapting existing NLP tools to the CH and SHE domains: machine
learning and semantic web technologies
  * Automatic error detection and cleaning
  * Complex annotation tools and interfaces
  * Dealing with linguistic variation and non-standard or
non-contemporary use of language
  * Knowledge discovery from CH and SHE data
  * Knowledge representation in CH and SHE
  * Linking and retrieving information from different sources, media, and
  * Ontologies, data models, taxonomies: automatic induction and
  * Representing CH and SHE data to different audiences: personalisation,
text simplification, text summarisation, (hyper)text generation
  * Transdisciplinary research on CH and SHE data
  * User scenarios and use cases.

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