File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 695


From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
To: humanist-AT-lists.digitalhumanities.org
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 05:13:22 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.711 longest acronym



                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 711.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
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  [1]   From:    Steven Totosy <clcweb-AT-purdue.edu>                         (62)
        Subject: totosy Re: [Humanist]  22.709 the longest acronym?

  [2]   From:    "Wouden, A. van der"                                      (45)
                <T.van.der.Wouden-AT-hum.leidenuniv.nl>
        Subject: FW: [Humanist]  22.709 the longest acronym?


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        Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 17:17:10 +0800
        From: Steven Totosy <clcweb-AT-purdue.edu>
        Subject: totosy Re: [Humanist]  22.709 the longest acronym?
        In-Reply-To: <20090422075840.B813240E7-AT-woodward.joyent.us>

willard: this related to your posting: i have been arguing against  
acronyms in URLs for years (although not very successfully even in the  
case of my own journal): acronyms in URLs, traditionally and  
historically, come from techies who for a number of reasons would not  
relate to or agree with "narrative" URLs and this remains the case in  
too many instances; i would argue, however, that acronyms are not as  
good or as functional as narrative URLs because they are not  
immediately recognizable, thus a URL, for example ....humanist/ 
digitalhumanist.org is incomparably better than the same if it  
were ....hmnst/dhl.org or some such; of course i am aware of the  
problem of URLs too long, nevertheless where possible i believe a  
narrative URL is superior and more user-friendly than URLs with  
acronyms. best, steven

steven totosy de zepetnek
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/totosycv
* editor, clcweb: comparative literature and culture
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/ clcweb-AT-purdue.edu
* series editor, purdue books in comparative cultural studies
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/seriespurdueccs &
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/comparativeculturalstudies.html
	think of trees before printing this email


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        Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 20:05:44 +0200
        From: "Wouden, A. van der" <T.van.der.Wouden-AT-hum.leidenuniv.nl>
        Subject: FW: [Humanist]  22.709 the longest acronym?
        In-Reply-To: <20090422075840.B813240E7-AT-woodward.joyent.us>


GUACAMOLE, Grammatical Unification-based Analysis in a CAtegorial paradigm with MOrphological and LExical support.

(pun intended)

as referred to in http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=976841

t

(dr.) Ton van der Wouden
LUCL/Dutch Department
Leiden University
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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