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Author: Vincent DeCaen

FYI Body: Friends, a reasonably ultimate draft of the proof of concept of the
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative together with documentation (four
working papers) is now ready for peer review at the site in the
signature below. critical comment and suggestions will be very much

sholom, V.

Dr Vincent DeCaen <>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative,


22 September
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Confirmed participants:

Peter Cole, University of Delaware
Michael Garman, University of Reading
David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Gabriella Hermon, University of Delaware
Soenjono Dardjiwidjojo, Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya, Jakarta
Uri Tadmor, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Jakarta

For further information, contact David Gil

Department of Linguistics,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

fax: 49-341-9952119
or check out the workshop webpage:

Related Links:
Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology

Third Symposium on Malay / Indonesian Linguistics
24-25 August 1999, Amsterdam

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SOCRATES Intensive Programme

University of Glasgow, Scotland

June 21 - July 2 1999

10 ECTS available

An EU-funded two-week summer school in Corpus Linguistics and
Digitisation will be held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland from
21 June to 2 July 1999. 10 ECTS credits are available on successful
completion of the course which is open to students attending
universities in countries participating in the SOCRATES scheme.

The teaching staff is drawn from the particpating institutions; the
Universities of Bergen, Cork, Glasgow, Joensuu, Nijmegen and
Roma. Students will follow a common track in the first week, before
following a track in either Corpus Linguistics or Digitisation in the
second week. The course will cover the following areas:

Corpus Linguistics:
* Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
* Building a Corpus
* Text from the Internet, copyrigh
* TEI for corpus linguistics
* Tagging and Parsing
* Parallel and Specialised Corpora
* Quantitative methods and Tools


* Introduction to Digitisation
* Technical considerations, TEI, OCR, etc
* Textual material
* Spoken material
* Images
* Standards, platforms and conversions

Students will also complete a project based on the materials covered
in the course.

The course itself is completely funded by the SOCRATES scheme,
however, students are asked to find their own travel, accommodation
and subsistence funding.

For more information, see the web site a
or contact Fiona Tweedie (

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