LINGUIST List 2.202

Monday, 6 May 1991

FYI: Programming Course, European TEI

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  1. "NANCY M. IDE, Electronic Programming Course
  2. "NANCY M. IDE, TEI European Workshop Announcement

Message 1: Electronic Programming Course

Date: Mon, 6 May 91 15:18 EDT
From: "NANCY M. IDE <>
Subject: Electronic Programming Course
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 Following is a description of a three-credit graduate course
in programming for the humanities offered by Dakota State
University via BITNET this summer. If you are interested in
enrolling, please respond with a brief message sent to me as
ERICSDNET.BITNET, and I will send you an electronic registration

introduction to programming using SNOBOL4 for applications in
the humanities such as analysis of texts, arranging data from
research, and formatting for printing and desktop publishing.
Prerequisites: a baccalaureate degree in the humanities or a
baccalaureate degree in another field and a minimum of 24
semester hours course work in the humanities, access to and
familiarity with BITNET, and an understanding of MS-DOS commands.
Three semester hours credit. The course will start approximately
June 1, and it will end approximately August 1.

 The total cost of the course is $228.45. No textbook is
required. Students will be sent a disk containing a public-
domain SNOBOL4 compiler and a text editor.

 Students may audit the course or enroll for credit and receive
a grade of Pass or Fail. The cost to audit the course is the
same as enrolling for credit.

 The course will teach academic humanists to write useful
computer programs to produce word frequency listings,
concordances, and indexes. The language of choice for this
course is SNOBOL4 because it is a powerful language designed for
non-numeric computing; humanists can write useful programs in
SNOBOL4 almost from the start. The course will begin with an
introduction to programming, then cover techniques of structuring
SNOBOL4 programs, and it will finish with students completing
individual projects of their own creation.

 The programming assignments will be designed for MS-DOS
microcomputers. Although most assignments can be modified for
Macintosh users, the Mac users would have to purchase MaxSPITBOL,
and they would need some understanding of Macintosh file

 Students must have the ability to upload and download programs
from the mainframe that runs BITNET mail to the microcomputer
used for the programming assignments.

 -- Eric Johnson

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Message 2: TEI European Workshop Announcement

Date: Mon, 6 May 91 09:19 EDT
From: "NANCY M. IDE <>
Subject: TEI European Workshop Announcement
An announcement for a TEI workshop to be held in North American was posted
earlier. The following is for a similar TEI workshop, to be held in Europe.

 Living with the Guidelines
 The European TEI Workshop
 Oxford University Computing Service
 1-2 July 1991

What is it?

 The TEI Workshop is an opportunity for you to learn more about the 
thinking behind the TEI's draft Guidelines for the Encoding and Interchange 
of Machine-Readable Texts, and to see for yourselves how the principles 
they describe can be used in a practical situation. The Workshop will be a 
mixture of group discussion work, detailed presentations and hands-on 
 Topics covered will include
 * nature and purpose of descriptive markup
 * basic features of SGML
 * essential components of the TEI Guidelines
 * TEI conformance -- what it is and why it matters
 * an overview of SGML aware software 
 * using TEI texts with standard software packages

Who can attend? 
 The numbers attending will be limited to ensure that
everyone has both a chance to be heard and the opportunity to try for
him or herself the full variety of software tools we will be
demonstrating. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served
basis, with a degree of priority given to members of existing TEI
Workgroups, Committees and Affiliated Project representatives based in
Europe who have not previously attended a TEI Workshop. 

Who will be there?
 The Workshop is being organised by the TEI Editors, Lou Burnard and 
Michael Sperberg-McQueen, with additional support from Elaine Brennan 
and Harry Gaylord, who also ran the TEI Workshop at the recent highly 
successful ACH/ALLC conference in Tempe, Arizona. The European 
Workshop is being run back to back with the first TEI Affiliated Projects 
Workshop, which means that a number of important major research projects 
planning to use the TEI recommendations will also be in attendance. The 
Workshop is therefore likely to provide an unusual opportunity for SGML 
experts, TEI experts and just plain text hackers to get together. 

Where and when?
 The Workshop will be hosted by Oxford University Computing Service, 
which is located in the centre of Oxford, one of the most beautiful cities of 
Europe, (even in the middle of summer when it is traditionally over-run by 
tourists), an hour's journey from London and within easy reach of the 
Midlands. Overnight accommodation will be arranged for delegates 
requesting it on the application form. 
 The Workshop will begin at 0900 on Monday 1st July and finish around 
1500 on Tuesday 2nd July. 

How much?
 There will be a fixed charge of #80 per head for workshop participants, 
reduced to #60 for members of ACH, ALLC or ACL. This covers attendance 
fees and a manual and other illustrative material, together with 
refreshments and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Attendants will be 
expected to pay their own travel, accommodation and dinner, but we will do 
our best to make hotel reservations for anyone requesting this on the 
application form.
 All expenses of members of official TEI Working Groups and Working 
Committees and of one representative from any TEI Affiliated Project will be 
refunded, subject to the usual limits, provided that they have not previously 
attended any TEI Workshop.

Oxford July 1-2 1991

Please reserve a place at the workshop for:


FAX: telephone:
 * I enclose payment of #80 (British sterling)
 * I am a member of ACH/ALLC/ACL and enclose payment of #60 (British sterling)
 * I am a member of TEI Workgroup/Committee ....
 * I am the official representative of Affiliated Project ...
Cheques must be made payable to Oxford University Computing Service. 
Please note that places will not be reserved unless payment is enclosed with 
this form, except for TEI-funded attendants.

 * Please reserve overnight accomodation for me on Sunday and Monday, 
 in the price range
 [ #30-#50 [ #50-#70

This form should be returned as soon as possible to:
TEI Euro-Workshop
Oxford University Computing Service
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
tel +44 865 273200 fax +44 865 273275
Please note that reservations cannot be accepted after 1 June 91 

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