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LINGUIST List 22.1872

Thu Apr 28 2011

Confs: Computational Ling, Tex/Corpus Ling, Discipline of Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Arienne Dwyer , Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities

Message 1: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
Date: 26-Apr-2011
From: Arienne Dwyer <idrhku.edu>
Subject: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
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Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities

Date: 22-Sep-2011 - 24-Sep-2011
Location: Lawrence, KS, USA
Contact: Arienne Dwyer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://idrh.ku.edu/2011conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
The University of Kansas Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Saturday, 24 September 2011

Keynote Speaker: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

Scholars utilize computationally-assisted methods to view, analyze, classify, and comment on sources of knowledge, and to illustrate the dynamics between these sources and their commentaries, both current and prior. Knowledge representation – the theory and methodology of modeling knowledge using computer technology – is becoming a key dimension of Digital Humanities (DH).

Many scholars are adapting long-established conventions from the print realm for representing knowledge in digital contexts, to view, analyze, classify, and comment on sources of knowledge, and to illustrate the dynamics between these sources and their commentaries, both current and prior. Many disciplines are adapting long-established conventions from the print realm for representing knowledge in digital contexts, or they are developing new ones altogether; these involve visual and textual epistemological models, information design, bibliographic tools, and visual representations. For example, there are established and emerging conventions for the description and display of textual evidence. When only part of a musical, visual, or written text is preserved, conventions exist to supply missing evidence and express levels of (un)certainty, and there are emerging tools and methods to enable and describe the citation of intellectual contributions to electronic texts by authors, annotators, translators, and analyzers. In general, humanists are increasingly evaluating and making use of DH methodologies and projects, as well as evaluating the impact of technology on research in the humanities.

The 24 September Knowledge Representation conference is preceded by a 22 September BootCamp (a hands-on digital tools workshop), and a THATCamp (a digital humanities unconference) on 23 September, all at the University of Kansas. Deadlines for BootCamp and THATCamp registrations are on 22 July 2011. Please see THATCamp Kansas website http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org for more information. (Participants are welcome to attend both the Representing Knowledge conference and THATCamp Kansas, but should register for each separately.)

22 September 2011 BootCamp (registration deadline: 22 July 2011): Training Workshops in the Digital Humanities. TBA.

23 September 2011 THATCamp: (registration deadline: 23 July 2011): A Digital Humanities Unconference. Program decided by participants on the spot.

24 September 2011 Knowledge Representation Conference: (registration deadline: *31 May 2011*): Program TBA

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