LINGUIST List 5.1093

Fri 07 Oct 1994

FYI: Georgetown ling on WWW, Scholar database

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  1. Cathy Ball, Georgetown Linguistics on World-Wide Web
  2. Joseph Raben, SCHOLAR Release CU

Message 1: Georgetown Linguistics on World-Wide Web

Date: Thu, 06 Oct 1994 15:15:36 Georgetown Linguistics on World-Wide Web
From: Cathy Ball <CBALLguvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Georgetown Linguistics on World-Wide Web

The Linguistics department at Georgetown University now has a home
page on the World-Wide Web, containing information from the 1994-1995
Graduate School Catalogue, the schedule of classes, and student home
pages. To access this from LYNX or MOSAIC, go to the following URL:
 http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/gu_lx.html

 -- Cathy Ball (cballguvax.georgetown.edu)
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Message 2: SCHOLAR Release CU

Date: Thu, 06 Oct 94 17:01:28 EDSCHOLAR Release CU
From: Joseph Raben <JQRQCCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: SCHOLAR Release CU

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The next release of SCHOLAR: Natural Language Processing

Online, containing the following additions to its grow-
ing database, will be disseminated soon. New subscribers
may receive this release and information on accessing the
database by sending email to <listservcunyvm.cuny.edu>
as follows: sub scholar Firstname Lastname .

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_CTI Centre for Textual Studies: Resources Guide, 1994_.
is the third in a series of introductions to some of the
texts, software, and literature which academics working
in textual subjects need to know about if they intend to
use computers in their teaching or research. Contents
pages, introduction and index.

_Survey of Computational Linguistics Courses_, Second
Edition, is an updated version of the survey conducted
by Robin Cohen in 1986. Contents pages.

_Representations_ Number 42 is a special issue on "Future
Libraries." Contents pages and introduction.

_EDR: Electronic Dictionary Technical Guide_ has been
published by the Japan Electronic Dictionary Research
Institute in Tokyo. Contents pages.

_Natural Language Processing_, edited by Fernando C.N.
Pereira and Barbara J. Grosz, a special issue of _Artifi-
cial Intelligence_, aims to present to the general arti-
ficial intelligence community accounts of the major tech-
nical ideas underlying many of the significant advances
in natural-language processing over the last decade. Con-
tents pages, introduction and index.

_Research in Humanities Computing 1: Selected Papers
from the ALLC/ACH Conference, Toronto, June 1989_, edited
by Ian Lancashire, is he first volume in this new series
on research in humanities computing. Contents pages, in-
troduction and index.

_Contemplating Minds: A Forum for Artificial Intelli-
gence_, edited by William J. Clancey, Stephen W. Smoliar,
and Mark J. Stefik, consists of.multiple reviews of sev-
eral books with responses by the authors. In this ar-
rangement they constitute a multidisciplinary forum on
the scientific themes of the field. Contents pages, in-
troduction and index.

_Thinking Between the Lines: Computers and the Compre-
hension of Causal Descriptions_ by Gary C. Borchardt
focuses on how computers may deal effectively with a
particular form of technical knowledge--written causal
descrtions of the sort commonly found in encyclopedias,
reports and user manuals. Contents pages, introduction
and index.

 _Computers and the Humanities_, vol. 27, nos.5-6, is a
special issue on "A New Direction for Literary Studies"
edited by Paul Fortier. The entire table of contents and
abstracts for ten major articles are provided.

Stuart Shieber has developed a fully automated elec-
tronic archive and distribution server for papers on
computational linguistics, natural-language processing,
speech processing, and related fields. This note pro-
vides a full description and instructions for accessing
this archive.

Eddie Blick has begun a new gopher site for on-line
college newspapers. This note provides information on
accessing this database of natural-language text.

Richard Seltzer has added new titles to his Please Copy
this Disk database of texts. This note lists these tit-
les and provides instructions for obtaining the disks.

Elizabeth Cherhal has compiled a list of French On-Line
Library Catalogs, which are described in this note.

Vasu Renganathan reports on experimental NLP software
for Tamil that he has been developing and is making
available through ftp.

Richard Piepenbrock reports on the English, German and
Dutch lexical databases on the CELEX CD-ROM that can now
be obtained by anonymous ftp from the Linguistic Data
Consortium.

Jose Camacho reports on four linguistics dissertations
from the University of Sourthern California that are now
available.

The updated publication list of the Graduate Linguistic
Student Association (GLSA) of the University of Massa-
chusetts, Amherst is available online.

The second edition of the Natural Language Software Reg-
1stry, designed to facilitate the exchange and evaluation
of natural language processing software within the re-
search community, is cataloging natural language software
projects, both commercial and non-commercial. The new up-
dated and enlarged version contains more than 100 de-
scriptions of natural processing software.

Gregory Aharonian has established a free database of U.S.
patents, including many for language processing. This
note descibes the database and provides instruction for
accessing it.

Karen Olsen reports on a large number of electronic texts
on floppy disks for PC and Mac that can now be ordered
online.

Casimir J Palowitch reports on his list of Russian and
East European Studies home pages on WWW.

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
has published its First and Second Series of Research
Reports, which are listed in this note.

Rick Schlichting reports on his index to David Kahan-
er's reports on Japanese and Asian CS technology -- AI,
expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, computa-
tional linguistics, artificial life, 3D graphics, super-
computing, etc.

Tony Barry recommends the Australian "Matilda in Cyber-
space" server for links to Asian studies and databases.

Oxford University Press, having begun a comprehensive
revision of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), to be
published in 2005, invites persons with relevant infor-
mation--new words, early usage, etc.--to contribute.

Michael Everson has updated his List of Language Lists.

Job openings are listed for specialists in handwriting
recognition, computational linguistics with a specialty
in South Asian langauges, speech recognition,and stat-
istical language modeling, standardized hierarchical
vocabulary for information storage and retrieval, hand-
writing recognition, and voice recognition.

The Institute for Language Technology and AI in Til-
burg, Holland, is offering 6-month fellowships for vis-
iting researchers in computational linguistics, human-
computer communication, databases, natural language
semantics and pragmatics, knowledge representation,
machine learning, and other AI-related subjects.

TECHEVAL, a new listserv, is an open forum for discuss-
ing the evaluation of computer related work in the hu-
manities.

TESL-EJ, a listserv run by Bernard Spolsky, publishes
articles in the research and practice of English as a
second or foreign language.

David Bedell reports on his lists of e-lists for lan-
guage learning and of Spanish-language lists.

Ling-TeX is a new list about typesetting linguistics
material with TeX.

Gregory James reports on his one-million-word corpus of
extracts from undergraduate texts in computer science.

The _Journal of Natural Language Engineering_, to be
launched by Cambridge University Press in 1995, will be
an international forum for the dissemination of results
concerning the theory and practice of applied natural
language processing.

_Current_Cites_, Volume 5, no. 3, contains abstracts of
articles on how to become a multimedia CD-ROM author
using only inexpensive equipment, the advantages of dig-
ital imaging over microfilm, the feasibility of an inter-
active online librarian, libraries' important role in
collecting, organizing, and providing access to elec-
tronic preprints, and other topics of relevance to devel-
opers of linguistic databases.

_Athelstan Newsletter on Technology and Language Learn-
ing_ includes software reviews.

Andrea Nixon supplies the responses she got to a query
regarding a search engine for use with the TLG and PHI
(TLL) data on CD-ROM.

Greg Iverson reports on Signalyze 3.0, Macintosh speech
analysis software.

US Patent No. 5,305,423 has been awarded to a speech-
generation system that emphasizes words in italics or
capital letters.

CINDEX is reported to be excellent PC software for con-
structing a book index.

Language Assistant translators by MicroTac Software are
recommended by Roger Brisson.

Charles Bigelow reports that LucidaSans TrueType/ Post-
Script phonetic fonts for Windows/Mac are available free.

The University of Essex is producing guidelines and tools
for NLP test suites. Initial projects cover grammar
checkers, parsers, and controlled language checkers for
English, French, and German.

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