LINGUIST List 6.1580

Wed Nov 8 1995

FYI: Reminder - Lit&Ling Computing, Lexicons, Connectionism

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  1. Espen S. Ore, ALLC/ACH '96 - Reminder
  2. LDC Office, New Lexicons from the LDC
  3. steven.youngpsy.ox.ac.uk, -0100

Message 1: ALLC/ACH '96 - Reminder

Date: Wed, 08 Nov 1995 11:08:08 ALLC/ACH '96 - Reminder
From: Espen S. Ore <Espen.Orehd.uib.no>
Subject: ALLC/ACH '96 - Reminder

This has been posted on various lists. Please excuse me if you receive
multiple copies.

The deadline for abstracts for individual papers and sessions is November
30, 1995. The deadline for poster sessions and demonstrations is january
15, 1996. For the full Call for Papers, please see:

<http://www.hd.uib.no/allc-ach96.html>;

or contact:

Espen.Orehd.uib.no

Yours,

Espen S. Ore

Espen Ore NB! New phone number! Tel: + 47 55 58 28 65
Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities Fax: + 47 55 58 94 70
Bergen, NORWAY
Espen.Orehd.uib.no
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Message 2: New Lexicons from the LDC

Date: Wed, 08 Nov 1995 10:06:59 New Lexicons from the LDC
From: LDC Office <ldcunagi1k.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Lexicons from the LDC



 Announcing
 Lexicons from Merriam Webster and
 the Linguistic Data Consortium

The LDC has reached an agreement with Merriam Webster, Inc. to
distribute electronic versions of Merriam Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary, Tenth Edition (full text), Biographical Dictionary, New
Geographical Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, School Dictionary, and
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (mass-market paperback) to the research
community. Except for the Collegiate Thesaurus, each lexicon will be
available in two versions, full text and a version with headwords,
functional labels, and pronunciations.

The contents of each corpus are as follows:

	Collegiate Dictionary (straight ASCII text files with special
		characters indicated by mnemonic codes, such as
		{aacute}, etc)

		Main A-Z text
		Front matter
		Back matter
		Art (Tiff files)
		Tables (Word Perfect files)
		Documentation (electronic and on paper)

	Biographical Dictionary (straight ASCII text files with
		special characters indicated by mnemonic codes)

		Main A-Z text
		Front matter
		Backmatter Prenames section
		Documentation

	Geographical Dictionary (straight ASCII text file etc)
		Main A-Z text
		Front matter
		Documentation
		No maps or tables

	Collegiate Thesaurus

		Main A-Z text
		Front matter
		Documentation

	School Dictionary (straight ASCII text files etc)

		Main A-Z text	no art (not scanned)
		Front matter
		Back matter

	Merriam-Webster Dictionary (paperback)

		Main A-Z text
		Front matter
		Tables
		Backmatters
		Documentation

The cost of the lexicons ranges from $100 to $300 for LDC nonmembers;
LDC members will have the option of receiving one copy of each lexicon
as part of their 1996 membership. A special agreement between Merriam
Webster and the user will be signed prior to releasing the lexicon.
'Research Only' licenses are available from the LDC; requests for
commercial licenses will be directed to Merriam Webster.

Nonmember Nonmember
 price of price of
Full Text Headwords*	Description			Release Date
 300	 150	 Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary LDC96L8A-B**
 300	 N/A Merriam Webster Collegiate Thesaurus LDC96L9A-B**
 200 100 Merriam Webster Biographical Dict. LDC96L10A-B**
 200	 100 Merriam Webster Geographical Dict. LDC96L11A-B**
 200 100 Merriam Webster School Dictionary LDC96L12A-B**
 200 100 Merriam Webster Paperback Dict. LDC96L13A-B**

* Headwords, Functional Labels, and Pronunciations
** For example, the catalog number LDC96L*A refers to Full Text
corpora and the catalog number LDC96L8B refers to Headwords,
Functional Labels, and Pronunciations corpora.

Questions and requests for obtaining any of the Merriam Webster
Corpora should be sent to ldcunagi.cis.upenn.edu.
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Message 3: -0100

Date: Tue, 07 Nov 1995 13:24:38 -0100
From: steven.youngpsy.ox.ac.uk <steven.youngpsy.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: -0100
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	 OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL ON CONNECTIONIST MODELLING
		Department of Experimental Psychology
			 University of Oxford
				
		 21 July - 2nd August 1996

Applications are invited for participation in a 2-week residential
Summer School on techniques in connectionist modelling. The course is
aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network
models in their teaching and/or research and it will provide a general
introduction to connectionist modelling through lectures and exercises
on Power PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many
of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and
developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors
with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett
and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though
simple word processing skills will be assumed. Participants will be
encouraged to start work on their own modelling projects during the
Summer School.

The cost of participation in the Summer School is #750 to include
accommodation (bed and breakfast at St. John's College) and
registration. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel
and meal costs. A small number of graduate student scholarships
providing partial funding may be available. Applicants should
indicate whether they wish to be considered for a graduate student
scholarship but are advised to seek their own funding as well, since
in previous years the number of graduate student applications has far
exceeded the number of scholarships available.

There is a Summer School World Wide Web page describing the
contents of the 1995 Summer School available on:

http://cogsci1.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/

Further information about contents of the course can be obtained from
Steven.Youngpsy.ox.ac.uk

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please
contact:

Mrs Sue King
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3UD

Tel: (01865) 271353
Email: susan.kingpsy.oxford.ac.uk

Please send a brief description of your background with an explanation
of why you would like to attend the Summer School (one page maximum)
no later than 31st January 1996.

Regards,
Steven Young.

 Facility for Computational Modelling in Cognitive Science
 McDonnell-Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford
 <mailto:Steven.Youngpsy.ox.ac.uk>
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