LINGUIST List 7.117

Thu Jan 25 1996

FYI: IPA, Text retrieval, Symposium

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <dseelyemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. Lee Hartman, IPA font
  2. Timo Honkela, Novel method and tool for full-text retrieval (WWW pages)
  3. Alan Firth, Symposium Announcement

Message 1: IPA font

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 07:03:21 CST
From: Lee Hartman <lhartmansiu.edu>
Subject: IPA font
 Since the question comes up occasionally, it seems worthwhile to
post this to the List: The Summer Institute of Linguistics has a set of
IBM-compatible -- or specifically Windows-compatible -- IPA fonts
that it distributes at minimal cost. Here are the terrestial and electronic
addresses to which to inquire:

SIL Printing Arts Department - Font Development
7500 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75236
(214) 709-2495
fontssil.org


Lee Hartman
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4521
U.S.A.
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Message 2: Novel method and tool for full-text retrieval (WWW pages)

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 00:06:44 +0200
From: Timo Honkela <thonucleus.hut.fi>
Subject: Novel method and tool for full-text retrieval (WWW pages)

Welcome to browse large document collections that are automatically
organized by the novel WEBSOM method (including Usenet newsgroup sci.lang).
An ordered map of the information space is provided: similar documents lie
near each other on the map. The order helps in finding related documents
once any interesting document is found.

A system for browsing the 4900 articles that have appeared in the Usenet
newsgroup comp.ai.neural-nets since June 19, 1995 was made available in
the following WWW address on January 19, 1996.

	http://websom.hut.fi/websom/

Today we have also made available maps of the groups "sci.lang" and
"sci.cognitive", however, without labeling.

The WEBSOM home pages contain an article describing the WEBSOM method
and documentation of the system. The demonstration requires a graphical
WWW browser (such as Mosaic or Netscape), but the documentation can
also be read with other browsers.

The method is based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). A category map of
words is automatically created in the first phase to enable the
exceptionally detailed statistical full-text analysis of the documents.

We plan to release the full WEBSOM software in not too distant future.

The WEBSOM team:

Timo Honkela, Samuel Kaski, Krista Lagus, and Teuvo Kohonen

Helsinki University of Technology, Neural Networks Research Centre
Rakentajanaukio 2C, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland
email: websomwebsom.hut.fi
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Message 3: Symposium Announcement

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 15:47:04 +0100
From: Alan Firth <firthhum.auc.dk>
Subject: Symposium Announcement
LINGUIST readers may be interested to know about an international symposium
on 'Intercultural Communication and National identity', to be held at
Aalborg University, Denmark, in November, 1996.

Relevant information may be obtained from the Symposium's WWW site, at:

http://hum.auc.dk/i12/res/csis/nic/nicsymp.uk

Alan Firth
Aalborg University, Denmark
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