LINGUIST List 8.1643

Mon Nov 17 1997

FYI: EDSITE, Japanese Computational Linguistics

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  1. Caroline Eisner, EDSITE humanities-related educational content on the Internet
  2. Melanie Siegel, literature on Japanese CL

Message 1: EDSITE humanities-related educational content on the Internet

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 09:45:51 -0500
From: Caroline Eisner <>
Subject: EDSITE humanities-related educational content on the Internet

Do you remember hearing about EDSITEment last spring? Well, the EDSITEment 
web site is now live on the web (, and we'd 
appreciate if you would take a look at it. 

In case you haven't heard about EDSITEment, it is a new web site created and 
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the 
Great City Schools, MCI Communications Corp., and the National Trust for the 
Humanities, and serves as a gateway to what we consider to be the best 
humanities-related educational content on the Internet. 

Last spring we asked you to nominate web sites to be used in EDSITEment and, 
out of the more than 300 sites you suggested, our Blue-Ribbon Panel, using 
the national merit review process developed by NEH, selected 20 sites to be 
included in EDSITEment. 

Once again, we are in the process of selecting new sites for EDSITEment and 
am asking your help in identifying web sites in the humanities of particular 
excellence that would be especially useful in classrooms. We are not 
interested at this juncture in comprehensive bibliographical web sites that 
offer numerous linkages to a variety of other related sites. Rather we are 
seeking sites that are 
themselves content-rich and designed to engage students in a significant 
body of knowledge and in intellectually worthwhile activities.

As you survey the particular sites that you find most useful and 
interesting, we would ask you to consider the following questions: 

Intellectual Quality: Does the site provide rich, deep, and multilayered 
humanities content? Does it provide the student access to authentic, 
worthwhile materials with precise references and clear qualifications? Is 
the information accurate, balanced, and updated frequently? Is this site 
unique, or is the material more easily available elsewhere?

Web site Design: Is the site user-friendly and attractive graphically? Is 
it easy to access information at different parts of the site? Does the site 
provide for more than a one-dimensional exposition, allowing students to 
experience a continuum of working with the materials towards greater 
sophistication and creativity? Does the site allow for an active, 
constructive relationship to the 
material? If teacher guides or exercises are available, do they tap the 
resources of the site deeply? (Note: such resources are not a requirement.) 
Does the site require additional hardware or software? Are links to other 
related sites easy and accessible? Does the site have any special features 
to attract or engage users? 

Web site Impact: Can this site serve multiple audiences or is it highly 
specialized? Are you aware of any particular uses it would have in the 
curriculum of a school or college? Does the content relate to education 
standards developed by your state? If you use this site in your teaching, 
for which courses and what kinds of assignments or student projects is it 
most useful? Does the site engage students and encourage them to develop 
active interest and mastery of the subject area? Is this the best or one of 
the best sites that you know of in this subject area?

Our deadline for nominations is December 1. To nominate a site, or to 
contact us, send an e-mail message to, or use the "Talk to 
Us" function on EDSITEment ( You need only to 
send the URL and any comments that would be helpful. We are grateful for 
your help and will send you the results of our survey within the next few 

Thanks again for your help,

Caroline Eisner
Program Director
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Message 2: literature on Japanese CL

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 12:50:32 +0100 (MET)
From: Melanie Siegel <>
Subject: literature on Japanese CL

As it is sometimes difficult to collect information about Japanese
computational linguistics, I set up a www page with the literature I
got. The URL is
I would like to ask you to share your information and send it (as
bibtex enries or html) to me. If there are papers that are available
through the web, please give the URL, too. Does anybody know about a
bibliography database of Japanese computational linguistics on the web
set up before?

Melanie Siegel
DFKI - Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer
Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbruecken
Tel: (0681) 302-5284, e-mail:
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