Open Book Digital Humanities Series
Open Book Publishers is proud to announce the launch of a Digital Humanities Series. The series is overseen by an international board of experts and its books subjected to rigorous peer review. Its objective is to encourage and support the development of experimental monographs, edited volumes and collections that extend the boundaries of the field and help to strengthen its interrelations with the other disciplines of the arts, humanities and beyond. We are also interested in introductory guides for non-specialists, best practices guides for practitioners and "state of the art" surveys. The Series will offer digital humanists a dedicated venue for high-quality, Open Access publication.
Proposals in any area of the Digital Humanities are invited. For further details and instructions on how to submit please see http://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/29/1/digital-humanities
Paul Arthur, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Julia Flanders, Gary Hall, Brett Hirsch, Matthew, L. Jockers, John Lavagnino, Willard McCarty, Roberto Rosselli del Turco and Elke Teich.
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Vacancy: Application Administrator at MPI Nijmegen
The TLA unit of the MPI for Psycholinguistics (http://tla.mpi.nl/) is looking for an application administrator with a drive for innovation and the motivation to design, implement and deploy new types of solutions in a team.
The development team of the MPI is involved in a number of advanced national and international research infrastructure projects (www.clarin.eu) and language-oriented projects (www.mpi.nl/dobes). In these projects modern software technologies are being developed and new methods and practices need to be established. The challenges cover a variety of topics such as creating joint domains for metadata, identifiers and registries, applications supporting advanced searching and visualization and creating semantic web type of environments (www.isocat.org). In most of these projects the development team of the MPI is in charge of building the technical infrastructure in close collaboration with its partners to serve the needs of the linguistic and humanities research communities.
TLA is engaged in European projects as EUDAT and DASISH that will again challenge our creativity and skills. These projects build on our past experiences and are inter-disciplinary, demanding cooperation with the wider social sciences and humanities.
The development team at MPI is a group of about 10 developers working on web application/services technology based on Java code and open standards such as XML. The team has got a high reputation worldwide for its LAT technology (www.mpi.nl/lat). The team will need all its experience to set up a modern service oriented architecture implementing distributed computing and semantic web ideas. Our development team includes people from many different nationalities, which reflects the international nature of the institute. The lingua franca of the institute is English.
The Language Archive is looking for a Linux/Unix Application Administrator.
This person will be responsible for deployment and configuration of a range of Java-based web applications. The following qualifications will be required:
- Thorough knowledge of Linux/Unix server administration
- Knowledge of Apache Tomcat Application Server for deployment of Java web applications
- Knowledge of Apache Web Server
- Knowledge of Unix Shell Scripting
- some DB configuration and maintenance experience is helpful
- Knowledge of Federated Authentication (in particular Shibboleth) would be an advantage.
The person should also have:
- good knowledge of English language written & spoken
- open and friendly attitude without chaotic tendencies:)
- the ability to work punctual and precise
Contracts can be offered for a year and a half that can be extended depending on the success of the project. Nijmegen is a dynamic town in the Netherlands with one of the largest Dutch universities and an active cultural scene. Possibilities exist to work closely with other Dutch academic institutes and universities.
WebAnno Annotation Tool released
A beta version of WebAnno has been publicly released in Google Code (http://code.google.com/p/webanno/). WebAnno is a flexible, web-based and visually supported system for distributed annotations that is being developed in the context of F-AG7 Curation Project KP1. The tool is available under a free license (ASL 2.0) and is available to all interested users.
WebAnno offers annotation project management, freely configurable tagsets and the management of users in different roles. WebAnno uses technology from brat (brat.nlplab.org/) for visualizing and editing annotations in a web browser. It supports arbitrarily large documents, pluggable import/export filters, the curation of annotations across various users, and farming out annotations to a crowdsourcing platform. Currently WebAnno allows part-of-speech, named entity, dependency parsing and co-reference chain annotations. WebAnno uses WebLicht's TCF as an exchange format, and is integrated in the CLARIN-D infrastructure via REST-based web-services.
Seid Muhie Yimam, Iryna Gurevych, Richard Eckart de Castilho and Chris Biemann. “WebAnno: A Flexible, Web-based and Visually Supported System for Distributed Annotations”. Demonstration paper, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. To appear.
TüBa-D/Z lemmatizer available in WebLicht
The "TüBa-D/Z lemmatizer", a syntax-based lemmatizer for German that was developed in the context of the TüBa-D/Z treebank is now available for use as a component via the WebLicht interface to noncommercial users from the entire CLARIN community. By integrating morphology and syntactic information, the tool creates lemma and morphological tags that are often richer or more precise than the output of a surface-based model. Using frequency heuristics, the tool also provides an automatic classification of separable and inseparable prefix verbs as well as heuristic completion of truncated words. In the WebLicht version of the TüBa-D/Z lemmatizer, the syntax information is provided by the Berkeley parser and an internally developed grammar model.