Conferences Modern Language Association ACH Sessions

ACH Sessions at the 2007 MLA Convention

The Association for Computers and the Humanities will be sponsoring two sessions at the 2007 convention of the Modern Language Association, in Chicago from 27 through 30 December: see below for details.

We also offer a guide to all digital-humanities sessions at the convention.

Although the 2007 convention is now in the past, this information will remain available, as a record of what went on. Similar information for many other years is available via the main page on ACH MLA sessions.

The Challenge of a Million Books (session 21)

Thursday, 27 December 2007, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Grand Suite 2, Hyatt Regency.

Presiding: Arno Bosse, University of Chicago.

  • “Mining Eighteenth-Century Ontologies: Machine Learning and Knowledge Classification in the Encyclopédie,” Glenn H. Roe, University of Chicago; Robert Voyer, University of Chicago
  • “Mining Millions of Metaphors,” Brad Pasanek, University of Southern California; D. Sculley, Tufts University
  • “You Know It When You Feel It: Assisted Machine Learning and Patterns of Sentimentality,” Sara Steger, University of Georgia

New Reading Interfaces (session 250)

Friday, 28 December 2007, noon–1:15 p.m., Missouri, Sheraton Chicago.

Presiding: Elizabeth Swanstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • “Tag Clouds: Reading the Poetic Interface,” Jeremy Douglass, University of California, San Diego
  • “Toward a Semantic Literary Web: Three Case Histories,” Joseph Paul Tabbi, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • “Reading Shaw’s Legible City,” Elizabeth Swanstrom
  • “Reading the Margins of The Magic Book,” Sarah Jane Sloane, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • “Texts in Virtual Contexts: Reading Scholarly Work in 3-D Environments,” Victoria E. Szabo, Duke University

For copies of abstracts, see

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