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 www.english.ucsb.edu/faculty/rraley/research/conferences/ACH07.html.