Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Language, Culture, Computation: Computing for the Humanities, Law, and Narratives

Essays Dedicated to Yaacov Choueka on the Occasion of His 75 Birthday, Part II

Editors: Dershowitz, Nachum, Nissan, Ephraim (Eds.)

  • Dedicated to the scientist, whose research fifty years ago was seminal for full-text information retrieval (which lay users at present know especially from such search engines as Google)
  • Contains papers written by well-known authors
  • Covers the areas of research in which Yaacov has made major contributions
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This Festschrift volume is published in Honor of Yaacov Choueka on the occasion of this 75th birthday. The present three-volumes liber amicorum, several years in gestation, honours this outstanding Israeli computer scientist and is dedicated to him and to his scientific endeavours. Yaacov's research has had a major impact not only within the walls of academia, but also in the daily life of lay users of such technology that originated from his research. An especially amazing aspect of the temporal span of his scholarly work is that half a century after his influential research from the early 1960s, a project in which he is currently involved is proving to be a sensation, as will become apparent from what follows. Yaacov Choueka began his research career in the theory of computer science, dealing with basic questions regarding the relation between mathematical logic and automata theory. From formal languages, Yaacov moved to natural languages. He was a founder of natural-language processing in Israel, developing numerous tools for Hebrew. He is best known for his primary role, together with Aviezri Fraenkel, in the development of the Responsa Project, one of the earliest fulltext retrieval systems in the world. More recently, he has headed the Friedberg Genizah Project, which is bringing the treasures of the Cairo Genizah into the Digital Age.
This second part of the three-volume set covers a range of topics related to the application of information technology in humanities, law, and narratives. The papers are grouped in topical sections on: humanities computing; narratives and their formal representation; history of ideas: the numerate disciplines; law, computer law, and legal computing.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Responsa Project: Some Promising Future Directions

    Koppel, Moshe

    Pages 1-8

  • The Historical Significance of the Cambridge Genizah Inventory Project

    Jefferson, Rebecca J. W.

    Pages 9-37

  • The Princeton University Geniza Project: Using the Internet for Jewish and Islamic Research

    Cohen, Mark R.

    Pages 38-46

  • Design and Evaluation of a Visitor Guide in an Active Museum

    Stock, Oliviero (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

  • Judaica Europeana: Jewish Semantics in the Linked Data Semantic Web

    Winer, Dov

    Pages 72-87

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $107.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45323-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language, Culture, Computation: Computing for the Humanities, Law, and Narratives
Book Subtitle
Essays Dedicated to Yaacov Choueka on the Occasion of His 75 Birthday, Part II
Editors
  • Nachum Dershowitz
  • Ephraim Nissan
Series Title
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Series Volume
8002
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45324-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45324-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-45323-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 752
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
Topics