本系於11/24(四)邀請伊利諾大學香檳分校(UIUC)資訊科學學院的J. Stephen Downie教授專題演講，相關演講資訊與講者介紹如下，歡迎踴躍參加（本系研究生若參加這場演講可計入系內學術活動一次）。
演講題目：5.1 Billion Pages of New Analytic Possibilities: An Update on the HathiTrust Research Center
講者：J. Stephen Downie, Professor & Associate Dean for Research School of Information Sciences University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
This lecture provides an update on the recent developments and activities of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust, an online repository dedicated to the provision of access to a comprehensive body of published works for scholarship and education. The HathiTrust is a partnership of over 120 major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
Membership is open to institutions worldwide.
Over 14.7 million volumes (5.1 billion pages) have been ingested into the HathiTrust digital archive from sources including Google Books, member university libraries, the Internet Archive, and numerous private collections. The HTRC is dedicated to facilitating scholarship by enabling non-consumptive analytic access to the corpus, developing research tools, fostering research projects and communities, and providing additional resources such as enhanced metadata and indices that will assist scholars to more easily exploit the HathiTrust materials.
This talk will outline the mission, goals and structure of the HTRC.
It will also provide an overview of recent work being conducted on a range of projects, partnerships and initiatives. Projects include Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis project (WCSA, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and the HathiTrust + Bookworm project (HT+BW, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). HTRC’s involvement with the NOVEL(TM) text mining project and the Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project, both funded by the SSHRC Partnership Grant programme, will be introduced. Updates on HTRC’s new feature extraction and Data Capsule initiatives, part of its ongoing work its ongoing efforts to enable the non-consumptive analyses of the approximately 8 million volumes under copyright restrictions will also be discussed. Conversations with attendees about possible collaboration opportunities with the HTRC will wrap up the presentation.
J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Downie is the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). He is also Director of the International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL) and founder and ongoing director of the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). He was the Principal Investigator on the Networked Environment for Music Analysis (NEMA) project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He was Co-PI on the Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information(SALAMI) project, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Dr. Downie is the leader of the Hathitrust + Bookworm (HT+BW) text analysis project that is creating tools to visualize the evolution of term usage over time. Professor Downie represents the HTRC on the NOVEL(TM) text mining project and the Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project, both funded by the SSHRC Partnership Grant programme. All of these aforementioned projects share a common thread of striving to provide large-scale analytic access to copyright-restricted cultural data. Stephen has been very active in the establishment of the Music Information Retrieval (MIR) community through his ongoing work with the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conferences. He was ISMIR’s founding President and now serves on the ISMIR board. Over the past year, Professor Downie has been working with Dunhuang Academy on the “Digital Dunhuang” project to help connect Digital Humanities scholars with the high-resolution digital materials capturing the Mogao Caves. Dr. Downie currently serves on the JCDL steering committee. Professor Downie holds a BA (Music Theory and Composition) along with a Master’s and a PhD in Library and Information Science, all earned at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
演講主題：Lyric Investigations and Exploring Jazz Session Linkages: Recent Music Information Retrieval Work at Illinois