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The SEASR Team held a Follow-up SEASR Workshop on the Monday, June 22, 2009 of Digital Humanities 2009 week. Loretta Auvil and Bernie Ács presented updates to the SEASR project. We had presentations from Andrew Ashton of Brown University, Clare Lewellyn and Michael Krot of JSTOR, Anoop Kumar of Tufts (VUE), and Susan Schreibman of Digital Humanities Observatory.

The presentation materials are available at http://dev-tools.seasr.org/confluence/display/Outreach/June2009Follow-up.

David Tcheng  and Amit Kumar represented SEASR project at the 19 June 2009 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries “Workshop On Integrating Digital Library Content with Computational Tools and Services” workshop. The two workshops presented were “SEASR & Meandre for Second Generation Digital Libraries”  and  “ NESTER – Web Based Waveform Analysis with Meandre”.

The presentation abstracts are available here and here.

The powerpoint presentation for the  SEASR & Meandre for Second Generation Digital Libraries is available here.

The University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) was held on June 8-12, 2009. Loretta Auvil and Boris Capitanu taught the course entitled “SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholar”. The slides and course materials for this workshop are at http://dev-tools.seasr.org/confluence/display/Outreach/DHSI-SEASR.

We had 15 students registered for the course. The course covered the following topics: Overview of SEASR infrastructure (components, flows, applications), Introduction to text mining tools, and Using and creating Zotero flows.

The SEASR Team participated in HASTAC by hosting a workshop on the SEASR project. The workshop included informational sessions about SEASR and applications using SEASR as well as a hands on session. Presentations include:

SEASR Overview

SEASR Applications: Zotero

SEASR Applications: Text

SEASR Applications: Fedora

SEASR Applications: Audio

SEASR Architecture

SEASR Tools

The following presentations were given at the Pathways to SEASR Workshop on March 6 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

SEASR Overview

SEASR Applications: Zotero

SEASR Applications: Text

SEASR Applications: Audio

SEASR Applications: Discus

SEASR Architecture

SEASR Tools

As part of Kevin Franklin’s Afro 498: Introduction to Advanced Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science course at UIUC, the SEASR Team was invited to offer an introductory session on text analytics and SEASR as well as a hands-on session with SEASR that would allow students to explore the software. Introduction to Advanced Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science explores the intersection of cutting-edge computing technologies and humanities, arts, and social science disciplines. This course aims to give students intensive hands-on experience with advanced computing infrastructures and applications being utilized in research and learning in African-American Studies and the study of the African Diaspora.

Loretta gave the presentation below on Feb 4, 2009 for this class.


The following presentations were given at the Pathways to SEASR Workshop.

SEASR Overview


SEASR and Zotero


SEASR and UIMA


SEASR Architecture


SEASR Community Hub


SEASR Workbench


SEASR Installation


SEASR and Fedora


A screencast showing the Firefox plugin for SEASR Analytics for Zotero is available: http://repository.seasr.org/Movies/ZoteroToSEASRanalytics.mov.

SEASR Team members, Loretta Auvil and Bernie Ács attended and participated in the 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science in Indianapolis, IN. Bernie presented our paper called “Meandre: Semantic-Driven Data-Intensive Flows in the Clouds” by Xavier Llorà, Bernie Ács, Loretta Auvil, Boris Capitanu, Michael Welge, and David Goldberg.

Abstract: Data-intensive flow computing allows efficient processing of large volumes of data otherwise unapproachable. This paper introduces a new semantic-driven data-intensive flow infrastructure which: (1) provides a robust and transparent scalable solution from a laptop to large-scale clusters, (2) creates an unified solution for batch and interactive tasks in high-performance computing environments, and (3) encourages reusing and sharing components. Banking on virtualization and cloud computing techniques, the Meandre infrastructure is able to create and dispose Meandre clusters on demand, being transparent to the final user. This paper also presents a prototype of such clustered infrastructure and some results obtained using it. The slide presentation is included below. The paper can be downloaded here. The video of the eScience 2008 presentations is now available on the conference web site www.escience2008.iu.edu. To see this presentation, click here.


We presented SEASR and Meandre with an introduction to Text Mining at a workshop sponsored by ICHASS (Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science) on July 28, 2008. “This workshop, Information-Rich Environments for Research and Teaching, aims to give humanities, arts, and social science faculty, researchers and students intensive hands-on experience for improving the quality of their work through access to advanced computing infrastructures and applications.”

Also during this workshop, we held a hands on lab where attendees used the Meandre Workbench to perform some text analysis.

Text Mining Presentation


SEASR Presentation


SEASR/Meandre Hands on Presentation