Literary freedom: project Gutenberg

  title={Literary freedom: project Gutenberg},
  author={Bryan K. Stroube},
  journal={ACM Crossroads},
Project Gutenberg (PG), started in 1971 by Michael Hart at the University of Illinois, has long been demonstrating its value to the world community. The project is named after Johann Gutenberg, the celebrated father of the movable type printing press [3]. Likewise, Project Gutenberg embodies the revolution of the digital press. The project converts conventional books with expired copyrights into digital format; every book published before 1923 is currently eligible for PG (at least in the US… 

An architecture for synchronous micro-volunteering in Africa using social media

  • L. ButgereitR. Botha
  • Computer Science
    2013 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops)
  • 2013
This paper examines the concept of synchronous micro-volunteering where potential volunteers can effectively donate as little as 10 minutes of their time and immediately assist other people and describes the architecture which supports synchronousMicro-Volunteering.

EdgeAvatar: An Edge Computing System for Building Virtual Beings

The objective of the EdgeAvatar system is to provide a streamlined and modular framework for virtual being applications that are to be deployed in public settings and to adapt to fit different approaches for AI powered conversations.

A Multi-Modal English-Italian Parallel Corpus for End-to-End Speech-to-Text Machine Translation

We discuss a set of methods for the creation of IESTAC: a English-Italian speech and text parallel corpus designed for the training of end-to-end speech-to-text machine translation models and

Seven characteristics of a successful virtual volunteering platform

  • L. Butgereit
  • Geology
    2011 IST-Africa Conference Proceedings
  • 2011
People volunteer their time and energy to projects for many different reasons. For some people, the reason may be that family members are involved in the project such as parents volunteering at their

The Concept of Semantic Value in Social Network Analysis: an Application to Comparative Mythology

This work develops an extension of classical social network analysis approaches to incorporate the concept of meaning in each actor, as a mean to quantify and infer further knowledge from the original source of the network.

Towards a Sustainable Volunteer Mobile, Online Tutoring Model for Mathematics

A sustainable model of sourcing volunteers for a mobile, online tutoring system for virtual volunteering is described, which is a work in progress.

Summarization assessment methodology for multiple corpora using queries and classification for functional evaluation

Two functional approaches to assessing the efficacy of summarization using a query set on both the original documents and their summaries, and using document classification on a 12-class set to compare among different summarization approaches, are introduced.

The Sensitivity of Word Embeddings-based Author Detection Models to Semantic-preserving Adversarial Perturbations

The focus of this paper is to explore the limitations and sensitiveness of established approaches to adversarial manipulations of inputs, and to develop an experimental framework for author detection and input perturbations.

Automated Essay Scoring with Discourse-Aware Neural Models

Experiments on three essay scoring tasks show benefits from all three strategies in different combinations, with simpler architectures being more effective when less training data is available.

Exploring Asymmetric Encoder-Decoder Structure for Context-based Sentence Representation Learning

An asymmetric encoder-decoder structure for unsupervised context-based sentence representation learning is explored with an RNN encoder and a CNN decoder, and it is shown that neither an autoregressive decoder nor a RNN decoder is required.


Developing library collections for a wired world

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