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Digital Brown Bag Lunch

Join the Center for Digital Humanities for the final Digital Brown Bag lunch of the school year. Dhaval Salvi from the Computer Science and Engineering Department will be speaking about the Paragon software project in a lecture titled "Computer Imaging Research and Textual Editing: A Demonstration of the Paragon Project."

The event will be Wednesday, April 17th at 12:30pm in the Thomas Cooper Library Mezzanine Conference Room.

The event will also be streamed live via Ustream - to access the streaming presentation, click http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cdh---digital-brown-bag.

The following description comes from the event coordinator:

"Salvi will discuss the Paragon software project, a collaboration between Computer Science and Engineering and the Center for Digital Humanities. In old Italian, paragone means a 'comparative analysis between alternatives resulting in a choice,' and this is just what the Paragon software does. It collates (or compares) different versions of editions of books and detects minute differences between them, even down to the level of individual characters or small marks. Until now, collation has had to be done manually, a slow and tedious process. Paragon's functionality therefore represents an incredible leap forward in text editing methods. In this talk, Salvi will explain generally how the software works and will also discuss the challenges facing software research and engineering work like this. During the talk, he will also give a short live demo of the current capabilities of the software.

Coffee will be provided, along with a stray cookie or two."