Special Topics: Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers

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The special topic calls for papers on Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers and such papers will appear in Studies in Literature and Language as a special column.

Affiliated research area: Humanities, Language and Literature, MapReduce, HPC, Grid


Language and literature researchers use variety of data resources in order to conduct their day-to-day research. Such resources include dictionaries, thesauri, corpora, images, audio and video collections. These resources are typically distributed, and comprise non-interoperable repositories of data that are often license protected. In this context, researchers conduct their research through direct access to individual resources. This form of research is non-scalable, time consuming and often frustrating to the researchers. The JISC funded the project Enhancing Repositories for Language and Literature Researchers (ENROLLER, http://www.gla.ac.uk/enroller/) aiming to address by provision of an interactive, research infrastructure providing seamless access to major language and literature repositories. This infrastructure and the services have been developed to overcome the issues in access and use of digital resources in humanities. In particular, high performance computing facilities including the UK e-Science National Grid Service (NGS, http://www.ngs.ac.uk) have been exploited to support advanced, bulk search capabilities, implemented using Google’s MapReduce algorithm. We also can use the resource brokering Workload Management System (WMS) and the Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) solutions in this space. Finally we experience the arts and humanities community on the usage of this infrastructure.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers.


Related Conferences:

2010 IEEE Sixth International Conference on e-Science

Related Journals (Special issue):

CSCanada Studies in Literature and Language journal

Related Articles:

Towards a Virtual Research Environment for Language and Literature Researchers ISBN: 978-0-7695-4290-4


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