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COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM April 2006/Vol. 49, No. 4 33 urrent initiatives by

Summary: COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM April 2006/Vol. 49, No. 4 33
urrent initiatives by
Google, Yahoo, and a con-
sortium of European
research institutions to digitize
the holdings of major research
libraries worldwide promise
to make the world's knowl-
edge accessible as never before.
Yet in order to completely realize this promise,
computer scientists must still develop systems that
deal effectively with meaning, not just with data
and information. This grand research and develop-
ment challenge motivates our call here to improve
collaboration between computer scientists and
scholars in the humanities.
Research in the humanities (such as historical lex-
icography and textual criticism) focuses on the inter-
pretation and elucidation of what is meant by a


Source: Argamon, Shlomo - Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences