***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Clairlib, The Clair Library version 0.953 is now available http://tangra.si.umich.edu/clair/clairlib INTRODUCTION The University of Michigan's CLAIR (Computational Linguistics And Information Retrieval) group is happy to present the second release of clairlib, the Clair library. The Clair library is intended to simplify a number of generic tasks in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR), with additional applications to Bioinformatics and Political Science. Its architecture also allows for external software to be plugged in with very little effort. Clairlib features a tiered architecture with a core shared by all applications and subject-specific libraries (currently in political science and bioinformatics). FUNCTIONALITY Native: Tokenization, Summarization, LexRank, Biased LexRank, Document Clustering, Document Indexing, PageRank, Web Graph Analysis, Bioinformatics Text Analysis, Political Science Text Analysis Imported: Stemming, Sentence segmentation, Web page download, Web crawling DOWNLOAD Write to [log in to unmask] to get a beta copy. FUNDING This work has been supported in part by grants R01 LM008106 "Representing and Acquiring Knowledge of Genome Regulation" and U54 DA021519 "National center for integrative bioinformatics", both from the National Institutes of Health as well as grants IDM 0329043 "Probabilistic and link-based Methods for Exploiting Very Large Textual Repositories" and DHB 0527513 "The Dynamics of Political Representation and Political Rhetoric," both from the National Science Foundation. ABOUT The Clair Library is developed by the Clair group at the University of Michigan. Project design: Dragomir Radev Main implementers: Anthony Fader, Mark Hodges, and Dragomir Radev Additional code by: Timothy Allison, Michael Dagitses, Aaron Elkiss, Gunes Erkan, Scott Gifford, Mark Joseph, Samuela Pollack, and Adam Winkel _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.