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The data in fields of string type are presented between simple quotations '. Because FactBank 1. The collection is being made available at no charge. LDC is pleased to distribute FactBank 1. FactBank joins a host of LDC resources which are available for free. These resources include tools and corpora developed at LDC as well as corpora made available through LDC's strong network of data providers.
Since LDC's founding, we have distributed over copies of corpora at no cost including:. For further information, visit our What's New! What's Free! XTrans is a next generation transcription tool that is designed to support transcription tasks in multiple languages on multiple platforms. XTrans provides a flexible and intuitive graphical user interface for a multitude of speech annotation tasks including virtual segmentation of audio into smaller units like turns and sentences; speaker identification; orthographic transcription in any language; and labeling of structural elements of the transcript like topics.
LDC and its partners have used XTrans to generate over hours of time-aligned verbatim transcripts in a variety of genres and languages. With an intuitive interface, user configurability and embedded QC functions, XTrans is optimized for high-quality, high-volume transcription tasks involving real world data. XTrans successfully addresses the challenges of real world data including transcribing multiple speakers in a single channel through Virtual Speaker Channel, which enables an unlimited number of distinct speakers to be associated with the same audio channel.
Furthermore, XTrans allows transcribers to open an effectively unlimited number of audio files for simultaneous transcription. Transcribers can switch focus between one, two or multiple speakers as needed. XTrans also provides strong multilingual support, with bidirectional text input for languages like Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Hebrew.
Realtime transcription rates have improved dramatically in LDC projects using XTrans, with rates for some tasks cut by as much as half. XTrans also brings key quality control functions directly into the interface, giving transcribers the power to improve the quality of their own work. Even with very large files or multiple recordings, XTrans provides users with fast display and playback capabilities. A range of audio formats is supported, including. Transcripts are output in a Tab Delimited Format TDF , which is easily converted to other common formats and is readily usable by downstream manual and automatic annotation tasks.
Biological terminology is a frequent cause of analysis errors when processing literature written in the biology domain, due largely to the high degree of variation in term forms, to the frequent mis-matches between labels of controlled vocabularies and ontologies on the one hand and the forms actually occurring in text on the other, and to the lack of detailed formal information on the linguistic behaviour of domain terms.
BioLexicon is a linguistic resource for the biology domain, tailored to cope with these problems. Moreover, extensive information is provided on how verbs and nominalised verbs in the domain behave at both syntactic and semantic levels, supporting thus applications aiming at discovery of relations and events involving biological entities in text. This comprehensive coverage of biological terms makes BioLexicon a unique linguistic resource within the domain. It is primarily intended to support text mining and information retrieval in the biomedical domain, however its standards-based structure and rich content make it a valuable resource for many other kinds of application.
With these resources, ELRA is willing to extend the current catalogue, by offering specialized resources and thus allow a better coverage of the language. Within this framework, we are working on a global directory of players, experts, projects and Language resources related to Arabic Human Language Technology. The collected information will be made available through a Knowledge Base. It contains over 2. Over 60 speakers per language pronounced numbers, sentences, isolated words using close talking microphone.
It consists of the recordings and annotations of read text material of approximately 10 hours of speech for baseline applications Text-to-Speech systems. Each speaker uttered around 40 read and spontaneous items. With this work, ELRA aims at rendering its catalogue more visible to the wider community and it contributes to sharing information on Language Resources through standardized metadata sets. From that website, ELRA resources can be searched, alongside resources from 40 other language archives.
The PhD thesis will focus on the multilingual portability of speech understanding systems. For example, the candidate will investigate techniques to fast adapt an understanding system from one language to another and creating low-cost resources with semi automatic methods, for instance by using automatic alignment techniques and lightly supervised translations. The main contribution will be to fill the gap between the techniques currently used in the statistical machine translation and spoken language understanding fields.
The applicants should be fluent in English. Competence in French is optional, though applicants will be encouraged to acquire this skill during training. All applicants should have very good programming skills. Lefevre at univ-avignon. Besacier at imag. MARCS Auditory Laboratories is a multi-disciplinary research centre involved in research in auditory perception and cognition, particularly in the fields of speech and language, music, sound and action, and hearing and auditory processes.
Position Enquiries : Professor Denis Burnham, 02 or email d. Closing Date: The closing date for this position has been extended until 30 June Schwartz, Frederic.
Berthommier gipsa-lab. The main objective of the ASH project is to define and experiment an original methodological framework for the integration of heterogeneous automatic speech recognition systems. Integrating heterogeneous systems, and hence heterogeneous sources of knowledge, is a key issue in ASR but also in many other applicative fields concerned with knowledge integration and multimodality. Clearly, the lack of a generic framework to integrate systems operating with different viewpoints, different types of knowledge and at different levels is a strong limitation that needs to be overcome: the definition of such a framework is the fundamental challenge of this work.
By defining a rigorous and generic framework to integrate systems, significant scientific progresses are expected in automatic speech recognition. Another objective of this project is to enable the efficient and reliable processing of large data streams by combining systems on the y. At last, we expect to develop an on-the-fly ASR system as a real-time demonstrator of this new approach. The applicants for this PhD position should be fluent in English or in French. This position is funded by the ANR.
PI addresses spoken language processing notably speech recognition for under-resourced languages or? From a scientific point of view, the interest and originality of this project consists in proposing viable innovative methods that go far beyond the simple retraining or adaptation of acoustic and linguistic models. From an operational point of view, this project aims at providing a free open source ASR development kit for?
We plan to distribute and evaluate such a development kit by deploying ASR systems for new under-resourced languages with very poor resources from Asia Khmer, Lao and Africa Bantu languages. This includes : supervising the resource collection in relation with the language partners , propose innovative methods to quickly develop ASR systems for these languages, evaluation. Applicants should hold a PhD related to spoken language processing. Competence in French is optional, though applicants will be encouraged to acquire this skill during the postdoc. For further information, please contact Laurent Besacier Laurent.
The goal of this research project is to investigate the essential role of corrective feedback in L2 learning of syntax in oral proficiency. It will proceed from a granular level investigating the short-term effects of different types of feedback moves on different types of learners, to a global level by studying whether the granular, short-term effects also generalize to actual learning in the long term.
Corrective feedback will be provided through a CALL system that makes use of automatic speech recognition. As a PhD student you will study which feedback moves lead to immediate uptake and acquisition in learners with a high level of education PhD1 or learners with a low level of education PhD2. You are expected to start in November You will be part of an international and interdisciplinary team and will work in a motivating research environment. Matlab, Perl ; - an interest in second language acquisition; - a working knowledge of Dutch and a good command of the English language.
Organization The Faculty of Arts consists of eleven departments in the fields of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which together cater for about 2, students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. The project will be carried out at the Centre for Language Studies as part of the Linguistic Information Processing and Communicative Competences research programmes. Additional conditions of employment The total duration of the contract is 3.
The PhD students will receive an initial contract for 18 months with possible extension by 2 years. The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in September Additional Information Prof. Roeland van Hout r. Catia Cucchiarini c. Helmer Strik h. Application You can apply for the job mention the vacancy number David Mellinger. This is a full-time 1. Individuals with a Ph. For questions, please email Jessica. Waddell oregonstate. Mellinger oregonstate. For full consideration, apply by September 21, It is becoming increasingly important to be able to efficiently and automatically search, index and access information from these audio information sources.
All can affect the diarisation performance dramatically. The aim of this research is to develop a framework and methods for better exploiting the sources of prior information that are generally available in many applications with the view to making portable, robust speaker diarisation systems a reality. Examples of relevant prior information include identities of participating speakers, models describing the characteristics of speakers in general or of a specific known speaker, models of the effects that recording conditions and domains have on acoustic features and knowledge of the recording domain.
International students are encouraged to apply. The opportunity also exists for cotutelle PhD with the French partner university. Information on Brisbane and Queensland University of Technology can be found at www. The salary is tax-exempt. Interested students are encouraged to contact both the project leader Prof.
Applicants are asked to provide: - cover letter describing your interest in the project - curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, disciplines covered list of courses , publications, and other relevant experience. Deadlines for applications: 10 September We invite applications from motivated young scientists with a background in computer science, linguistics, psychology, robotics, mathematics, cognitive science or similar areas, that are willing to contribute to the cross-disciplinary research agenda of our research group.
Research and development are directed towards understanding the processes and functional constituents of cognitive interaction, and establishing cognitive interfaces and robots that facilitate the use of complex technical systems. Bielefeld University provides a unique environment for research in cognitive and intelligent systems by bringing together researchers from all over the world in a variety of relevant disciplines under the roof of central institutions such as the Excellence Center of Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC or the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics CoR-Lab.
All applications should include: a short cover letter indicating the motivation and research interests of the candidate, a CV including a list of publications, and relevant certificates of academic qualification. Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply and in the case of comparable competences and qualification, will be given preference. Bielefeld University explicitly encourages disabled people to apply. Bielefeld University offers a family friendly environment and special arrangements for child care and double carrier opportunities.
Please send your application with reference to one of the three offered research areas no later than Email: shoeke techfak. Naphade, J. Smith, J. Tesic, S. Chang, W. Kennedy, A. Hauptmann and J. Quenot imag. Matthey u-grenoble3. Boch u-grenoble3. Bailly gipsa-lab. The contract should start on 1 November or 1 December , and is limited to the project duration of one year. Main Tasks. Develop and extend speech synthesis technologies in the speech synthesis system MARY TTS, in view of the realisation of prosody and voice quality modifications in unit selection;.
Develop and apply algorithms to annotate prosody and voice quality in expressive speech synthesis corpora;. The ideal candidate holds a PhD, or is close to finishing a PhD, in a relevant topic area such as speech signal processing or computer science. Knowledge in the area of planning, carrying out and evaluating perception tests would be a plus. Highly valued personal qualities include creativity, open-mindedness, team spirit, and a willingness to address novel challenges.
Fluency in English as a working language is required. Contact for Questions. Closing date : 20 October Please send your electronic application with all usual documents to: lt-jobs dfki. Positions include research staff, sabbaticals and post-docs. The COE, located by Johns Hopkins's main campus in Baltimore, Maryland, conducts long-term research on fundamental challenges that are critical for real-world problems. Applicants must have a Ph. Note: Although researchers are expected to publish in open peer-reviewed venues, the position requires a security clearance.
Security clearances require U. Call for Papers. Mohonk Mountain House.
New Paltz, New York. October , The objective of this workshop is to. Technical sessions will be scheduled throughout the day. Afternoons will be. Papers describing original research and new concepts are solicited for. Submission of four-page paper: April 15, Notification of acceptance: June 26, Workshop Committee.
General Co-Chair:. Jacob Benesty. Tomas Gaensler. Technical Program Chair:. Yiteng Arden Huang. WeVoice Inc. Jingdong Chen. Bell Labs.
Finance Chair:. Michael Brandstein. Information Systems. Technology Group. MIT Lincoln Lab. Publications Chair:. Eric J. Multimedia Technologies. Avaya Labs Research. Publicity Chair:. Local Arrangements Chair:. Heinz Teutsch. Far East Liaison:. Shoji Makino. NTT Communication Science. Laboratories, Japan.
Although speech is generally acknowledged as the quintessential carrier of semantic information, spoken audio remains underexploited by multimedia retrieval systems. In particular, the potential of speech technology to improve information access has not yet been successfully extended beyond multimedia content containing scripted speech, such as broadcast news.
The SSCS workshop is dedicated to fostering search research based on speech technology as it expands into spoken content domains involving non-scripted, less-highly conventionalized, conversational speech characterized by wide variability of speaking styles and recording conditions. Such domains include podcasts, video diaries, lifelogs, meetings, call center recordings, social video networks, Web TV, conversational broadcast, lectures, discussions, debates, interviews and cultural heritage archives.
This year we are setting a particular focus on the user and the use of speech techniques and technology in real-life multimedia access systems and have chosen the theme "Speech technology in the multimedia access framework. Biomedicine , Washington DC. As the amount of literature and other information in the biomedical. Traditionally, information needs have. Recently, there have been. Although great strides have been made in producing.
Therefore, the task at hand is to develop natural language. This workshop will explore a broad range of. Some specific topics include:. August 10, Due date for full workshop papers submission. September 10, Notification of paper acceptance to authors. September 17, Camera-ready of accepted papers. November , Workshops. Workshop co-chairs:. Workshop PC members:. Eugene Agichtein, Emory University.
Alan Aronson, NLM. James Cimino, NIH. Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado. Chris Chute, Mayo Clinic. Bob Futrelle, Northeastern University. Henk Harkema, University of Pittsburgh. Susan McRoy, University of Wisconsin. Serguei Pakhomov, University of Minnesota. Tim Patrick, University of Wisconsin.
Thomas Rindflesch, NLM. Pete White, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. John Wilbur, NLM. The joint conference will focus on major trends and challenges in this area, and work to identify a roadmap for future research and commercial success.
ICMI-MLMI will feature a single-track main conference with keynote speakers, panel discussions, technical paper presentations, poster sessions, and demonstrations of state of the art multimodal systems and concepts. It will be followed by workshops. Organized in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, ICMI-MLMI 09 provides an excellent setting for brainstorming and sharing the latest advances in multimodal interaction, systems and methods in an inspired setting of a city, known as one of the top historical, technological and scientific centers of the US.
The following is a list of co-located workshops. Date: 5. Language Technologies LT provide an essential support to the challenge of Multilingualism. To this regard, the situation is very different across the different languages. Little or sparse data exist for languages in countries or regions where limited efforts have been devoted to such issues in the past, also known as Less-Resourced Languages LRL. The workshop aims at reporting the needs, at presenting achievements and at proposing solutions for the future, both in terms of LR and of LT evaluation, especially in the European, Euro-Mediterranean and regional frameworks.
This will allow to identity the factors that have an impact on a potential and shared roadmap towards supplying LR and LT for all languages. Paper submission deadline: August Program: The workshop will comprise presentations including keynote talks and a panel session, including a EC representative tentative.
In addition, selected speakers will be invited to present their papers to a larger audience at the main LTC conference. E-mail: ltc amu. Call for papers and participation. Human Language Technologies HLT continue to be a challenge for computer science, linguistics and related fields as these areas become an ever more essential element of our everyday technological environment.
These efforts as well as technological, social and cultural globalization have created a favorable climate for the intensive exchange of novel ideas, concepts and solutions across initially distant disciplines. The conference topics include the following the ordering is not significant :. This list is by no means closed and we are open to further proposals. Please do not hesitate to contact us in order to feed us with you suggestions and ideas of how to satisfy your expectation concerning the program. The Program Committee is also open to suggestions concerning accompanying events workshops, exhibits, panels, etc.
Suggestions, ideas and observations may be addressed directly to the LTC Chair by email vetulani amu. The conference accepts papers in English. Papers 5 formatted pages are due by July 31, midnight, any time zone and should not identify the author s in any manner. In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting requirements as much as possible at this stage.
Please, however, do observe the following:. Courier is recommended for program listings. Character size for the main text should be 10 points, with 11 points leading line spacing. Text should be presented in 2 columns, 8,42 cm each with 0,95 cm between columns gutter. The paper size is 5 pages formatted according to 1 and 2 above. Detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be. All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC web submission system. Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be provided later on www.
Non-student participants:. Student participants:. Student registrations must be accompanied by a proof of full-time student status valid on the payment date. Registrants are requested to scan and e-mail their proof of student status to ltc amu. The e-mail subject field must have the following format:. The conference fee covers:. The payment methods will be detailed shortly. How does said relationship affect the attitudes, behaviors and thoughts of audiences?
What new emotions are generated by the new forms of interactive entertainment? How does interactivity affect the emotional experience of entertainment? What is the importance of morality or aesthetic appreciation in the experience of emotions during the consumption of media entertainment? What emotions do we consume through new interactive products? How do the intensity and valence of emotions change our aesthetic perception of entertainment products?
How are we influenced both by the emotions experienced during the processes of media entertainment, and by the perception of entertainment we obtain from experiencing these emotions? Where are we taken by the emotions that entertain us? Are there other ways of entertaining ourselves that make us freer? In what products, and with what characteristics, are emotions stimulated or presented nowadays? What are the cultural, economic, ideological, sociological, or artistic consequences of experiencing media emotions nowadays?
Does entertaining ourselves essentially mean generating emotions? The event, which follows a very special format, far removed from the traditional meetings held in the area, seeks to create the right atmosphere for prominent international researchers, media professionals, creators of content and students to think together about the phenomenon of emotions in the audiovisual consumption of entertainment. The organizers are hoping that such a meeting, in the magnificent setting of the CCBPP, surrounded by beautiful mountains and delightful scenery, will encourage relaxed exchange between researchers and professionals from different traditions and of differing levels of experience, and for this to produce new visions and problems to be investigated, and the inspiration to create content.
They also hope to create a permanent meeting point for media entertainment researchers that sets a first class international standard. The organizers also hope to help generate aesthetic, philosophical, sociological and political discourse on the good for cultural progress signified by the different forms of emotional experience obtained during media entertainment processes. Finally, the organizers aim to investigate new forms of interactive entertainment and the emotional experiences they generate, and we therefore invite any developments to be exhibited or presented.
The application period for the presentation of communications, reports, presentations, exhibitions, audiovisual performances and poster session ends on September 7. The candidatures will be evaluated by a scientific committee, after which a list of those accepted will be published. A limited number of people can attend the workshop, so we advise you to send in your application as early as possible. The CCBPP is a centre of renowned international prestige and is used to hold high level scientific meetings and, as well as hosting this meeting, seeks to stimulate the production of significant advances both in the study of science as in the professional creation of content, associated to the experience of emotions in media entertainment.
Vous pouvez vous inscrire au tarif normal jusqu'au 18 octobre. Small devices with high computing power have become ubiquitous, via cellphone-like devices, car communication systems, etc. This new reality makes it feasible to utilize speech as the preferred input mode. Searching for information from a spoken query brings its own challenges that go beyond the inherent difficulties of speech recognition or information retrieval. The first SQ workshop aims at bringing together researchers working in the area that overlaps speech processing and information retrieval.
This workshop is intended to be an open forum that will allow different research communities to become better acquainted with each other and to share ideas. This one-day workshop will include a limited number of oral presentations, chosen for breadth and stimulation, and an informal atmosphere to promote discussion. We hope this workshop will expose participants to a broad perspective of techniques, tools, best practices, and innovation, which will provide the impetus for new research and compelling variants on current approaches.
Papers describing relevant research and new concepts are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Important Dates. Notification of paper acceptance: 15 January Technical Committee. To email the organizers, please send email to organizers spokenquery. CMU Sphinx is one of the most popular open source speech recognition systems.
It is currently used by researchers and developers in many locations world-wide, including universities, research institutions and in industry. CMU Sphinx's liberal license terms has made it a significant member of the open source community and has provided a low-cost way for companies to build businesses around speech recognition. The first SPUD workshop aims at bringing together CMU Sphinx users, to report on applications, developments and experiments conducted using the system. This workshop is intended to be an open forum that will allow different user communities to become better acquainted with each other and to share ideas.
It is also an opportunity for the community to help define the future evolution of CMU Sphinx. We are planning a one-day workshop with a limited number of oral presentations, chosen for breadth and stimulation, held in an informal atmosphere that promotes discussion. We hope this workshop will expose participants to different perspectives and that this in turn will help foster new directions in research, suggest interesting variations on current approaches and lead to new applications.
Papers describing relevant research and new concepts are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics. Papers must describe work performed with CMU Sphinx:. Nickolay Schmyrev, Nexiwave, Russian Federation. Kuz'nicza 22, Wroc? Recent empirical investigations of such positional effects and their variability pose, however, a great number of questions challenging e.
It has been claimed that acoustic variability is a necessary prerequisite for the perceptual system to parse segmental strings into words, phrases or larger prosodic units. This workshop will provide a forum for discussing controversies and recent developments regarding positional phenomena.
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We invite abstracts bearing on positional effects from various perspectives. How are these interpreted in phonetics and in phonology? Abstracts are invited for a min. Abstracts should be sent in two copies: one with a name and one without as attached files the name s should also be clearly mentioned in the e-mail to: zygis zas. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Abstracts may not exceed two pages of text with at least a one-inch margin on all four sides measured on A4 paper and must employ a font not smaller than 12 point.
Each page may include a maximum of 50 lines of text. An additional page with references may be included. Deadline for submissions: November 1, Contact person: Marzena Zygis. Adequate modeling of prosody has been shown to improve human-computer interface, to aid clinical diagnosis, and to improve the quality of second language instruction, among many other applications. Speech Prosody , the fifth international conference on speech prosody, invites papers addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody.
Speech Prosody is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Speech Prosody seeks, in particular, to discuss the universality of prosody. To what extent can the observed scientific and technological benefits of prosodic modeling be ported to new languages, and to new styles of spoken language? All Speech Prosody papers will be handled and reviewed electronically. The Windy City has been the center of American innovation since the mid nineteenth century, when a railway link connected Chicago to the west coast, civil engineers reversed the direction of the Chicago river, Chicago financiers invented commodity corn maize , and the Great Chicago Fire destroyed almost every building in the city.
The Magnificent Mile hosts scores of galleries and museums, and hundreds of world-class restaurants and boutiques. Contents 1. Editorial 2. ISCA News Nick Clement's obituary Message to students 3. This line of thought affirmed the ethical teachings of Jesus but rejected the idea that he represented anything more than a highly accomplished human being. Ellul attacked this school, and practitioners of it such as Harvey Cox , as out of accord not with Christian doctrinal traditions, but reality itself, namely what he perceived as the irreducible religiosity of the human race, a devotion that has worshiped idols such as rulers, nations, and, in more recent times, technology and economics.
To Ellul, people use such fallen images, or powers, as a substitute for God, and are, in turn, used by them, with no possible appeal to innocence or neutrality, which, although possible theoretically, does not in fact exist. Ellul thus renovates in a non-legalistic manner the traditional Christian understanding of original sin and espouses a thoroughgoing pessimism about human capabilities, a view most sharply evidenced in his Meaning of the City see bibliography below. Ellul espouses views on salvation , the sovereignty of God, and ethical action that appear to take a deliberately contrarian stance toward established, "mainstream" opinion.
For instance, in the book What I Believe, he declared himself to be a Christian Universalist , writing "that all people from the beginning of time are saved by God in Jesus Christ , that they have all been recipients of His grace no matter what they have done. Any attempts to modify that freedom from merely human standards of righteousness and justice amount to sin , to putting oneself in God's place, which is precisely what Adam and Eve sought to do in the creation stories in Genesis.
This highly unusual juxtaposition of original sin and universal salvation has repelled liberal and conservative critics and commentators alike, who charge that such views amount to antinomianism , denying that God's laws are binding upon human beings. In most of his theologically-oriented writings, Ellul effectively dismisses those charges as stemming from a radical confusion between religions as human phenomena and the unique claims of the Christian faith, which are not predicated upon human achievement or moral integrity whatsoever.
Ellul identified himself as a "Christian Anarchist. To him, human government is irrelevant in that the law contained in Scripture is sufficient and exclusive. That is, being a Christian means pledging absolute allegiance to Christ, which makes other laws redundant at best or counter to the Law of God. Despite the initial attraction of some evangelicals to his thinking because of his high view of Biblical texts i.
Later, he would attract a following among adherents of more ethically-compatible traditions such as the Anabaptists and the house church movement. Similar political ideas to Ellul's appear in the writings of a corresponding friend of his, the American William Stringfellow. Ellul saw the power of the media as another example of technology exerting control over human destiny. As a mechanism of change, the media are almost invariably manipulated by special interests , whether of the market or the state.
Using the term " propaganda " to address both political and commercial communication, Ellul wrote:. In all of this, Ellul continued to place his understanding of technology and its proper role in this present society in a context that recognizes a faith in the eternal. This allowed Ellul to propose a more explicit alternative to the technology of the technician than those provided by some of his contemporaries, such as Martin Heidegger. To throw this wager or secular faith into the boldest possible relief, Ellul places it in dialectical contrast with Biblical faith.
As a dialectical contrast to "La Technique," for instance, Ellul writes Sans feu ni lieu published in , although written much earlier. Whereas technology is the attempt of human beings to create their home in this world, the Bible denies that people, the children of a Creator God, can ever be truly at home here. Ellul adhered to the maxim "Think globally, act locally" throughout his life.
He often said that he was born in Bordeaux by chance, but that it was by choice that he spent almost all his academic career there. After a long illness, he died in his house in Pessac , just a mile or two from the University of Bordeaux campus, surrounded by those closest to him. Not long before his death, the treatment for this illness illustrated to him once again one of his favourite themes - the ambivalence of technological progress.
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