first of all, let me thank you for your registration. It seems that a good number of participants would be interested in text mining and text encoding practice. (especially those of you who work in English Departments). So I was thinking that we may start thinking about sessions and eventually a workshop on text Mining or Text Encoding. The workshops will take place Thursday morning, and are supposed to be short (45min max). Would some of you be interested in leading sessions or a workshop of those issues? I know that John Laudun knows a lot about text Encoding. I look forward to meeting you all.