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The mill was an object of the last importance. It was built of stone and pierced with loopholes, to serve as a blockhouse in case of attack. The great mill at Montreal was one of the chief defences of the place. It was at once the duty and the right of the seignior to supply his tenants, or rather vassals, with this essential requisite, and they on their part were required to grind their grain at his mill, leaving the fourteenth part in payment. But for many years there was not a seigniory in Canada, where this fraction would pay the wages of a miller and, except the ecclesiastical corporations, there were few seigniors who could pay the cost of building. The first settlers were usually forced to grind for themselves after the tedious fashion of the Indians.VSR at Dagstuhl Seminar on Autonomous Agents on the Web
Our VSR team member Mahda Noura participated in the Dagstuhl seminar on Autonomous Agents on the Web and presented our current research findings and a demo of WoTDL2API which showed how to webify Internet of Things devices.read more
We are very happy and proud to announce, that our research on "Querying the Semantic Web for Concept Identifiers to Annotate Research Datasets" got an Outstanding Paper award at the 14th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing SEMAPRO 2020 . Congratulations to our VSR members André Langer, Christoph Göpfert and Martin Gaedke!
Impatience to rid himself of his colleague and to command alone no doubt had its influence on the judgment of La Salle. He presently declared that he would land the soldiers, and send them along shore till they came to the principal outlet of the river. On this, the engineer Minet took up the word,—expressed his doubts as to whether the Mississippi discharged itself into the lagoons at all; represented that even if it did, the soldiers would be exposed to great risks; and gave as his opinion that all should reimbark and continue the search in company. The advice was good, but La Salle resented it as coming from one in whom he recognized no right to give it. "He treated me," complains the engineer, "as if I were the meanest of mankind."The Mohawks took no part in the Erie war, and hence their hands were free to fight the French and the tribes allied with them. Reckless of their promises, they began a series of butcheries, fell upon the French at Isle aux Oies, killed a lay brother of the Jesuits at Sillery, and attacked Montreal. Here, being roughly handled, they came for a time to their senses, and offered terms, promising to spare the French, but declaring that they would still wage war against the Hurons and Algonquins. These were allies whom the French were pledged to protect; but so helpless was the colony, that the insolent and humiliating proffer was accepted, and another peace ensued, as hollow as the last. The indefatigable Le Moyne was sent to the Mohawk towns to confirm it, “so far,” says the chronicle, “as it is possible to confirm a peace made by infidels backed by heretics.” ** The Mohawks received him with great rejoicing; yet hisfind out more
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Candidate for the Best paper at IoT2020
FOOTNOTES: Papiers d'Argentan, containing his despatches.We are very happy and proud to announce, that our research paper titled "Natural Language Goal Understanding for Smart Homes Environments" was selected as the candidate for Best Paper at the 10th International Conference on the Internet of Things organized in Malmö, Sweden. The contribution is a collaborative work of Mahda Noura, Sebastian Heil and Martin Gaedke.
13. We now come to the great map of Franquelin, the most remarkable of all the early maps of the interior of North America, though hitherto completely ignored by both American and Canadian writers. It is entitled Carte de la Louisiane ou des Voyages du Sr. de la Salle et des pays qu'il a découverts depuis la Nouvelle France jusqu'au Golfe Mexique les années 1679, 80, 81, et 82, par Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin, l'an 1684. Paris. Franquelin was a young engineer, who held the post of hydrographer to the King, at Quebec, in which Joliet succeeded him. Several of his maps are preserved, including one made in 1681, in which he lays down the course of the Mississippi,—the lower part from conjecture,—making it discharge itself into Mobile Bay. It appears from a letter of the governor, La Barre, that Franquelin was at Quebec in 1683, engaged on a map which was probably that of which the title is given above, though had La Barre known that it was to be called a map of the journeys of [Pg 483] his victim La Salle, he would have been more sparing of his praises. "He" (Franquelin), writes the governor, "is as skilful as any in France, but extremely poor and in need of a little aid from his Majesty as an Engineer; he is at work on a very correct map of the country, which I shall send you next year in his name; meanwhile, I shall support him with some little assistance."—Colonial Documents of New York, IX. 205.Here was a dilemma. Was not this, like the Mohawk invitation to the Hurons, an invitation to butchery? On the other hand, to refuse would probably kindle the war afresh. The Jesuits had long nursed a project bold to temerity. Their great Huron mission was ruined; but might not another be built up among the authors of this ruin, and the Iroquois themselves, tamed by the power of the Faith, be annexed to the kingdoms of Heaven and of France? Thus would peace be restored to Canada, a barrier of fire opposed to the Dutch and English heretics, and the power of the Jesuits vastly increased. Yet the time was hardly ripe for such an attempt. Before thrusting a head into the tiger’s jaws, it would be well to try the effect of thrusting in a hand. They resolved to compromise with the danger, and before risking a colony at Onondaga to send thither an envoy who could soothe the Indians, confirm them in pacific designs, and pave the way for more decisive steps. The choice fell on Father Simon Le Moyne.Congratulations to the authors!
INF project at CRC #HybridSocieties
This hospitable village belonged to the Pottawattamies, and was under the sway of the chief who had befriended La Salle the year before, and who was wont to say that he knew but three great captains in the world,—Frontenac, La Salle, and himself.Fran?ois Hertel.Our VSR team members Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke and André Langer participated in a project meeting of the DFG Collaborative Research Center Hybrid Societies and presented our current work progress and further strategy within the INF project about Interdisciplinary Research Dataset Publishing and Collaboration.
The reply to the memorial denies to the bishop the power of excommunication in civil matters, assigns to him the second place in meetings and ceremonies of a civil character, and is very reticent as to the rest. *Douay and the two Caveliers stood in extreme terror, thinking that their turn was to come next. Joutel, no less alarmed, snatched his gun to defend himself; but Hiens called to him to fear nothing, declaring that what he had done was only to avenge the death of La Salle,—to which, nevertheless, he had been privy, though not an active sharer in the crime. Liotot lived long enough to make his confession, after which Ruter killed him by exploding a pistol loaded with a blank charge of powder against his head. Duhaut's myrmidon, L'Archevêque, was absent, hunting, and Hiens was for killing him on his return; but the two priests and Joutel succeeded in dissuading him.Additionally, the Executive Board of the CRC Hybrid Societies approved André's status as an Associated Doctoral Candidate within this project.
DYNAMIK Research Paper presented at #MuC2020
1666. Journal des Jésuites.In September 2020, our VSR staff member Verena Traubinger participated in the the Mensch & Computer 2020 Conference in Magdeburg, Germany.
Our ESF Young Researcher Group DYNAMIK presented a research paper about "Dynamic indoor navigation and orientation system for people with impairments". Additionally, we contributed to the workshop "Digitale Lösungen für eine inklusivere Mobilität in Gebäuden?".
VSR at Digital Rail Summer School #DRSS2020
In September 2020, our VSR team member Valentin Siegert participated in the Digital Rail Summer School (DRSS) 2020 in Jöhstadt, Germany, in the context of our project activities together with the Deutschen Bahn, HPI Potsdam, TU Berlin, TU Dresden, TU Braunschweig and the IFB.
Congratulations to our VSR member Sebastian Heil for his successful PhD defense
Our VSR team member Sebastian Heil successfully defended his PhD thesis "Web Migration Revisited Adressing Effort and Risk Concerns" on 24 September 2020.
We congratulate Sebastian to his achievement and are happy to further work with him in our VSR research group at Chemnitz University of Technolgy in the future.
VSR at #LSWT2020
In June 2020, our VSR staff member André Langer attended the 8. Leipziger Semantic Web Tag organized by AKSW/InfAI and sponsored by the eccenca GmbH. #LSWT2020
We got valuable insights into current activities of other partners in the context of Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data Management and Entity Recognition. This information exchange will enhance ongoing research projects of our VSR professorship in the knowledge domain of research information management infrastructures and interdisciplinary research data publishing.
Best Video Award at #ICWE2020
This year, our VSR team participated in the 20th International Conference on Web Engineering with three accepted research publications. #ICWE2020
Mahda Noura, Sebastian Heil and Martin Gaedke presented the contribution VISH: Does Your Smart Home Dialogue System Also Need Training Data?
In a joint activity with the Novosibirsk State Technical University and C&A Europe, Maxim Bakaev, Maximilian Speicher, Sebastian Heil and Martin Gaedke presented the paper I Don’t Have That Much Data! Reusing User Behavior Models for Websites from Different Domains
Finally, our colleagues André Langer, Dang Vu Nguyen Hai and Martin Gaedke presented SolidRDP: Applying Solid Data Containers for Research Data Publishing. They also won the Most Popular Video Award among all ICWE conference submissions this year.
Congratulations to all authors for their excellent work.
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