CLARIN Newsflash September 2015

Franciska de Jong Executive Director CLARIN ERIC

As of 1 September 2015, Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong has taken up her post of Executive Director of CLARIN . Both as a scholar and as an administrator, Franciska de Jong is eminently qualified to take on the main challenges of CLARIN in the coming years. She is taking over from Steven Krauwer, who has successfully managed CLARIN for many years. Read more


CLARIN-PLUS started on September 1st

CLARIN ERIC has received two years funding from the EC for a stronger central technical hub, an improved website and for bringing in new countries and user communities. The kick-off meeting on 9th September brought most key participants together. 

CLARIN-PLUS enables CLARIN to strengthen several components which are already in place, maximizing their impact with the improvements enabled by the project.

This project will help to adjust the balance between the national CLARIN consortia and centres and CLARIN ERIC, and will improve crucial aspects of CLARIN as a robust European infrastructure. 

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council has described the UK's decision to join CLARIN ERIC as an observer as "an important development".  

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PoliMedia assists researchers in analysing the media coverage of debates in the Dutch Parliament. 

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14th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
Extended deadline submissions 

The 14th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT14) will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 11–12 December 2015, at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The deadline for submissions has been extended. You can submit your proposals until 27 September 2015 (was: 20 September 2015).
Submissions are invited for papers, posters and demonstrations which present research on treebanks and their intersection with linguistics, natural language processing and other related fields. Full call for papers
Of particular interest to CLARIN will be the First Workshop on Corpus-based Research in the Humanities (CRH), co-located with the TLT14 Conference as a pre-conference workshop on December 10th. The call for papers for this workshop has also been extended to 27 September. 

Call for papers workshop

Textual Digital Humanities and Social Sciences: Data > Interpretation > Understanding
September 21-22 at the Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

The Textual Digital Humanities and Social Sciences workshop aims to highlight recent work on textual digital humanities and social sciences while providing a networking opportunity for colleagues in Scotland, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
Our Director of User Involvement at CLARIN, Martin Wynne, will be one of the invited speakers at the workshop.
This workshop will be held on the 21st and 22nd of September at the Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen.

Information about the workshop


DRONGO Language Festival
September 25-26, Jaarbeurshallen, Utrecht, The Netherlands

On September 26 (13:00 -17:00), CLARIN-NL will be present at the DRONGO Language Festival to give demonstrations of various CLARIN-NL data and applications.
DRONGO is the number one language festival in the Netherlands and Flanders. The festival focusses on multilingualism and is open to anyone with an interest in languages.

Information & location CLARIN-NL demonstration


Conference on translingual and transcultural digital humanities
October 19-20 at the Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia

In its ideas and ideologies, the conference is inspired by the work of the SIG of the Alliance of the Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH) which aims to promote the collaboration among digital humanities researchers world-wide and to support the inclusion of the researchers from all geographic regions, cultures, languages and types of economies, and by the plenary speech by Isabel Galina at the 2013 Digital Humanities ADHO conference in Nebraska; and of course by the necessity for the more thorough computational competence in our everyday work.

The conference is third in the series of yearly digital humanities conferences in Estonia and includes a special panel on ongoing projects and developments in Estonian digital humanities.

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The Estonian Language Technology Conference 2015
October 29-30, Science Centre AHHAA, Tartu, Estonia

The conference focuses on the results of the National R&D Programme for Estonian Language Technology. On 28th October user involvement workshops will take place. These workshops aim to introduce users to different practical aspects of using linguistic data and tools. The conference is organized by the Center of Estonian Language Resources and supported by European Regional Development Fund.

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Funded PhD position in Natural language processing (one or more)
Dept. of Swedish, University of Gothenburg

The Language Technology Group in the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg invites applications for one (or more) fully funded four-year PhD position(s) in Natural language processing.
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