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CLARIN Newsflash April 2016

Selected Papers from the CLARIN 2015 Annual Conference 

The proceedings from last year’s Annual Conference have been published at Linköping University Electronic Press.

View the Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2015


What's happening in....CLARIN-UK

The workshop 'Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives' was held in at the Oxford e-Research Centre on the 18th and 19th April, and brought together researchers from a number of disciplines working with oral history collections, curators of oral history materials, along with language technologists and linguists.
Presentations included examples of language technology in action enhancing and searching collections, and the workshop discussions explored new opportunities, as well as curent gaps and obstacles to progress. As a result of the workshop there will be a number of ongoing activities,... read the complete blog post


See the video of last year's European Summer University to get a taste of what to expect.


Showcase: OpenSoNaR

OpenSoNaR is an online system that allows for analyzing and searching the large scale Dutch reference corpus SoNaR. Due to the size of the corpus (500 million words), accessing the information contained in the dataset has proven to be difficult for less technically inclined researchers. OpenSoNaR facilitates the use of the SoNaR corpus by providing a user-friendly online interface.

Read more about this showcase


Forum CA3 2016: Accessing, Analyzing and Archiving Digital Language Resources 
7 - 8 June 2016, Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky in Hamburg, Germany

CLARIN-D, the German CLARIN consortium, cordially invites you to the Forum CA3 on the occasion of conclusion of the construction phase of the project, and the start of the operational phase.

During the Forum, CLARIN-D will present its tools for accessing, analyzing and archiving language resources for research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. Keynote presentations, talks, and a hands-on-session will help participants to understand the need for digital language resources in fields such as teacher training, historical research and other European multilingual contexts.

You can find further information on the program on the CLARIN-D website

Please note that the language of the event will be German!

Participants also have the opportunity to present their own work on Digital Humanities in the hands-on session on June 7 or on June 8. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to forum-ca3-2016 [at] (forum-ca3-2016[at]sfs[dot]uni-tuebingen[dot]de) 

As the number of participants is limited, please register by April 30, 2016.


META-FORUM 2016 Call for Contributions – Deadline: 20 May 2016
04 - 05 July 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal

META-FORUM 2016 is an international conference on powerful and innovative language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the European multilingual Digital Single Market.

META-FORUM 2016 is the very first event in the conference series with an open call for contributions – ranging from visionary ideas via concrete applications and industry requirements to recent research results. The target audience of the call are the European Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Speech, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Image and Multimedia Processing, Data and Knowledge communities and other relevant stakeholders. The event will consist of thematic sessions concentrating on high-level strategic topics, research results and technology areas that circle around the overarching goal of fully unleashing the power of language technologies for the benefit of our continent.

Read the full Call for Contributions


The European Summer University in Digital Humanities
18 - 30 July- 2016, University Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany

The European Summer University in Digital Humanities brings together students in the digital humanities and researchers discussing various topics. In particular, the Summer University will offer Humanities students the possibility to gain practical knowledge of the application of computational methods to the digitalisation, description, analysis and production of humanities contents and artefacts (languages, texts, images, etc.), to discuss related theoretical questions and to forge new perspectives on the study and preservation of languages, cultures and cultural memory and the translation between cultures.

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session, and a panel discussion.

Applications for a place at the 7th European Summer University in Digital Humanities are now being accepted.

Visit the website of the European Summer University


Lisbon summer school; Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use
25 - 29 July 29 2016, University of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal

This five-day workshop is for those interested in the sharing and reuse of research data, and while aimed at the social scientist and affiliated disciplines, it is suitable for anyone working with data collections for research and/or teaching.

Whether you have a collection of valuable data which you would love to share, or whether you work in a data library or archive, this course will help you learn the basics.
Participants will learn about best practices and tools for curating data, selecting and preparing data for sharing and optimizing and promoting data for reuse. The course uses real life quantitative and qualitative datasets from ICPSR and the UK Data Archive, some cross-disciplinary, throughout the five days.

Through presentations, hands-on exercises and group work, participants will learn about and gain proficiency to demonstrate different issues across the data preparation pipeline.
For more information and registration, please visit the ICPSR website.


Job opening for Computational Linguists 
University of Tuebingen, Germany

The Division of General and Computational Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is searching for a computational linguist (either holding a PhD or an MA/MSc degree) whose research experience complements existing strengths in the department.

Duties for this post include teaching (one 4-hour course per semester) and related student advising and departmental duties, as well as independent research and participation in externally-funded, on-going research projects.
The starting date for the position is October 1, 2016. The initial period of appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for another three-year term.
Applications received by May 31, 2016 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

Read the full job description

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