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CLARIN Newsflash August 2015


To be able to share our answers to frequently asked questions and everything else that is important to know about CLARIN, we have recently updated our FAQ page

If you have a question about CLARIN that can't be found on our new FAQ page then feel free to contact us via clarin [at] (clarin[at]clarin[dot]eu) and we'll be happy to answer!

UK joins the CLARIN family

The UK is the latest addition to the fast-growing CLARIN family. On July 15th 2015 the General Assembly of the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium officially accepted the application from the UK to join as an Observer. Observer status allows a country which is not yet ready to apply for full membership to start to contribute to a number of CLARIN activities, projects and events. A consortium of UK centres has formed the CLARIN-UK Consortium to lead UK participation in CLARIN infrastructure-building efforts and projects. 

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Freshly certified B-centres in Poland and Germany

Congratulations to the CLARIN-PL and CLARIN-D colleagues! The Language Technology Centre CL-PL at the Wrocław University of Technology has now been officially recognized as CLARIN B Centre. Additionally, all 9 German CLARIN centres were re-assessed successfully.

Read more about the certified Polish CLARIN B-Centre
Read more about the Re-assessment of German B-Centres

How can CLARIN help me?

CLARIN offers a number of ways for you to find and use a variety of software applications for language processing and sets of linguistic data. Whether you're looking for a parser for Estonian, transcription tools for spoken Swedish, optical character recognition software for old German texts, or a tool to recognize place names in Dutch newspapersCLARIN can help you to find them, work out which one is for you and deploy them in your research.

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Jan Rybicki gives an impressive keynote talk about Visualizing Literature at the CLARIN Annual Conference 2014. 

Watch the video


Sixth plenary Research Data Alliance
Workshop Data and Computing infrastructure for Global Linguistics Resources

At this satellite event of the 6th RDA plenary in Paris, leading initiatives in the area of language resources and tools to discuss data management trends and challenges, available and planned services, and opportunities for collaboration in the context of emerging digital single market promoted by the European Commission. The workshop Data and Computing infrastructures for Global Linguistic Resources aims to identify opportunities for collaboration both at European and global level.
The workshop will take place on September 22, 2015 at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam) in Paris.


Digital resources and services in social sciences and in humanities

This will be the first workshop on the Digital Humanities, organized by LINDAT/CLARIN, the national node of the language data infrastructure CLARIN
This event will be held on September 24, 2015 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague.
More information and programme


14th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories
Call for papers 

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.

For almost 15 years now, TLT has served as a venue for new and ongoing high-quality work related to syntactically-annotated corpora, i.e., treebanks; with a focus on all the aspects of treebanking – descriptive, theoretical, formal and computational – but also going beyond treebanks, including other levels of annotation such as frame semantics, coreference or events, to name only a few.

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.

Read the full call for papers


Talk of Europe Creative Camp # 3
2nd call for proposals 

The call for proposals for the Talk of Europe Creative Camp # 3 is still open. You can submit your proposals until August 15, 2015

The third camp will be held 26-30 October 2015 at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek/National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, the Netherlands.
In this week-long event we will work on connecting datasets from and about governments, ranging from parliamentary proceedings and policy documents to news media and social media, and work towards a broad, international, cross-media network of ‘Linked Government’ data.

For more information on the creative camp and how to apply, see the full call for participation.


Computational linguist
Dept. of Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen

The Division of General and Computational Linguistics in the Dept. of Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is searching for a computational linguist 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.

Read the full job description

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