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CLARIN Newsflash December 2019

Season's Greetings from CLARIN

We wish you all the best for the holidays and a happy New Year!


CLARIN2020 in Madrid
Save the date!

In 2020, the CLARIN Annual Conference (CLARIN2020), will take place from 5-7 October in Madrid, Spain.

CLARIN2020 will have a programme of keynotes, papers, posters and demos.

The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives from the communities of use in the humanities and social sciences.

More details about CLARIN2020 will follow on the conference webpage, Twitter (#CLARIN2020) and our upcoming newsflashes


CLARIN Calls 2020

The 2020 calls for proposals for CLARIN workshops (2 types), CLARIN User Involvement events and Mobility Grant applications are now open.

CLARIN workshop proposals (2 types)
In 2020 a budget of € 65.000 is available for participants in the CLARIN consortia to organize workshops by representatives of the national consortia. Read the full call

CLARIN User Involvement event proposals
In 2020 a budget of € 30.000 is available for (co-) financing CLARIN User Involvement (UI) events to be organized by representatives of the national consortia. Read the full call

Call for Mobility Grant applications
Applications are invited from researchers, developers and as of 2020 also educators for the funding of short visits between representatives of CLARIN sites to collaborate on building and using the CLARIN infrastructure. Read the full call 


Tour de CLARIN Volume II publication now available!

The second volume of the Tour de CLARIN publication is now online. This volume of Tour de CLARIN is organized into two parts. In Part 1, we present the seven CLARIN countries which have been featured since November 2018, when the first volume was published: Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, and Bulgaria. In Part 2, we present the work of the four Knowledge Centres that have been visited thus far: the Knowledge Centre for treebanking, the Knowledge Centre for the Languages of Sweden, the TalkBank Knowledge Centre, and the Czech Knowledge Centre for Corpus Linguistics.

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DH Course Registry: Launch of the new interface

The DH Course Registry (DHCR) is a curated platform that provides an overview of the growing range of available teaching activities in the field of digital humanities worldwide. It is a joint initiative of CLARIN and DARIAH. Recently the usability of the platform has been improved by adding a new responsive interface with support for mobile devices and a fresh design for a broader audience (e.g. students, lecturers, researchers). Moreover, additional filter and sorting functions were integrated. It is now possible to search for courses according to the languages they are presented in.

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New CLARIN K-Centre ACE supports researchers studying atypical communication

The new Knowledge Centre for Atypical Communication Expertise (ACE) is designed to support researchers doing research on language and communication disorders, as well as researchers studying second language learning, bilingual language learning and sign languages.

ACE will provide an all-round service for researchers working with data on atypical communication. Experts will provide help and advice on how to create new datasets on atypical communication, and how and where to store these datasets to make sure they are secure. The K-Centre will maintain a helpdesk and organise workshops to help researchers make the most effective use of their research data.

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CLARIN at the International Conference Language Technology for All (LT4All)

CLARIN ERIC is proud to have supported the LT4All  event held within the framework of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, in the prestigious venue of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

The discussions have celebrated the richness of the variety of languages in the world, highlighted the successful stories, and provided a possibility to discuss the challenges that the communities face on smaller and larger scales. 

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Tour de CLARIN: Interview with Aneta Nedyalkova

In a Tour de CLARIN blog post, an in-depth interview is presented with Aneta Nedyalkova, who is an MA student of Bulgarian philology. Under the auspices of CLaDA-BG, she is working on an associative dictionary of verbal expressions.

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  • Successful closing event of the CLARIN-D Working Groups: Time to say goodbye - or is it? Read more

  • CLARIAH-NL co-organised the Humanities sessions at the 6th National eScience Symposium that was hosted by the Netherlands eScience Center on 21 November 2019. Read more



Interview with Liané van den Bergh at CLARIN2019 

Meet Liané van den Bergh from the South African Center for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR).

Watch the video



Second Call for Papers - Workshop Twin Talks 2: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH at DHN 2020
17 March 2020, Riga, Latvia

The main objective of the workshop is to get a better understanding of the dynamics on the Digital Humanities work floor where humanities scholars and digital experts meet and work in tandem to solve humanities research questions. 

Submissions are invited for two types of talks:

  • For the Twin Talks: pairs of a humanities and a digital expert who have done joint research and who want to report on their work and on their collaboration experience.
  • For the Teach Talks: people (not necessarily in pairs) with relevant experience in or ideas about how to address cross-discipline collaboration in university or other curricula.

The submission deadline for workshop papers is 6 January 2020.

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ELEXIS: visiting grants for researchers in the field of lexicography

The ELEXIS project can award grants for transnational access (TNA). They are meant to support researchers and research teams in visiting facilities and lexicographical resources which are not fully accessible online or where professional on-site expertise is needed to promote knowledge exchange. This access will be facilitated via visit grants. Calls for visiting grants will be launched twice a year during the ELEXIS project period, one call in summer and one in winter each year, amounting to an overall number of seven calls in total.

The fourth call for visiting grants is now open! The application deadline is 20 January 2020.

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Call for Papers: ParlaCLARIN workshop at LREC2020
12 May 2020, Marseille, France

The call for papers for the ParlaCLARIN workshop at LREC2020 in Marseille is open. This second ParlaCLARIN workshop aims to bring together developers, curators and researchers of regional, national and international parliamentary debates that are suitable for research in disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We invite unpublished original work focusing on the compilation, annotation, visualisation and utilisation of parliamentary records as well as linking or comparing parliamentary records with other datasets of political discourse such as party manifestos, political speeches, political campaign debates, social media posts, etc. 

The deadline for paper submission is 14 February 2020.

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Call for Papers: MWE-LEX 2020
14 September 2020, Barcelona, Spain 

The call for papers for the Joint Workshop on Multiword Expressions and Electronic Lexicons (MWE-LEX 2020) is open. The workshop, which is held at COLING 2020, addresses multiword expressions and (electronic) lexicons, with partly overlapping communities and research interests, but with divergent practices and terminologies.

The deadline for paper submission is 20 May 2020.

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22 - 25 September 2020, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 

The European Association for Digital Humanities, the European constituent organization in the ADHO, is holding its second conference (EADH2020). The conference will strengthen the scientific, institutional and cultural relations between the members of the DH communities in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the parts of the world where major DH conferences have never been held before. 

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Post Doc position at Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria’s central non-university research and science institution is offering a Position as Post Doc in digital prosopography at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH).

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9 Open positions at Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology 

The newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics, has open positions for:

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Vacancy for Director at SADiLaR

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), a national research infrastructure hosted as a research entity by the North West University is searching for a Director.

The Director will in principle be responsible for all activities taking place within the Centre and its nodes, whilst overseeing the attainment of strategic goals as determined by the steering committee of SADiLaR, and/or advised by the Scientific Advisory Committee. The director will further be responsible for building the image of the Centre by creating an environment for national and international research cooperation. The attainment of international and national research funding to augment current funding sources will be amongst the items on the working agenda of the Director.

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Join Wikimedia Sverige to develop the software behind Wikipedia!

Do you want to make Wikipedia even better? Do you want to make it possible for more people to access all the information available there? Do you want to make Wikipedia and free software more accessible for people with functional impairment and lower literacy skills?

Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden) will initiate several big and innovative projects in 2020 and needs a skilled developer with experience in carrying out technical projects to work on the Wikispeech project.

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