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CLARIN Newsflash January 2017

CLARIN Annual Conference 2017

The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe.

This year's conference will take place from 18 September 2017 till 20 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

Read more about the conference

Call for CLARIN Workshop Proposals (2 types) - 2017 

For participants in the CLARIN consortia for the second time a budget of € 90.000 is available for workshops to be organized by representatives of the national consortia. Funding for two types of workshops can be requested:

  • Workshop type I: addressing a topic that is in line with one or more of the strategic priorities of CLARIN.
  • Workshop type II: meant to prepare a work plan for a development project of up to three person months, again contributing to one or more of the strategic priorities of CLARIN.

Applications should be submitted on behalf of a team of collaborating representatives from at least three countries that are members or observers of CLARIN (see overview of consortia). CLARIN encourages proponents to consider conjoining the proposed workshop with other events to use synergies, but this is not a requirement.

The submission deadline for workshop proposals is 1 July 2017.

Read the complete Call for CLARIN workshop proposals


CLARIN on Demand

Are you eager to find out more about CLARIN? Would you like to know how scholars use CLARIN corpora and tools for their research ? Are you interested in the latest features of the Virtual Language Observatory?

Take a look at the recent blog CLARIN on demand, where you can find links to our latest videos.

CLARIN-Related References via Zotero

CLARIN is keeping track of CLARIN-related references of publications and makes these available via the ZOTERO group "CLARIN". We aim at having comprehensive lists of:

  • Work by CLARIN members on CLARIN resources or the CLARIN Infrastructure

  • Work by others that describes or prominently mentions the CLARIN Infrastructure or CLARIN resources

  • Work on research based on CLARIN resources, even without mentioning CLARIN

In this “library” you can find sub-collections for the major conferences that CLARIN organized or where CLARIN member prominently participated. For instance, you can find there the recently published papers of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2015.

Everyone is invited to make active use of this reference-database, adding new entries and correcting information in existing entries.

Find out more about CLARIN-related references and on how to access them



Portal for the Presentation of Slovene Language Resources and Tools  

The Portal for the Presentation of Slovene Language Resources and Tools is a library of video tutorials that present the purpose, content, and structure of various freely available digital language resources and tools for Slovene. The portal presents different corpora and concordancers, dictionary portals, libraries and collections of digitized resources, tools for language annotation, services such as language counselling, and similar.    

Read more about the Portal for the Presentation of Slovene Language Resources


From our CLARIN You Tube channel
Interviews with participants of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2016 on the importance of CLARIN for scholarly research.



CLARIN-PLUS Workshop "Working with Parliamentary Records"
27 March 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

There are many ongoing initiatives on European and national levels for compiling digital collections of parliament data, varying from creation of parliament-focused corpora to task-oriented ones.
The availability of big parliamentary multimodal data in digitized form poses a number of problems, related to its proper archiving, structuring, synchronizing and visualizing. Adequate approaches are required for its focused, easy and efficient usage from various perspectives, such as political sciences, sociology, history, psychology, etc. and also from the perspective of multilinguality.
This workshop aims to discover the ways in which technology, developed within CLARIN, would help for curating parliament records and for answering research questions in the field of Digital Humanities.

More information about this workshop

Radboud Digital Humanities Spring School 2017
29-31 March 2017, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This Spring School offers courses into several widely-used techniques and tools in Digital Humanities. It will be held in three consecutive days at the Faculty of Arts at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

The Spring School will be given in two parallel strands. The first strand will contain a three-day fulltime basic Python course. Python is widely used within many scientific domains and the most popular choice within eHumanities. The only way to learn programming is by doing it, therefore a large part of this course is spent on putting your new skills into practice.

In the parallel strand, other topics will be taught in courses of one day or a half day. These courses will focus on advanced Python programming skills (addressing machine learning), social network analysis and visualisation, oral history and working with speech recordings, and much more.

Read more about the Radboud Digital Humanities Spring School 2017


Language, Data and Knowledge 2017 (LDK 2017)
19-20 June 2017, Galway, Ireland

The LDK 2017 conference (endorsed by CLARIN) aims to bring together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. With the advent of the Web and digital technologies, an ever increasing amount of language data is now available across application areas and industry sectors, including social media, digital archives, company records, etc. The efficient and meaningful exploitation of this data in scientific and commercial innovation is at the core of data science research, employing NLP and machine learning methods as well as semantic technologies based on knowledge graphs.

Read more about LDK 2017


Open positions at The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH)
Vienna, Austria

The ACDH is looking for:

  • Web developer (f/m, 20-40 h) Closing Date: 28-02-2017

  • Data analyst (f/m, 20-40 h)  Closing Date: 28-02-2017

  • Web Interface Developer (f/m, 20 h) Closing Date: 28-02-2017

  • 2 Lexicographers (f/m, 20 h) Closing Date: 15-02-2017

 Detailed Information can be found on the ACDH website


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