CLARIN Newsflash January 2018

Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2018
8–10 October 2018, Pisa, Italy

The CLARIN Annual Conference is organised for the Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes its design, construction and operation, the data and services that it contains or should contain, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

The extended deadline for submission is 30 April 2018. 

View the full call for papers

Updates and announcements 

For programme updates, and announcements about the conference, you can also follow CLARIN on Twitter @CLARINERIC (event tag #CLARIN2018).

DIGHT (DIGital Humanities Task) Survey

Together with DARIAH and the DHBenelux 2018 organisers CLARIN is looking into organising an ‘unshared task’ at DHBenelux2018. Help us to find out what the community needs are via this short survey: DIGHT (DIGital Humanities Task) Survey.

Read more about DIGHT

Tour de CLARIN

Tour de CLARIN highlights prominent user involvement activities of a particular CLARIN national consortium. In December 2017 and January 2018 Tour de CLARIN visits Poland. The three blog posts published so far include Tour de CLARIN: Poland, a description of CLARIN-PL and its activities, an overview of WebSty, a powerful web-based system for stylometric, semantic and comparative analysis of texts and insights into “CLARIN-PL in research practice”: A lecture and workshop series.

                    CLARIN-PL Partners

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CLARIN in the Low Countries has been Published

The book CLARIN in the Low Countries has been published. This book (edited by Odijk and van Hessen) describes the results of activities undertaken to construct the CLARIN research infrastructure in the Netherlands and in Flanders. 

Read more about this publication


CLARIN Workshop on Interoperability of Second Language Resources and Tools
Blogpost written by Elena Volodina, Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg (Swe-Clarin)

Read the blogpost about the “CLARIN workshop on Interoperability of Second Language Resources and Tools” that was hosted by Swe-Clarin / Språkbanken at the University of Gothenburg on December 6-8, 2017. 

                             Elena Volodina




Watch the video Looking for Revolution in the Data Pool: Some Observations from CESTA at Stanford by Keith Michael Baker (Stanford University)



Call for Proposals - Enlighten Your Research India-Europe: Boosting International Research Cooperation with NKN & GÉANT

You are invite to submit a project proposal to the first-ever EYR-India2Europe program, but ACT FAST! The deadline is Wednesday, 31 January 2018!
Enlighten Your Research​ (EYR) is a program designed to increase the use and awareness of e-infrastructure resources in various fields of research. The goal of the new EYR-India2Europe is to provide access and support for network, compute, and storage resources to meet the growing data needs of research, in addition to inspiring new and understanding existing collaborations between India and Europe.
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DHBenelux: Call for Papers 
6-8 June 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This call for submissions is open to all colleagues working in the humanities or heritage sector with an interest and enthusiasm in the application and use of digital technologies. Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages. The conference has a focus on recent advances concerning research activities in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 February 2018, 23:59 CET

Read the full call for papers


ParlaCLARIN@LREC2018: Early bird registration now open

On Monday, 7 May 2018 CLARIN organises the ParlaCLARIN workshop at Miyazaki, Japan in conjunction with LREC.

Early bird registration  is now open

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in compiling, annotating, structuring, linking and visualising parliamentary records and using them in research in a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The workshop program will consist of invited talks, papers and demo presentations, as well as a panel discussion regarding the challenges in the field.

Read more about the ParlaCLARIN Workshop


Call for Papers: VarDial - Fifth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects
20 or 21 August 2018, Santa Fe, United States 

VarDial is a well-established series of workshops promoting a forum for scholars working on a range of topics related to the study of diatopic linguistic variation from a computational perspective.

VarDial 2018 will be co-located with COLING 2018.

VarDial anticipates discussion on computational methods and on language resources for closely related languages and language varieties. Corpus-driven exploitation of different degrees of linguistic variation such as lexicon and grammar is another topic of interest.

Deadline for submitting papers is 18 May 2018.

Read the complete call for papers


Lecturer Pool - Digital Humanities
University of California, Berkeley

The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of outstanding lecturers to teach in the Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities. Courses are offered in a six-week session, 2 July 2018 - 10 August 2018.

General duties (include but are not limited to): Teaching topical digital humanities courses offered in the Summer Minor program. These courses fall under four categories: Digital Humanities and Archival Design; Digital Humanities and Text and Language Analysis; Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis; and Critical Digital Humanities. In addition to classroom responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

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