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CLARIN Newsflash January 2020

Call for Abstracts: CLARIN2020
5–7 October 2020, Madrid, Spain

CLARIN is happy to announce that the calls for submission of extended abstracts for the CLARIN Annual Conference 2020 (CLARIN2020) is open. 

The CLARIN Annual Conference is organized for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences community in order to exchange experiences and best practices in working with the CLARIN infrastructure and to share plans for future developments. 

You are invited to submit your proposals until 14 April 2020.

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CLARIN2020: Additional Programme Elements

Four additional sessions have been planned around the scientific programme of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2020 in Madrid, with the aim of fostering a deeper embedding of Research Infrastructures in basic and applied research as well as university teaching, and to inspire further development of the CLARIN Research Infrastructure based on user needs. The four elements are: 

  • CLARIN Bazaar

  • CLARIN Student Session

  • CLARIN Consultation Session

  • CLARIN in the Classroom

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Tour de CLARIN: Norway

This month ‘Tour de CLARIN’ visited Norway. Norway joined CLARIN ERIC as a member in 2015 after having been an observer since 2013. The Norwegian national infrastructure for language resources and technology is called CLARINO.

The recent Tour de CLARIN posts include an introduction to CLARINO, the recourse Nordic Dialect Corpus (NDC) and the tool Glossa – a user-friendly corpus search system.

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Four CLARIN centres successfully concluded certification

PORTULAN CLARIN has been recognized as a new B-Centre by the CLARIN assessment committee. After reassessment the CLARIN-PL Language Technology CentreBayerisches Archiv für Sprachsignale and CLARINO Bergen Center were re-certified as B-Centres.

CLARIN B-Centres are technical centres, they are the backbone of CLARIN. These units, often a university or an academic institute, offer the scientific community access to resources, services and knowledge on a sustainable basis. Therefore, there are strict criteria to become a CLARIN B-Centre: it should be based on a stable technical and institutional foundation.

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SAFMORIL officially recognized as CLARIN Knowledge Centre

CLARIN ERIC is proud to announce that SAFMORIL, the CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Systems and Frameworks for Morphologically Rich Languages has been officially recognized as a CLARIN K-Centre.

SAFMORIL brings together researchers and developers in the area of computational morphology and its application during language processing. The focus of SAFMORIL is actual, working systems and frameworks based on linguistic principles and providing linguistically motivated analyses and/or generation on the basis of linguistic categories.

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al-qāmūs l-muḥīṭ: a digital Arabic dictionary @ ILC4CLARIN

The CLARIN-IT Repository hosted at the ILC4CLARIN Centre provides the community with a lexical resource for the Arabic language. The resource results from automatic extraction from the medieval dictionary al-qāmūs l-muḥīṭ, which was compiled by the Persian lexicographer Al-firuz’abadi and is the most considerable and comprehensive abridged dictionary of the Arabic language. Considering that Arabic is a language with few language resources, the release of al-qāmūs l-muḥīṭ: a digital Arabic dictionary is important for the scientific community because it contains a monolingual resource resulting from the automatic conversion of the medieval dictionary as well as a bilingual (Arabic-English) resource resulting from the automatic translation of lemmas and senses obtained using An Advanced Learner's Arabic-English Dictionary by H. Anthony Salmoné.

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EuroScientist Technoculture podcast on the value of Europeana, EOSC, CLARIN and DARIAH

In a recent episode of the EuroScientist Technoculture podcast, Europeana director Harry Verwayen talks to interviewer Federica Bressan about Europeana and the value it provides for research and research professionals. He highlights Europeana's connection to , DARIAH and CLARIN, and the need for researchers to engage in the creation of both manual and automated semantic enrichments to the data Europeana has collected.

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Encoding Correspondence. A Manual for Encoding Letters and Postcards in TEI-XML and DTABf

The handbook Encoding Correspondence. A Manual for Encoding Letters and Postcards in -XML and DTABf is now online with a first set of articles.

This handbook will help scholars to encode letters and postcards in TEI-XML and DTABf. It summarizes the discussions of the corresponding workshop held by the TEI Correspondence SIG and CLARIN-D at BBAW in Berlin in October 2018. You are invited to review and give feedback until 30 April 2020! After the public peer review phase, the articles will be revised and published in version 2 of the handbook.

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New Resource available via CLARIN-D: The Saarbrücken Cookbook Corpora

The Saarbrücken Cookbook corpora (SaCoCo) can now be downloaded under a free license, via CLARIN . The SaCoCo diachronic corpus is made up of cooking recipes organized into two different collections: historical and contemporary.

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Tour de CLARIN: Interview with Dominika Hadro 

In this Tour de CLARIN blog post, you can read an in depth interview with Dominika Hadro, Assistant Professor at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business. She has successfully collaborated with the PolLinguaTec CLARIN Knowledge Centre, whose experts have helped her apply topic modelling in her recent research on corporate finance and accounting.

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Meet Mikko Tolonen, an Intellectual Historian working in the field of Digital Humanities 

In this interview made at CLARIN 2019 in Leipzig, Mikko Tolonen talks about his experience as Intellectual Historian working in the Digital Humanities field as well as the role of Research Infrastructures in allowing the field to maintain a European Perspective. 

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Registration open for Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference
17 March 2020, Riga, Latvia

The registration for the 5th annual conference “Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries” (DHN2020) is open. The early bird registration rates are applicable until 2 February 2020.

The conference will explore issues related to the research of digitized and digitally born cultural heritage, digital history and folkloristics, digital approaches to studying, teaching and the revitalisation of endangered and small languages and indigenous cultures, participatory research methods and crowdsourcing in digital humanities and heritage studies, application of natural language processing methods, corpus linguistics, digital news archives, preservation and management of research data, digital services in memory institutions.

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LiSeH Spring School 2020 in Graz, Austria
14-17 April 2020, Graz, Austria

The LiSeH Spring School 2020 will give an introduction to the concepts related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data and will give an overview of semantic web technologies and tools with a special focus on application scenarios in the Humanities
Participation is free of charge and open to 25 students and scholars of all academic stages. Applications are welcomed until 29 February 2020.

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Call for Papers: LR4SSHOC Workshop at LREC2020
11 May 2020, Marseille, France

The LR4SSHOC workshop will introduce the SSHOC project and its ambitions, it  will discuss the embedding of SSHOC in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and will set the basis  for a dialogue with the LREC community. The 2020 LR4SSHOC workshop will be held as part of LREC2020.

The paper submission deadline is 19 February 2020.

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

The Call for Papers of the second ParlaCLARIN workshop is now open. The 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. The workshop will be held as part of LREC2020.

The paper submission deadline is 14 February 2020.

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Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop on Computational Impact Detection from Text Data at LREC2020
16 May 2020, Marseille, France 

Subsequent to the first workshop on Computational Impact Detection from Text Data held at LREC 2018, the second workshop will address research questions of growing relevance and attention in linguistics, computational social science, and public policy, among other areas in this workshop. The workshop organizers invite papers for new work on methods of Impact Research.

The paper submission deadline is 20 February 2020.

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Call for Papers: First workshop on Resources for African Indigenous Languages (RAIL) at LREC2020
16 May 2020, Marseille, France 

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is organizing a workshop in the field of African Indigenous Language Resources. This workshop aims at boosting the field of African indigenous languages, providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art and emphasizing the  availability of African indigenous language resources, including both data and tools.

The paper submission deadline 16 February 2020

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Call for participation: CLASSLA workshop
6-8 May 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

In the context of the CLASSLA Knowledge Centre for language resources and technologies of South Slavic languages, the Slovenian CLARIN.SI and the Bulgarian CLADA-BG are organising a CLARIN User Involvement workshop.

The main objectives of the three-day lunch-to-lunch workshop are:

  1. to disseminate the language resources and technologies of South Slavic languages available in the context of the CLASSLA Knowledge Centre;
  2. to foster networking among researchers of South Slavic languages;

  3. to obtain feedback on the community needs and preferences.

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2020. 

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European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020)
3-14 August 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

ESSLLI 2020 is a two week event that provides an interdisciplinary setting in which courses and workshops are offered in logic, linguistics and computer science. Courses (foundational, introductory and advanced) and workshops cover a wide variety of topics within three interdisciplinary areas of interest: language and computation, logic and language, and logic and computation.

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UK- Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is pleased to announce a call for Networking Grants as part of its ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in Digital Humanities’ programme funded through the UKRI Fund for International Collaboration. This collaborative funding programme between the AHRC and the Irish Research Council (IRC) aims to deliver a transformational impact on Digital Humanities research in the UK and Ireland.

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CLARIN ERIC is looking for a student-assistant

CLARIN ERIC is looking for a student-assistant (0,2 - 0,3 fte) during the period of April-October 2020 to help organising the CLARIN Annual Conference 2020.

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