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CLARIN Newsflash July 2020

CLARIN2020: Update! 

The registration for attendance of this virtual edition of CLARIN’s annual event will open after 15 August 2020!

Calls for interest in additional programme elements, i.e. CLARIN Bazaar, CLARIN Student Session, CLARIN Consulting Session & CLARIN in the Classroom, are already open. 

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CLARIN Hackathon: Looking for Datasets on Disinformation Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In September 2020 CLARIN will organise a hackathon on the topic of disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic. For this purpose CLARIN is building an inventory of existing datasets that collect disinformation and fake news related to COVID-19. If you would like to contribute to our effort and you know about existing datasets covering these topics, please get in touch at hackathon [at] (hackathon[at]clarin[dot]eu)

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Tour de CLARIN: Introduction to GATE Services

GATE is a widely used, established open-source NLP infrastructure that provides a framework and numerous essential components (plugins) for all kinds of NLP and text processing tasks. Developed at the University of Sheffield, which is a partner in CLARIN-UK, GATE is now 20 years old and has a research team of 16 people, as well as a vibrant community of users, ensuring its continuous development and usage in a wide variety of scenarios and domains.

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CLARIN Resource Families: L2 Learner Corpora

The CLARIN Resource Families initiative provides a user-friendly overview of the available language resources in the CLARIN infrastructure. 

This month CLARIN highlights the L2 learner corpora. These corpora play a crucial role in second language research and pedagogy, allowing for a systematic study of how a learner of a second language acquires the new language on a lexical as well as syntactic level, and how the learning process is influenced by his or her native language. A special characteristic of this type of corpora are the markup of errors and prosodic features of the learners. The CLARIN infrastructure provides access to 36 L2 learner corpora. 

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CORLI Officially Recognized as CLARIN Knowledge Centre

CLARIN ERIC is proud to announce that the CORLI French CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Corpora, Languages and Interaction is officially recognized as a CLARIN K-centre.

CORLI (Corpus, Language, and Interactions) is a network of French universities, research laboratories and investigators specialized in linguistics, aiming to promote the use of corpora in linguistic research. CORLI offers expert advice from a panel of experienced investigators, provides resources to enhance the quality and reporting of linguistic and related research, supports junior and early stage researchers in their training and development, and encourages FAIR data creation, edition and reuse. 

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Alexander von Humboldt’s Famous ‘Kosmos-Lecture’ (1827/28): From Digital to Print Edition

In the winter of 1827/28, Alexander von Humboldt's legendary ‘Kosmos Lecture’ at the Berlin Sing-Akademie conveyed the state of science at the time to hundreds of listeners.

The recently published volume Die Kosmos-Vorlesung an der Berliner Sing-Akademie, edited by Christian Kassung and Christian Thomas, presents, for the first time in a printed edition, the reliable and complete text of the sixteen lectures, corrected on the basis of Henriette Kohlrausch postscript. 

This digital edition, and consequently the printed volume, made heavy use of and benefited greatly from components of the CLARIN infrastructure, using several of its tools and services all the way through the research data lifecycle.

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CLARIN Café III CLARIN for Researchers: Literary Studies

Read all about the third CLARIN Café for Researchers in Literary Studies, which was hosted by CLARIN Ambassador Maciej Maryl (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences).

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Quanlify with Ease: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Corpus Analysis 
SSHOC Webinar Notes

The webinar Quanlify with Ease: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Corpus Analysis, that took place on 16 April 2020, offered a solution to the challenges inherent in validating studies on large-scale corpora. In this blogpost, the key learning points from the event are presented. 

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Modelling Vagueness and Uncertainty in DH
Blog post by Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

The online conference Modelling Vagueness and Uncertainty in DH organized by the project HerCoRe took place on 9-10 July 2020. For two days 16 specialists in fuzzy logic and processing of uncertain information and scholars from various digital humanities’ projects attempted to model vague and uncertain data, discussed about models offered by computer science, and about power and limitations of current software solutions. The specialists also exchanged views on terminology, data complexity, visualization, and the role of hermeneutics in representation and processing of vague and uncertain information.

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Elisabeth Burr about the European Summer School in Leipzig 
Interview at CLARIN2019 in Leipzig 

Elisabeth Burr (Professor of French, Francophone and Italian Linguistics at the University of Leipzig and Director of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities) talks about the importance of the European Summer School (ESU),  how it breaks down borders between linguistics, literature and cultural studies, how it brings different skills, tools and methods together and how it provides a community for people coming from different countries and disciplines.  

Watch the video on YouTube


Call for Abstracts: COVID-19 Special Issue in IJCL 

As there is currently much interest in the language related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) welcomes abstracts for a special issue on the theme of COVID-19. The submission deadline for abstracts is 10 August 2020.

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Call for Papers: SUMAC 2020 - The 2nd Workshop on Structuring and Understanding of Multimedia HeritAge Contents
12 - 16 October 2020, Virtual Event (in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2020)

Submissions are welcomed for SUMAC 2020 - The 2nd workshop on Structuring and Understanding of Multimedia HeritAge Contents that takes place in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2020. The objective of this workshop is to present and discuss the latest and most significant trends in the analysis, structuring and understanding of multimedia contents dedicated to the valorization of heritage, with the emphasis on the unlocking of and access to the big data of the past. 

The submission deadline is 30 July 2020 (11:59 p.m. AoE)

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Call for Papers: ACM Multimedia 2020 Workshop on Multimodal Conversational AI
12 - 16 October 2020, Virtual Event

The call for papers for the ACM Multimedia Workshop on Multimodal Conversational AI is open. The workshop will be a forum where researchers and practitioners in the area of multimodal conversational AI can share their experiences and brainstorm about success and failures. It will also promote collaboration to strengthen the conversational AI community at ACM Multimedia.

The call for papers is open and the submission deadline is 30 July 2020.

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EOSC Symposium 2020 
19-22 October 2020, Virtual Event

The EOSC Symposium 2020 brings together researchers, data scientists, e-Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures, EOSC projects, EOSC Working Group members and representatives of the EU27 States and associated countries to discuss the final steps towards the establishment of a first version of a fully-fledged European Open Science Cloud.

Visit the official event webpage