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CLARIN Newsflash June 2018

Tour de CLARIN: Interview with Dr Radim Hladíkz

Tour de CLARIN highlights prominent User Involvement activities of a particular CLARIN national consortium. This time the focus is on the Czech Republic and Dr Radim Hladík, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague and at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan. Dr. Radim Hladík was interviewed via skype by Jakob Lenardič (Assistant to Darja Fišer, Director for User Involvement CLARIN ).

Read the interview

The Czech Republic tour also include the following blog posts:


Report on the CLARIN DELAD Workshop

DELAD (which means SHARED in Swedish) is an initiative to establish a digital archive of disordered speech and share this with interested researchers.

DELAD was initiated by Martin Ball from Linköping University. In October 2015 and June 2016 workshops were held in which selected researchers and data curation specialists discussed relevant issues in setting up such an archive, how to link the initiative to existing resource infrastructures such as CLARIN, and how to find funding to implement the archive.

A third workshop (a CLARIN Type I workshop) was held on 15-17 November 2017 in Cork, Ireland, and brought together a selected group of experts in language disorders research and corpora of disordered speech to set-up a plan to collect existing and new corpora and to include these in the CLARIN infrastructure.

Read the full report and action plan and watch the CLARIN DELAD workshop videos on our VideoLectures channel.


The ERCC - A CLARIN Centre in South Tyrol
A guest blog post written by Alexander König. Eurac Research, Bolzano

The Eurac Research CLARIN Centre (ERCC) has recently joined the ever growing number of CLARIN centres. It is the second centre within CLARIN-IT. The particularity of the ERCC is a strong regional focus, whereas the ILC4CLARINin Pisa takes on a more general role as the national coordinator of CLARIN-IT.

ERCC is run by the Institute for Applied Linguisticsof Eurac Research, situated in Bolzano, South Tyrol, right in the heart of the Dolomites. Thanks to this location, the group has a strong research focus on the local multilingualism. In South Tyrol not only Italian and German, but also the smaller Ladin languageare all recognized as official languages of the province, interact with each other in a lot of interesting ways, and create particular demands like multilingual legal and administrative terminology. approaches to teaching in multilingual environments, etc. Read more

CORLI Workshop on Complex Corpora

On May 25th, the French consortium CORLI (CORpus, Langues Interaction)held a successful full-day workshop entitled ‘Treatment and standardisation of multimodal and web 2.0 corpora’. The day was dedicated to Professor Thierry Chanier who recently retired and who played a key role within both the Written Corpora consortium (2011-2015) and the CORLI consortium (2016-).

The study day focused on complex corpora and was divided into two sessions around two themes which were both central to Thierry’s work: Corpora in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) corpora. A lunchtime poster session allowed colleagues who had recently benefited from grants to help them discuss their work. The workshop brought together European researchers involved in the Mulceand ISMAELLEarning and TEaching Corpora projects, as well as colleagues involved in the CoMeRe project.

Europeana Survey for Research

Take part in the first-ever Europeana survey for research! 

To make Europeana more attentive to the demands of the researchers, you are invited to take part in the survey and help to improve the existing features and prioritize new ones.

Fill out the survey


Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures 

The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures is an international management development programme tailored to the specific needs of Research Infrastructures. This Programme is designed to give experienced science professionals the skills and knowledge they need to take on greater managerial responsibilities. 

What can this Executive Masters offer you?

  • A global network of Research Infrastructure colleagues in similar leadership positions
  • An international Faculty composed by dedicated professors and acclaimed experts from research infrastructures
  • A better understanding of how Research Infrastructures in different countries are responding to common challenges
  • Greater awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Innovative ways to help your organisation become more effective.

More details about this Executive Masters




At the 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), the CLARIN team organised the successful full-day ParlaCLARIN workshop. The videos of the workshop are now available via our VideoLectures channel.

The workshop brought together researchers and practitioners who work with parliamentary data in different languages on diverse research questions. A keynote talk by professor Cornelia Ilie, oral presentations of 15 papers, and a vivid panel discussion all contributed to confirming the viability of this research direction, and its high potential for further collaboration.

Watch the keynote talk 

Watch all videos


European Summer School 2018 
17-27 July 2018, Leipzig, Germany

The countdown to the 9th European Summer University in Digital Humanities(ESU 2018) has started! In just a bit more than two weeks the summer school will start. The Summer School offers a range of parallel week-long workshops on important areas of Digital Humanities.

For an overview of the offered workshops and more information on ESU, please visit the ESU website.


CMC-corpora 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium 
17 - 18 September 2018, Antwerp, Belgium  

The Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

This is the 6th annual conference in a series dedicated to the collection, annotation, processing and exploitation of corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media for research in the humanities. The conference brings together language-centered research on CMC and social media in linguistics, philologies, communication sciences, media and social sciences with research questions from the fields of corpus and computational linguistics, language technology, text technology, and machine learning.

For more information about registration, venue, topics and programme, please visit the CMC conference website.

The 2018 Adam Kilgarriff Memorial Hike 
22 July 2018, Ljubljana, Slovene (coincides with Euralex 2018)

In memory of their dear colleague and inspiring friend Adam Kilgarriff, the Slovene Language Technologies Society invites Euralex participants to join a beautiful hike to the Slovenian Alps.

In July 2014 Adam and his colleagues at the Slovene Technology Language Society hiked to the summit of Grintovec (2558 m), a strenuous hike even for experienced mountaineers. Adam climbed it in his sandals. Not only did he reach the summit first, he also offered to carry his colleagues backpacks!

The 5th anniversary of the last hike with Adam coincides with The Euralex Conference in Ljubljana.

Read more about the hike and how to register



Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials: LDK 2019 
21-22 May 2019 in Leipzig, Germany

The LDK organizers invite submissions to the second biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019), which will be held in Leipzig, Germany in May 2019. Read the complete Call for Papers

You are also invited to submit proposals for workshop and tutorials to be held on 20 May 2019 in conjunction with LDK 2019. Read the complete Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The LDK 2019 aims at bringing 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. Building upon the success of the inaugural event held in Galway, Ireland in 2017.


ESSLLI 2019: Extended Call for Course and Workshop Proposals 
15-16 Aug 2019, Riga, Latvia

The call for proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2019 has been extended to 30 June 2018 (was 15 June 2018).

Proposals for courses and workshops are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged. ESSLLI 2019 will take place at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.

Read the call for course and workshop proposals


The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands

Are you an early career social scientist, data scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar, or more simply put, a researcher working with or interested in our digital collections, such as the web archive, 60 million pages digitised text or anonymised user log data? Then the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is looking for you!

The KB is seeking proposals for its fully paid Researcher-in-residence program in 2019. This program offers a unique chance for early career researchers of all disciplines to work in the library with the Digital Scholarship team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB, what kinds of possibilities it offers and how we can improve our services. 

There is room for two six-month projects in 2019. Deadline for applications: 30 September 2018.

Read the full job description