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CLARIN Newsflash March 2024



We are pleased to announce that two B-centres have been successfully re-certified: PORTULAN CLARIN and LINDAT-CLARIAH/CZ.

Congratulations to our colleagues in Portugal and Czechia!

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OSCARS 1st Open Call for Open Science Projects and Services

On 15 March, the Science Clusters launched the first OSCARS cascading-grant call for Open Science projects and services. OSCARS Open Calls have a total worth of around 16 million EUR. Each selected proposal will be funded with a lump sum between EUR 100,000 and EUR 250,000 and will have to be implemented within 12 and 24 months. Applications are now open, while a second call is expected to be opened in November 2024.

Application deadline: 14 May 2024

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CLARIN Café: Computer-Assisted Pragmatic Annotation

4 April 2024, 14:00 - 16:00 (CET) (virtual event)

This upcoming CLARIN Café will present the CrowLL project, which stems from CLARIN Resource Families funding. The goal of the project was to create manually annotated pedagogical corpora that can be used by lexicographers, language teachers, and researchers. The languages are Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Estonian, and Slovene.

In this CLARIN Café, the researchers working on CrowLL will share the steps that were followed to create these manually annotated corpora, discuss some of the challenges that were faced and reflect on what the future holds for this project.

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CLARIN Forum - How to Cite CLARIN

For those interested in leveraging CLARIN's language resources within their research, teaching, supervisory roles, or within their broader community, guidance on proper citation is readily available. You're encouraged to explore the recommendations outlined in this CLARIN Forum entry, designed to support the diverse needs of our community.

You’re also welcome to visit the CLARIN Forum if you have any questions or if you’d like to browse other topics of interest. 

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Digital Humanities Awards Nomination for ParlaMint and UPSKILLS 

The results of the recently completed CLARIN Flagship project ParlaMint and the ERASMUS+ project UPSKILLS, in which CLARIN participated, have been nominated for the DH Awards, in the categories Best DH Dataset and Best DH Training Materials, respectively. The Digital Humanities Awards are a set of annual awards where the public is able to nominate resources, recognising talent and expertise in the digital humanities community. The resources are nominated and voted for entirely by the public.

Voting is open until 30 March.

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In Memoriam Jon Arild Olsen 1965–2024

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jon Arild Olsen. He passed away on March 16, 2024, after long-term illness.

Jon was the coordinator of the Norwegian Language Bank at the National Library of Norway and the Norwegian national delegate to the CLARIN General Assembly for many years.

We will deeply miss his aura of calmness, rationality and humour. Read more about his work and legacy in the obituary.

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Lancaster Summer Schools 2024

24 - 28 June 2024, Lancaster, UK

The University of Lancaster has unveiled its summer school programme. The Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2024 offer an opportunity to learn about corpus linguistics from leading scholars in the field and meet other participants working on exciting projects. CLARIN Ambassador Paul Rayson will host hands-on sessions for wmatrix and using semantic tagging as applied to corpus data on ParlaMint data. Attendance is free.

The two Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics on offer are Corpus linguistics for analysis of language, discourse and society and Corpus linguistics for language learning, teaching and testing.

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ESU Summer University

15 - 26 July 2024, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’ offers a range of workshops on important areas of Digital Humanities such as computational text analysis, digital archives, digital editions and data visualisation. The summer school will also feature a CLARIN course by Markus Jochim, titled Fundamentals of analysing recorded speech and the perceptual responses of listeners.

Application deadline: 15 April 2024

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Call for Papers: International CLaDA-BG Conference 2024

26 - 28 June, 2024, Sofia, Bulgaria

The conference aims to bring together developers, linguists, digital humanitarians, scholars, and all parties interested in knowledge modelling and linking data for research.

CLaDA-BG is the Bulgarian national research infrastructure for resources and technologies for linguistic, cultural and historical heritage, integrated within CLARIN and DARIAH.

Submission deadline: 28 April 2024

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Ideology and Power Identification in Parliamentary Debates Shared Task at CLEF 2024

9 - 12 September 2024, Grenoble, France

The 5th Touché lab on argumentation will take place during the 15th CLEF Conference.

Three shared tasks are planned, including Ideology and Power Identification in Parliamentary Debates, which uses data from the flagship ParlaMint corpus.

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EHRI Conference: Researching the Holocaust in the Digital Age

18 June 2024, Warsaw, Poland

The conference will include a mixture of presentations as well as a ‘marketplace’ with poster presentations relating to both Holocaust research and EHRI’s future development in Europe and beyond. It will also include hands-on sessions where it will be possible to demonstrate and learn new digital techniques.

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International Conference on Industry Sciences and Computer Sciences Innovation 2024

29 - 31 October 2024, Porto and online

Over three days, the iSCSi 24 will debate critical impact factors within the binomial of Industry Sciences and Computer Sciences Innovation, how they come together in terms of methods, tools, and technologies to enable significant scientific results.

Submission deadline: 15 July 2024

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Celtic Languages in the Digital Age Workshop (CLIDA 2024)

9 April 2024, online

The ‘Celtic Languages in the Digital Age’ (CLIDA 2024) workshop is designed to meet the critical need for the development of linguistic resources that support Celtic languages, which are steeped in rich oral traditions and have historical roots. The event will be broadcast online for free.


Networking and HPC Insights for Social Science and Humanities

9 - 10 April 2024, online and HLRS Stuttgart

This hybrid workshop is being organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and National Competence Centres, in collaboration with EuroHPC. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together the Social Science and Humanities (SSH) community with the High-Performance Computing (HPC) community to share examples from SSH that are or could be computationally intensive.

The workshop aims to be an opportunity for networking across scientific communities, providing an interactive format and space to share ideas across SSH and HPC and advance research in Computational Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe.

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SoBigData Transnational Access 2024

SoBigData is a pan-European research infrastructure that combines social mining and big data analytics to tackle the complexity of today's interconnected society, fostering innovation through collaboration with experts, institutions, and industries.

SoBigData Transnational Access (TNA) allows data scientists, social researchers, and professionals to spend between two weeks and two months at one of the 17 SoBigData nodes across Europe.

The visits need to take place this year. For a team project, only one joint application is required. This invitation is open to PhDs, ECRs and established researchers from EU & UK institutions for collaborative visits (as long as visits take place outside of the country where applicants live/study/work). All travel and accommodation expenses will be paid (plus a per diem allowance of EUR 45) up to a maximum of EUR 5000.

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Call for Applications: RESILIENCE Transnational Access Fellowships 2024-2025

RESILIENCE, the European cross-disciplinary research infrastructure serving the study of religion, launches its third call for applications for Transnational Access Fellowships. The call will be open from 15 March to 1 May 2024. Users will gain direct, fast, and effective access to the collections of leading research institutions and universities in Europe, guided by experts in the field.

Application deadline: 1 May 2024

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