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CLARIN Newsflash November 2017

Congratulations to our New CLARIN K-Centre PolLinguaTec!
CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Polish Language Technology

We are happy to announce that "PolLinguaTec - CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Polish Language Technology" has been officially recognized as a CLARIN K-Centre.

PolLinguaTec - the CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Polish Language Technology is part of the CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. The K-Centre offers technical support, training and advice in the field of natural language processing technology.

CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre (LTC) is an institution ensuring access to knowledge useful during the application of tools and systems for natural language analysis, especially Polish, within Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. LTC has at its disposal the documentation (instructions, guidelines, tutorials) and experienced employees able to solve problems connected with the use of tools, resources and systems.

The activities of the K-Centre form an integral part of the activities of the team that coordinates the activities of the CLARIN-PL consortium.

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Tour de CLARIN: CLARIAH-NL Workshops on Linked Data

On 12 September 2016, CLARIAH-NL organized the first in a series of workshops on Linked Data, which is a technological initiative that aims to ensure a greater degree of dynamic interoperability between language resources provided by the infrastructure. For instance, when Linked Data is applied to parliamentary corpora, as was the case in the CLARIN project Talk of Europe, the debates are enriched with extra layers of information in the sense that they are linked to their respective speakers, who are in turn annotated with biographic information, such as gender and political affiliation.

Find out more about the CLARIAH-NL series of workshops on Linked Data


Blog post about CLARIN Mobility Grant visit

Read the blog post ‘NLP Meets K-Pop at the Meertens Instituut’ written by Yin Yin Lu who received a CLARIN Mobility Grant in October 2017.

About the CLARIN Mobility Grants

Applications are invited from researchers and developers for support for short visits (typical duration: one week) between representatives of CLARIN sites to collaborate on building and using the CLARIN infrastructure. Read more about the CLARIN Mobility Grants and how to apply

Digital Youth in East Asia: Theoretical, Methodological, and Technical Issues
Written by Yin Yin Lu, with contributions from Martin Wynne

Read the blog post from the workshop: ‘Digital Youth in East Asia: Theoretical, Methodological, and Technical Issues’ that took place in October 2017 at ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles.

STePS: Swedish Text Profiling System

What is the relationship between text and language? Language technology tools allow us to capture various linguistic characteristics of a text, primarily based on words and sentences in terms of frequencies and automatic analyses of vocabulary, parts-of-speech, and grammatical relationships.

Read about it in the new blog post from SWE-CLARIN: STePS: Swedish Text Profiling System


The talks, presentations and interviews from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017 are now on VideoLectures.NET!


Workshop on interoperability of L2 resources and tools
6-8 December 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

The workshop aims at building a network of researchers, developers and users dealing with second language resources (e.g. corpora) and tools (e.g. error annotation tools) within the CLARIN context. It focusses on the needs of interoperability of L2 resources (second language learner corpora, written mode) and associated tools, since comparability of corpora and annotation will, ideally, enable comparative research across languages and national borders. However,  first the interested parties, relevant projects, corpora and tools need to be identified. Read more...
This workshop is financed by CLARIN ERIC


Second Call for SoBigData-funded Transnational Access 

SoBigData launched the Second Call for Transnational Access, a great opportunity for researchers, PHD students, and professionals to work with the SoBigData Research Infrastructure to carry forwards their own big data projects. SoBigData supports visits (between 1 week and 2 months) of researchers or teams to one of the installations of SoBigData that provides big data computing platforms, big social data resources, and cutting-edge computational methods to: 

  • Interact with the local experts
  • discuss research questions
  • run experiments on non-public datasets and methods
  • present results at workshops/seminars 

SoBigData welcomes applications from individuals with a scientific interest, professionals, start-ups and innovators that may benefit from research and training in data science and social media analytics.
The submission deadline is Sunday 10 December 2017

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Call for Participation: CLARIN Workshop “Translation memories, corpora, termbases: Bridges between translation studies and research infrastructures” 
8-9 February 2018, Vienna, Austria 

The CLARIN workshop “Translation memories, corpora, termbases: Bridges between translation studies and research infrastructures” is organised by the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, with the support of CLARIN.
Interested parties that would like to participate in the workshop are invited to apply before 14 December 2017.
For more information on the workshop goals and objectives and on how to apply, please visit the workshop webpage


Call for Papers: ParlaCLARIN@LREC2018
12 May 2018, Miyazaki , Japan (held in conjunction with LREC 2018, 7-12 May 2018)

Parliamentary data is a major source of socially relevant content. It is available in ever larger quantities, is multilingual, has rich metadata, and has the distinguishing characteristic that it is essentially a transcription of spoken language produced in controlled circumstances, which is now increasingly released also in audio and video formats. All those factors in combination require solutions related to its archiving, structuring, synchronization, visualization, querying and analysis. Furthermore, adequate approaches to its exploitation also have to take into account the need of researchers from vastly different Humanities and Social Sciences fields, such as political sciences, sociology, history, and psychology.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in compiling, annotating, structuring, linking and visualising parliamentary records that are suitable for research in a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We invite unpublished original work focusing on the collection, analysis and processing of parliamentary records.
We accept submission of long papers (up to 8 pages), short papers (up to 4 pages) and demo papers (up to 4 pages) to be presented as a long or short oral presentation at the workshop. The papers of the workshop will be published in online proceedings.
Read more about ParlaCLARIN@LREC2018 and the submission of papers

Call for Papers: TA-COS 2018 (2nd Workshop on Text Analytics for Cybersecurity and Online Safety)
12 May 2018, Miyazaki , Japan (held in conjunction with LREC 2018, 7-12 May 2018)

The TA-COS workshop aims to bring together researchers that have an active interest in the development and application of text analytics systems in the broad context of cybersecurity. The organizers welcome research papers on text analytics and text mining approaches that (1) help reduce the exposure to harmful content on the Internet, (2) detect illegal online activities and (3) monitor user-generated content in the context of real-life security threats.
This workshop will allow for fruitful discussions on technological advances, privacy issues, data acquisition methods and other common goals and challenges that researchers face when deploying language technology tools for cybersecurity applications.
For more details on the first run of the workshop, including the proceedings of the workshop, please visit the TA-COS website


Call for Papers MOMENT2018@LREC2018
12 May 2018, Miyazaki , Japan (held in conjunction with LREC 2018, 7-12 May 2018)

The first call for papers of the workshop MOMENT2018@LREC2018: Multilingualism at the intersection of Knowledge Bases and Machine Translation is now open. The deadline for submission is 12 January 2018.

For the complete Call for Papers, please visit the MOMENT2018 website

Call for Papers: 4REAL Workshop 2018
12 May 2018, Miyazaki , Japan (held in conjunction with LREC 2018, 7-12 May 2018

The call for papers for the 4REAL Workshop 2018 on Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language is open. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2018.

For the complete Call for Papers, please visit the 4REAl workshop webpage

ICAME 39 – Second Call for Papers
30 May – 3 June 2018, Tampere, Finland

The 39th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English will be proudly hosted by The University of Tampere in Finland. The theme of ICAME 39 is Corpus Linguistics and Changing Society. The organisers invite abstracts for full papers, work-in-progress reports, software demonstrations, and posters on any topic related to this conference theme.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2017.
Read the full Call for Papers


Call for Paper - Extended deadline: CEDIL18
30 May 30- 1 June 2018, Grenoble, France

The deadline for the submission of papers for CEDIL18 is extended to 4 December 2017 (original deadline was 17 November 2017).  

The 4th CEDIL conference will be devoted to digital technologies and discuss major contemporary issue: What have digital technologies changed? Linguistic and language teaching perspectives.

This scientific event, held every four years, provides an opportunity for useful discussions within the international young research community as it allows them to access to the scientific network of their field as well as to discover new methodologies of work (data collection and data processing, providing evidence based corpora etc.).  This event also contributes to the training of young researchers while encouraging real scientific progress.

Read the Call for Papers


Call for Papers: TALC 2018 
18 - 21 July 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom

TALC 2018 invites submission of abstracts for presentations, posters, software demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and short presentations. The submission deadline is 15 January 2018 .

Read the Call For Papers
The TaLC conferences offer an engaging platform for researchers, teachers, practitioners and software developers to share their ideas on how corpus resources and tools for analysis can be useful in/for language teaching, language learning and language education. They aim to promote classroom applications of language corpora, data-driven learning, as well as the creation of corpus- informed teaching materials and other resources, and foster discussion between practitioners, researchers and theorists from all over the world.


14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference
20-22 September 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL at Georgia State University
(GSU) is excited to host the 14th Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics
Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of 250 to 300 words (not including references) for 25-minute papers (20-minute presentation + 5 minutes for questions) and posters on any aspect of corpus linguistics. Abstracts will undergo anonymous review. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February 2018.
Read the Call for Papers