CLARIN Newsflash September 2018

CLARIN 2018 Countdown

CLARIN2018 is approaching! The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives of the communities in the humanities and social sciences. The conference will take place from 8 till 10 October in Pisa, Italy.

The Conference programme includes keynote speeches by James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, USA) and Costanza Navarretta (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); 21 oral and 23 poster and demo presentations. The CLARIN2018 Book of Abstracts contains abstracts of invited talks, oral presentations and posters. Proceedings of CLARIN2018 with full abstracts can be found here.

Be sure to follow the event on Twitter and Facebook via #CLARIN2018!

In the spotlight: Depositing Services 

Did you know that over 20 CLARIN centres are providing a depositing service?Researchers with language data that needs to be sustainably stored in a repository can make use of this service. In addition to the pure storage, these centres are also available to assist with the technical and organisational details.

Why storing research data in a CLARIN repository?

  • Long-term archiving: a storage guarantee can be given for a long period
  • Resources can be cited easily with a persistent identifier.
  • The resources and their metadata will be integrated into the infrastructure, making it possible to search them efficiently.
  • Password-protected resources can be made available via an institutional login.
  • Once resources are integrated in the CLARIN infrastructure, they can be analyzed and enriched more easily with various linguistic tools.

Learn more about our depositing services


Tour de CLARIN: Lithuania

Our next stop on the Tour de CLARIN is Lithuania. The Lithuanian consortium CLARIN-LT has been a full member of CLARIN since 2015. It consists of three partner universities – Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas Technology University and Vilnius University.

The first blog post from Lithuania is an introduction to the consortium while the second one is about the tool Colloc, an experimental tool aimed at the automatic identification of Multiword Expressions (MWEs) developed at the CLARIN-LT centre.

Read more


Blog post about ESSLLI 2018 (European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 

Read the blog post written by Petya Osenova (Sofia University) on the 30th jubilee edition of ESSLLI 2018 (European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information) that took place from 6 to 17 August 2018 at Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.


German version of the international standard of Persistent identification and sustainable access (PISA) in Language Resource Management 

The German version of the international standard specifies the requirements for Persistent Identifiers ( ) and for the use of PIDs to cite language resources in publications. This international standard provides the minimum requirements for an efficient use of PIDs in the field of language resources and refers to different relevant norms and common procedures.

Dr. Thorsten Trippel (CLARIN-DUniversity of TĂĽbingen) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt (IDS Mannheim) were involved with this publication, they worked together with the technical committee in Germany, as well as with international experts.


Video: CLARIN workshop – Translation memories, corpora, termbases

The ACDH of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna organized the CLARIN user involvement workshop “Translation memories, corpora, termbases: Bridges between translation studies and research infrastructures”. The workshop brought together researchers and trainers in translation studies from around the world,to show the potential of using research infrastructures, resources and tools for translation studies. There were hands-on sessions with digital tools, and discussions about integrating research infrastructures and their services into translation training and research. The workshop took place in Vienna on 8-9 February 2018.

You can read more about the workshop and the outcomes in the blogpost and you can watch the workshop video on YouTube.


DH Estonia 2018: Data, humanities & language: tools & applications
26-28 September 2018 Tartu, Estonia

DH Estonia 2018 (the 6th Estonina Digital Humanities Conference) seeks to share knowledge and support co-operation in digital humanities in Estonia and internationally. This year the main focus is on methods, applications and tools for working with textual data and language. The conference aims to develop a stronger community in digital humanities in Estonia and neighbouring countries.

Read more about DH Estonia

The conference is followed by the 8th Conference Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective( on September 27-29.

Europeana Research Grants Programme 2018: Call for Submissions

Europeana invites early career scholars of all nationalities and in any field of the humanities to explore the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection and to submit projects that are transnational in scope. To find out more about the research grants, including eligibility, terms and conditions and how to submit your proposal, please visit the Europeana call for submissions page.

The deadline for submissions is 5 October 2018.

HunCLARIN: Seminar on Speech and Language Technology Tools
19 October 2018, Szeged, Hungary

The seminar on Speech and Language Technology Tools is organized by HunCLARINJuhász Gyula Faculty of Pedagogy at the University of Szeged and the Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language.

The aim of the seminar is to provide researchers, teachers and students working in the humanities and social sciences a broad view of the corpora and state-of-the-art software in speech and language processing developed for Hungarian, mostly as part of the activities of HunCLARIN.

Participation is free upon registration. Registration is open until 15 October 2018. All presentations will be in Hungarian.

This seminar is supported by CLARIN ERIC.

Read more about the seminar and how to register

Corpora at the interface between research and vocational training 
16 November 2018, Clermont-Ferrand, France

The Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Langage in Clermont-Ferrand (France) will host a CLARIN User Involvement Event. The study day Lier recherche et formation professionnelle: des corpus à l’interface will bring together researchers, trainers, and practitioners in the fields of language sciences, education, and healthcare to discuss ways in which multimodal research corpora can be exploited from a pedagogical perspective for vocational training.

Read more about the aims of this study day and the speakers

Participation is free, but registration is necessary, and is open until 31 October 2018. Presentations will be in French.

CFP: Workshop on eLexicography: Between Digital Humanities and Artificial Intelligence 
6 December 2018, Galway, Ireland

ELEXIS is organizing a Workshop on eLexicography: Between Digital Humanities and Artificial Intelligence co-located with the EADH 2018 Conference: "Data in Digital Humanities".

For more information about the workshop and the call for papers, please visit the workshop website

Deadline for submissions is 19 October 2018.

First joint call for Workshop Proposals: ACL / EMNLP-IJCNLP / NAACL 2019 

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing & International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP), and the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association  for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with ACL 2019, EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019, or NAACL HLT 2019. The organisers solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL communities. Workshops will be held at one of the following conference venues:

  • ACL 2019 will be held in Florence, Italy, July 28 - August 2, 2019, with workshops to be held on August 1-2, 2019:
  • NAACL HLT 2019 will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 2 - June 7, 2019 with workshops to be held on June 6-7, 2019:
  • EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 will be held later in 2019 (after the other two conferences). Exact details on dates and venue for EMNLP-IJCNLP workshops will be announced later.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 6 November 2018.

Read the full call

Call for Papers: Graph Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling, Access, Comparison 
18-19 Jan 2019, Mainz,Germany

The Call for papers for a two day international exploratory conference organized by the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur is now open. The purpose of this conference is to cast a wide net, soliciting contributions that represent the many applications that humanities researchers are currently finding for graphs​.Proposals (between 300 and 500 words, excluding bibliographic references) should be submitted by 15 October 2018.

Read the full call for papers

Call for Paper: International conference “e-dictionaries and e-lexicography” 
10 and 11 May 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia

The Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics and the Croatian Web Dictionary – Mrežnik (a research project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation) invite researchers to submit paper proposals for the international conference “e-dictionaries and e-lexicography”.

The aim of the conference is to bring together experts in e-lexicography, computational linguists, and software developers from Croatia and abroad.

Read the full call for papers

Call for papers, workshops and tutorials: LDK 2019 
20-22 May 2019, Leipzig, Germany

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 full call for papers

This conference 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. This builds upon the success of the inaugural event held in Galway, Ireland in 2017.

You are also invited to submit proposals for workshop and tutorials to be held on May 20, 2019 in conjunction LDK 2019 in Leipzig, Germany.



PhD program in Natural Language Processing 
Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The Language Technology research group (SprĂĄkbanken) in the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg invites applications for one (or more) fully funded four-year PhD position(s) in Natural language processing. The application deadline is midnight (24.00) CET, 1 October, 2018.

Learn more about the PhD program and on how to apply