CLARIN Newsflash September 2023


New Appointments to the CLARIN Scientific Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce that Jan Odijk and Benoît Sagot will become members of CLARIN’s Scientific Advisory Board ( ) for a term of three years, starting from October 2023.

The SAB is responsible for providing input to the General Assembly through advice on strategic matters, such as new initiatives and work plans. In addition, the SAB supports the evaluation of the work and the services offered by CLARIN.

New CLARIN Ambassadors

We are pleased to announce that Cristina Vertan and Michal Mochtak have been appointed CLARIN Ambassadors for a term of two years, starting from October 2023. The CLARIN Ambassadors Programme aims to raise awareness and encourage participation in disciplines and communities that are not yet fully integrated in CLARIN. 


PID-Enabled LATEX Template for LREC-COLING2024

CLARIN promotes good data science citation practices, and adheres to the Tromsø recommendations for citation of research data in linguistics. In particular, CLARIN ensures that the data and services shared within our distributed infrastructure are correctly cited and that their authors get the credit and recognition they deserve. This is achieved by facilitating the citation of language resources with their CLARIN handle - an important step towards measuring the impact of our data and our infrastructure. For LREC-COLING 2024, CLARIN now shares a Latex template, which enables citations of language resources with a alongside ELRA's International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN).


MATEO: Easy and Accessible Machine Translation Evaluation 

With the rapid developments in machine translation ( ) in recent years, improved evaluation methods are needed in order to determine which translation system is best for a given dataset, language pair or domain. MATEO (MAchine Translation Evaluation Online) is a new, user-friendly tool for both experts and non-experts that answers a growing need for easy and accessible evaluation of machine translation. The software was developed by Bram Vanroy, Arda Tezcan, Lieve Macken and Michaël Lumingu from Ghent University, and was funded by a CLARIN Bridging Gaps grant after getting seed funding from the European Association for Machine Translation. 

New: Technical Open Hour

As an experiment, CLARIN now hosts a monthly open hour on CLARIN technology. You can join virtually and ask our developers and infrastructure specialists any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome to join!

Workshop: Navigating the Language Archive & Other Online Corpora 

5 October 2023, Nijmegen, Netherlands (hybrid event)

In this two-hour hybrid workshop, Paul Trilsbeek (research data manager and the head of the Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics) will talk about how to find and use online data repositories and corpora for linguistics research, including how to navigate the wide world of online corpora and find the resources that you need. A special focus will be on The Language Archive, one of the largest data repositories of language resources. The workshop is being organised by MEDAL (Methodological Excellence in Data-Driven Approaches to Linguistics), with funding from the EU and UKRI.





Call for Papers: LREC-COLING 2024

20-25 May 2024, Turin, Italy (hybrid event)

Organised as a hybrid event, the conference brings together researchers and practitioners in computational linguistics, speech, multimodality, and natural language processing. 

Deadline for submissions: 13 October 2023

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Fair Digital Objects Conference

20-22 March 2024, Berlin, Germany 

The second Fair Digital Objects Conference will be held in Berlin under the slogan ‘FAIR Digital Objects: From Theory to Practice’.



Researcher-in-Residence 2024

National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague

This programme offers two positions for 2024 and is a unique chance for early-career researchers of all disciplines to work in the library with the Digital Scholarship team and KB data.

Deadline for applications: 29 September 2023