New Appointments to the CLARIN Scientific Advisory Board
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.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
New Courses on dariahTeach
Seven open educational resources (OERs), developed as part of the Dimpah project, are now available at the dariahTeach platform, including Data Analysis with Python, Text Analysis: Linguistic Meets Data Science, Digital Historical Research on European Historical Newspaper with NewsEye Platform, Netnography, E-Spectator Digital Tool for Analysis of Performing Arts, Design, Development and Deployment of Augmented Reality Applications and Introduction to Knowledge Organization Systems.
EVENTS & CALLS
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
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’.
JOBS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
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