Tour de CLARIN: Poland

The Polish consortium CLARIN-PL is a founding member of CLARIN and has been operating since 2012. The centre is based at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Department of Artificial Intelligence) and is coordinated by Maciej Piasecki. The centre synchronises the development of resources and tools, ensures the maintenance of technical facilities and conducts activities aimed at popularising language engineering solutions in the academic environment by organising workshops and consultations, as well as by editing training materials. 

The CLARIN-PL Consortium comprises six scientific units: Wrocław University of Science and Technology (project leader), the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Łódź, the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Wrocław and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology.

In Poland, the unit responsible for the implementation of the goals set for CLARIN ERIC is the CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre (type B- and K-centres) located at Wrocław University of Technology. The most important function of the centre is to maintain and make available IT tools (software), data resources and machines equipped with appropriate computing power. The above elements constitute the basic infrastructure necessary for language processing. Importantly, although CLARIN-PL focuses on Polish, the centre is open for cooperation with other languages as well. Thus far, it has incorporated more than 10 languages in its tools and services.

For a more detailed introduction, see the articles in Tour de CLARIN Volume I and Volume IV.