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CLARIN Café: A new CLARIN Resource Family for Lexical Semantic Change Research

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General Information  

Date: 5 July 2023

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST)

Location: CLARIN virtual Zoom meeting

This CLARIN Café is organised by Barbara McGillivray (King’s College London), Fahad Khan (CNR-ILC) and Paola Marongiu (University of Neuchâtel) in collaboration with CLARIN, CLARIN-IT and CLARIN-UK. The CLARIN host is Francesca Frontini.

A full overview of planned Café sessions can be found on the CLARIN Café page.


The field of lexical semantic change (LSC) has attracted growing interest recently. However, the available resources and tools to conduct this type of research are currently scattered across different CLARIN Resource Families (CRF) or are not even included in any CRF at all. In this CLARIN Café we will present our groundwork for the creation of a new CRF for LSC research. As our preliminary work mainly focuses on historical languages, and Latin in particular, we would like to solicit contributions from the CLARIN community to cover further languages. The event will be accompanied by a tutorial document, explaining how the components of the CRF can be used for LSC research for the CLARIN website. This event is suitable for the entire CLARIN community, and especially researchers in the field of diachronic semantics, annotation of word senses, and the construction of resources and tools for research on lexical semantics and LSC.


  • Barbara McGILLIVRAY (King’s College London)
  • Fahad KHAN (CNR-ILC)
  • Paola MARONGIU (University of Neuchâtel)

Guest speakers

  • Florentina ARMASELU (University of Luxembourg)
  • Sabine TITTEL (University of Heidelberg)

How to Join

Please register for free using this link in order to receive the meeting room details. 


14:00 - 14:10 Opening and CLARIN 1-0-1 by Francesca Frontini, Member of the CLARIN Board of Directors

14.10 - 14.45 Barbara McGillivray, Fahad Khan, Paola Marongiu (introduction to the new CRF)

14.50 - 15.20 Florentina Armaselu + questions (20 presentation + 10 Q&A)

15.20 - 15.50 Round Table

15.50 - 16.00 Closing remarks