2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Early Career CLARIN Researcher Awarded to Roberts Darģis

Submitted by Julia Misersky on 26 September 2022

About the Winner

Roberts Darģis is a PhD candidate at the University of Latvia (UL) and researcher at Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia (IMCS UL), the leading CLARIN-LV partner. 

Darģis’ efforts with regards to CLARIN have been manifold: Not only is Darģis a member of Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres ( ), he is also a contributor to CLARIN’s flagship project ParlaMint, the Latvian corpora platform Korpuss.lv, and  involved in the development and integration of Latvian tools.

Darģis’ significant contribution to ParlaMint is reflected in the text and speech corpora building, as well as tool and service development. Darģis is a key software and data developer for the Latvian National Corpora Collection (LNCC), where he dedicates his time to the development of Korpuss.lv. Darģis is a leading technical developer of many Latvian corpora registered in the CLARIN-LV repository, and has developed a federated search facility that has increased the number of queries and sessions for all LNCC corpora due to better discoverability. 


The Award Ceremony

The awards are named in honour of Steven Krauwer, the first Executive Director of CLARIN , and are awarded annually. 

The Steven Krauwer Award for Early Career CLARIN Researcher was initiated in 2014 and is awarded to an outstanding young scientist or engineer for major contributions towards building language resources, developing tools and sharing knowledge. 

The award ceremony took place during the CLARIN Annual Conference of 2022, a hybrid event held in Prague from 10 to 12 October. Darģis received a certificate and a monetary prize of 500 Euros.