We are happy to announce that the The Language Council of Sweden (Språkrådet) has been officially recognized as a CLARIN K-Centre.
The Language Council of Sweden (Språkrådet) is a language planning organization with a mission to monitor and promote the use of languages and language infrastructure in Sweden according to the objectives of the Swedish language policy. The Language Council is part of the Institute for Language and Folklore which is a public authority and a research institute. Its mission is to collect, preserve, process and disseminate scientific knowledge and material concerning the Swedish language, the national minority languages, the Swedish sign language and Swedish dialects, as well as other parts of the intangible cultural heritage of Sweden.
CLARIN K-Centre at The Language Council of Sweden
The centre is placed in Stockholm at the Language Council which has expertise in language technology, corpus linguistics and language counselling. It produces and offers access to and information about dictionaries and term lists, such as the multi-lingual Lexin dictionary of Swedish minority languages, which will be part of the CLARIN infrastructure. The authority also holds spoken and written collections of dialect and folklore material, which ought to be made accessible through Swe-Clarin to as large an extent as possible.
The centre will be in a good position to promote the CLARIN infrastructure and offer general support and advice, so that researchers easily can find and make use of the resources in their research. The information dissemination and counseling activities will be coordinated with all of the other Swe-Clarin centres. The centre will cooperate closely with Språkbanken in Gothenburg in producing and managing lexical and corpus data, and with KTH in handling speech data.
Apply to be recognized as a K-Centre
Have you considered to have your centre recognized as a CLARIN K-Centre, either on your own or together with other partners (possibly in other countries)? You can do so with not too much effort, and you can do so even if you are not active in CLARIN yet, and even if you are not in a CLARIN member country. For more information, have a look at the page on knowledge centres, in particular the instructions for applicants. It is also possible for an institution to join an existing distributed K-Centre as one more partner if you have expertise in the same area.