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Maarten van Gompel

The 2015 CLARIN Young Scientist Award has been awarded to Maarten van Gompel of the Radboud University Nijmegen for his groundbreaking work on FoLiA and CLAM. The award ceremony took place at the annual CLARIN Conference, held this year in Wrocław, Poland.

We are happy to announce that Italy has joined CLARIN ERIC on 1 October 2015, becoming its 16th full member.
Photo: Eric Brinkhorst
As of 1 September 2015, Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong has taken up her post of Executive Director of CLARIN ERIC.
Norway joined the CLARIN ERIC on 1 Oct 2015, bringing the total number of full members up to fifteen.

The VLO facted browser, now at its new host, has been upgraded to version 3.3. The major addition to this version is the support for advanced querying.

CLARIN ERIC has received two years funding from the EC for a stronger central technical hub, an improved website and for bringing in new countries and user communities. The kick-off meeting on 9th September brought most key participants together.
The CLARIN Young Scientist Award is given annually to an outstanding young scientist or engineer in recognition of major contributions to the areas of language resource building, tool development, and knowledge sharing.

The conference proceedings in this volume present a selection of the highlights of the CLARIN 2014 Annual Conference in which members of the CLARIN community share their experiences and results.

Talk of Europe Creative Camp
CLARIN has some very diverse communities of current and potential users. How should we identify them, and how should we prioritize them in our outreach activities?
Collage of CLARIN-UK members
The UK is the latest addition to the fast-growing CLARIN family, joining as an Observer in July 2015.