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This week CLARIN-NL project PoliMedia has won the prestigious international LinkedUp Challenge at the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva. The LinkedUp Challenge is a competition for groundbreaking tools and applications that analyse and/or integrate o


Dieter Van Uytvanck works on the technical development of the online ‘laboratory’ CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities). The CLARIAH facility does not exist yet, but will be built based on work already done in the CLARIN and DARIAH projects and on the infrastructure created by them.

Centre Registry introductory screen

The CLARIN Centre registry lists all CLARIN centres together with contact persons, address and level of services. But why is the centre registry so essential in a distributed infrastructure such as CLARIN?

Nebraska Union of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This past week, I attended the Digital Humanities 2013. Following the highly successful DH 2012 conference held at the University of Hamburg, DH 2013 once again attracted a high number of participants from around the world. Without a doubt, Digital Humanities has become the premier international conference for reporting on cutting-edge Digital Humanities research and for providing a comprehensive overview of the field.


On Friday July 5, 2013, I visited the workshop Research Infrastructures towards 2020 organized by the EuroRisNet+ project at the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Macau in Lisbon, Portugal.


In a letter of June 23rd, 2013, CLARIN ERIC officially announced its withdrawal from the Licences for Europe dialogue (LfE). In a letter to the chair persons of the Working Group 4 of the Licences for Europe dialogue, the executive director of the CLARIN ERIC, Steven Krauwer, expressed the interest of the research community and explained the discontinuation of participation.


CLARIN ERIC congratulates the 9 CLARIN-D centres that successfully passed the centre assessment. After going through a thorough procedure, in which both technical and organisational aspects were checked, the Assessment Committee gave a positive judgement for all the centres involved.


It was in 2008 when we started to think about web services for the eHumanities. In these times, many doubts were expressed: can the web service technology deal with big amounts of data? How can we build asynchronous workflows? REST or SOAP? Today, most of these questions are answered one way or the other.


Recently The Language Archive has launched a new portal to the DOBES Archive, which contains documentation material of more than one hundred endangered languages.


I am very happy to take up this month the position of CLARIN ERIC Director for User Involvement. I already know a lot of people in the CLARIN family from my earlier involvement on the executive committee of the CLARIN preparatory phase project, and from many years of working with lots of researchers across Europe on numerous projects.