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Every month, CLARIN publishes a newsflash with an overview of what has been happening at CLARIN ERIC, the national consortia, etc. Subscribing to it is the ideal way of staying informed.


With this Special Issue of the CLARIN Newsflash we would like to highlight two important news items from the upcoming February Newsflash, that require urgent attention due to their deadlines.


A metadata curation meeting, attended by 14 representatives of various CLARIN-affiliated institutions, was held with the aim to establish a value normalisation scheme for selected facets in the VLO on the basis of an agreed-upon controlled vocabulary, as well as to perform hands-on work on normalisation. Read more in this blog post by Jakob Lenardič.


We’re looking to hire an experienced Financial Assistant (0.6 – 1.0 FTE) who feels at home in an (international) scientific environment and is able to support the Financial Officer in managing financial-related tasks for CLARIN ERIC.


On 30 January 2018, Science Europe and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) co-hosted a workshop in Brussels to discuss how to manage research data in an era of Open Science. The initiative was also presented and discussed at this workshop, which gathered over a hundred interested participants from the EU institutions, research organisations, and data expert groups, including CLARIN ERIC Executive Director Fransicka de Jong.


Tour de CLARIN highlights prominent User Involvement (UI) activities of a particular CLARIN national consortium. This time the focus is on Poland and Dr Maciej Maryl, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The following interview took place via Skype and was conducted and transcribed by Jakob Lenardič.


A budget of € 20.000 is available for (co-)financing of CLARIN User Involvement events to be organized by representatives of the national consortia.


The PARTHENOS e-Humanities and e-Heritage Webinar Series provide an opportunity to explore the new possibilities arising from the digital and infrastructural developments in the Humanities and Cultural Heritage research.


Learn more about plWordNet (Polish Słowosieć), a (large) lexico-semantic network reflecting (the current content and structure of) the Polish lexical system and inspired by the Princeton University WordNet – the very first wordnet, which has been in development since the 1980s.


Blogpost about the CLARIN workshop on Interoperability of Second Language Resources and Tools written by Elena Volodina, Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg (Swe-Clarin).


The book CLARIN in the Low Countries has been published. This book (Odijk, van Hessen eds.) describes the results of activities undertaken to construct the CLARIN research infrastructure in the Netherlands and in Flanders.