CLARIN works with various communities to collaborate on research projects, to find out requirements for language technology services, and to support the curation of linguistic data. Starting with a workshop in April 2016, CLARIN has embarked on a number of activities relating to working with oral history archive materials, including:
- extending and maintaining a registry of oral history collections in Europe,
- making oral history collections visible via the Virtual Language Observatory,
- a 'hackathon' to work on mini-projects with oral history and develop case studies of good practice,
- publishing how-to guides including screencast videos on how to transcribe, align and search oral collections,
- developing support services to make it easier to find and use NLP tools in oral history research,
- development of new collaborative projects, including crowdsourcing elements to involve the public in transcriptions.
A CLARIN working group has set up a website http://www.oralhistory.eu/ where more information about the ongoing work can be found.
An overview of the events organised up till now with CLARIN support and/or funding can be found below.
Please get in touch if you'd like to get involved!
Overview of events organised (with links to the programmes, slides and some video recordings):
|14 - 16 February 2019||AISV 2019||Arezzo||Italy|
|19 - 21 September 2018||Oral History & Technology - München workshop||Munich||Germany|
|10 - 12 May 2017||CLARIN workshop on Oral History & Technology||Arezzo||Italy|
|18 - 19 April 2016||CLARIN-PLUS workshop: "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives"||Oxford||United Kingdom|