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CLARIN for Oral History

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 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