Do you need support to find, analyse, describe, or archive research data? The research-oriented infrastructure CLARIN-D for the Humanities and Social Sciences can help you with all language-related resources. The CLARIN-D centres cover a wide range of expertise ranging from syntactically annotated text corpora to psycholinguistic experiments, from historical texts to lexical resources, from speech databases to highly interoperable speech technology tools and web-based services for language and speech processing, and more. CLARIN-D helps you to find and access a wide range of data and tools as well as expertise from fellow scientists. CLARIN-D also assists you in devising data management plans that help you manage the full life cycle of your research data. This includes dealing with ethical and legal questions as well as securing the long-term archiving of your data.
CLARIN-D is a digital infrastructure for language and speech resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and it is here to stay. The CLARIN-D expertise is built on a network of specialist institutes of international repute.
CLARIN-D is user-centred: it provides Humanities and Social Sciences scholars with standardised resources and technologies, so that they can focus on answering research questions rather than having to cope with complex technological detail. CLARIN-D fosters the propagation of resources and tools so that fellow scientists can profit from prior research more easily.
Your research results can be integrated into CLARIN-D as a new resource and thus be provided for further research.
The backbone of the CLARIN-D infrastructure is a network of interconnected complementary centers. Those centres are characterized by high levels of competence and an international reputation.
- Infrastructure for resources and software tools
- Metadata for speech and language resources
- Virtual working environments based on cloud computing
- Long-term access and archiving of data
- Curation of domain-specific resources
- Guidelines for copyright and data protection
- Training and instruction
- Help desk and technical support
Users of CLARIN tools, data and services look for ways of citing CLARIN in their publications, just as they are used to do in their academic work. Besides citing data by their persistent identificators (handles), or tools by the accompanying publications, they may cite the following publications dealing with CLARIN in general:
- Hinrichs, E.; Krauwer, S. (2014): The CLARIN Research Infrastructure: Resources and Tools for E-Humanities Scholars. In: N. Calzolari et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14). 1525–1531. ELRA, Reykjavík, Island. Available at http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/pdf/415_Paper.pdf.
- Hinrichs, E.; Trippel, T. (2017): CLARIN-D: eine Forschungsinfrastruktur für die sprachbasierte Forschung in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. In: Bibliothek - Forschung und Praxis, 1 (41). Available at: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/bfup.2017.41.issue-1/bfp-2017-0015/bfp-2017-0015.pdf.
CLARIN-D is a widespread infrastructure in which the single research institutes build a network. The current centres are:
Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
Institute for the German Language, Mannheim
Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen
Hamburg Centre for Language Corpora, University of Hamburg
Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
English Linguistics and Translation Science, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart