The CLARIN Annual Conference 2023 took place in the historic city of Leuven from Monday, 16 October until Thursday, 19 October. The conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives of the communities of use in the humanities and social sciences.
The program of the main conference was enriched with different workshops and committee meetings, including K-Centre workshop, EuReCo Workshop and Using CLARIN in Training and Education. The conference program also included a PhD poster session, where doctoral student of the University of Latvia Kristina Korneliusa participated with the poster "Applying CLARIN Tools for Multidimensional Analysis of Subjectivity in Different Types of News Produced by Native Speakers and Speakers of English as a Foreign Language". CLARIN-LV together with CLARIN-LT also participated at CLARIN Bazaar with poster presentation about SAFMORIL Knowledge Centre.
On September 12, 2023, CLARIN-LV in cooperation with digitalhumanities.lv and the DHELI project, organized the CLARIN-LV annual conference "Latest language resources and tools for digital humanities". After introduction from the Ministry of Education and Science and overview of the Higher Education and Science IT Shared Service Centre two keynotes were presented CLARIN ERIC and DARIAH EU representatives. At first Maciej Ogrodniczuk (CLARIN ERIC) introduced to ParlaMint: Multilingual Comparable Corpora of Parliamentary Debates for Digital Humanities. Next, Edward Gray (DARIAH EU) presented The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities: How DARIAH Helps Enable SSH Researchers. These keynotes were followed by presentations from Institute of Latvian Language, Latvian National Library, Rēzekne Technology Academy, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts, Livonian Institute and Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. All presentations from the conference is available from CLARIN-LV website here.
The conference gathered about 40 participants, including representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science, University of Latvia (UL), Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (UL), Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts (UL), Latvian National Library, Institute of Latvian Language (UL), Livonian Institute (UL), Rēzekne Technology Academy, Rīga Stradiņš University and other institutions.
The Digital Humanities workshop "Humanities in the digital age: Securing innovation and empowering democracy" took place on April 26 at the European Parliament. The event was organized by the STOA panel vice-chair MEP Ivars Ījabs, assisted by the DHELI project, in cooperation with DARIAH-EU and CLARIN ERIC research infrastructures.
During the workshop, Maciej OGRODNICZUK (CLARIN-PL) presented multilingual comparable corpora of parliamentary sessions ParlaMint, while Normunds Grūzītis (CLARIN-LV) introduced to the SELMA project and its contribution to Innovation in multilingual media monitoring. All presentations and workshop booklet is available from the workshop page.
The 5th World Congress of Latvian Scientists "Research Latvia" took place in Riga from 27th to 29th June 2023.
CLARIN-LV participated in this congress with several poster presentations. The overview of CLARIN infrastructure and CLARIN-LV offers for researchers were presented in poster presentation "Latvian language in CLARIN Research Infrastructure – Important Step towards Digital Language Equality (DLE)", while presentation "Korpuss.lv and Tēzaurs.lv for Digital Humanities and Language Technology Development" introduced to the two important Latvian language resources: National corpus collection korpuss.lv un electronic lexicon tezaurs.lv. Another important initiative Balsu talka was presented in poster "Talka – Crowdsourced Open Latvian Speech Dataset". Finally, Sanita Reinsone from the Institute of Literature, Folklore and arts (University of Latvia) participated in panel discussion "Digitalization and human".
On January 2023, after finishing successfully assessment by CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board, CLARIN-LV National Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technologies in Latvia has been certified as a CLARIN B-centre. The CLARIN-LV repository was set up in March 2020. CLARIN B-centres constitute the backbone of the European Infrastructure, offering the scientific community access to resources, services and knowledge on a sustainable basis.
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