CLARIN-CH co-branded events in 2023

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Doctoral workshop: Digging into Data - Methods for the Collection and Mining of Various Types of Linguistic Data

The doctoral workshop Digging into Data: Methods for the Collection and Mining of Various Types of Linguistic Data is an international workshop which is aimed at doctoral students as well as postgraduate students and everybody else interested, particularly those working with different types of linguistic data within different linguistic fields, e.g. historical (socio)linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, etc.

The workshop will be held at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) on 5-6 September 2023.

You can register via CUSO - doctoral school from occidental Switzerland within its programme in English language and literature here. You do not need to be a member of CUSO to register.

Call for papers: Doctoral students are also invited to give a 20-minute talk on an aspect of their research, which can range from a fully-fledged paper to a work-in-progress report. If interested in giving a talk, please send an email to Mark Iten with a title and a brief abstract (c. 150 words) by Wednesday, 16 August 2023.

IPrA Mentoring Webinars

The International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) Mentoring Program is organizing its second online seminar on the theme of Qualitative vs. quantitative methods? An approach to qualitative questions in applied linguistics using Swiss-AL-Workbench.

In applied linguistics, qualitative and quantitative methods are equally established. With the rapid development of corpus analytical methods and the availability of large databases, the possibilities to address applied linguistic research questions that traditionally were answered qualitatively have expanded. Qualitative approaches may include quantitative approaches, allowing for verification, extension, and the generation of new, intertwined questions. Using the Swiss-AL-Workbench – the largest Swiss text database which is situated at ZHAW’s School of Applied Linguistics – and examples from applied linguistics, it will be explained how qualitative questions can be approached using quantitative methods and then turned again into qualitative analysis.

When: Friday, 2 June 2023, 15:00-17:00 CEST
Where: online via zoom


Philipp Dreesen (ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics)
Klaus Rothenhäusler (ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics)

Workshop Korpuslinguistische Schreibforschung: Produkt- und Prozessdaten

The workshop (UNIBAS, March 21 and 22, 2023) brings together writing researchers from the German-speaking areas who are engaged in researching product and process data from the domain of “scientific writing”, “propaedeutic writing”, “student writing” in German as L1 or L2, and to get to know the projects and research data of others. In addition, the interest in shared infrastructures (data storage, data processing, data management, evaluation of process and product data) will be explored and discussed. Ideally, concrete collaborations or plans for joint project applications will emerge directly which could contribute to a sustainable handling of research data in the future.

Writing research has been working mostly with larger or smaller text collections which are analysed manually or (partially) automatically with corpus tools for specific questions. However, these corpora are only collected for one research project and are only exploited selectively after completion of the project; a further use of the data for third parties is often not intended – in view of the great effort involved in data collection, this is not a very sustainable procedure. The same is true for recent writing process research, which records writing processes by means of keystroke-logging or other forms of digitized recording; these process data have hardly been processed for further use so far. One of the aim is thus to hope to identify common interests, and explore possibilities to share data and infrastructure. Ideally, concrete collaborations or plans for joint project applications (to be submitted to SNSF and/or DFG) will emerge directly.

The workshop is organised by Dr. Mirjam Weder (University of Basel) and Prof. Dr. Cerstin Mahlow (ZHAW).

Linguists in tech: closing the skills gap

This workshop is the second Swiss multiplier event of the UPSKILLS project. It will take place at the University of Geneva on 21-22 April 2023. Its goal is to bring together members of academia and companies across Switzerland to work on improving employability of language and linguistics students. Why is this necessary? Because language and linguistics students are generally excluded from the job market working with language data due to the fact that the relevant university curricula do not provide adequate training in a narrow range of technical domains.

The Linguists in tech: closing the skills gap workshop will present the needs analyses that led to the planification and the design of a repository of didactic material targetting at bridging the mismatch between what the job market needs and what is currently offered to language and linguistics students. The event will also revolve around several social moments to favour informal exchanges between guests from the industry and the academic community.

Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to take part in the event. The participation is free. To register, please fill in this form before March 20 at the latest.

SwissText - Swiss Text Analytics Conference

CLARIN-CH is an academic partner of the 8th Swiss Text Analytics Conference (SwissText) (June 12-14, 2023, Neuchâtel), organized by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the data innovation alliance.

SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. For more details, please read here.

Winter School on Corpus Data for the Analysis of Discourse, Interactions and Arguments

CLARIN-CH is an academic partner of the Winter School on Corpus Data for the Analysis of Discourse, Interactions and Arguments (February 7-9, 2023, Lugano), organised by the UniversitĂ  della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

The main goal of the Winter School is to create a stage where PhD students can meet, interact and discuss their corpus data with Swiss and international senior researchers who are recognized leaders in the domains of corpus studies, discourse analysis and argumentation mining. The school involves three types of activities: 1) longer methodological seminars, 2) shorter interactive sessions guiding students through issues of data analysis, 3) data sessions where PhD students present their ongoing research and discuss issues and solutions regarding the analysis of corpus data pertaining to their PhD theses.

Please find here the Programme and the abstracts of all seminars.

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