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Switzerland joins CLARIN ERIC as Observer starting with 1 January 2023

Publication date: 30 November 2022

📢 We are very happy to announce that Switzerland joins CLARIN ERIC as Observer starting with 1 January 2023.

This is a great accomplishment for the CLARIN-CH Consortium and we are very thankful to all Swiss institutions members of CLARIN-CH for their support and to the SERI for agreeing to request Switzerland's membership.

We are also very thankful to CLARIN ERIC and the CLARIN General Assembly for accepting Switzerland in the CLARIN family and we are looking forward to the next steps.


CLARIN-CH information session at UNIGE on 29 November 12h15-13h30

Publication date: 11 November 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Geneva, on site and online.

If you want to participate, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the location details or the Zoom link.

If you missed the presentation, please have a look at the slides and/or the recording.


CLARIN-CH takes part in the second event organised within the "SSH Research Infrastructures in Switzerland"

Publication date: 11 November 2022


As a follow up to the first event (31 May 2022) and of the position paper (November 2022), the coordination group of this initiative invites the members of the Swiss SSH scientific community interested in research infrastructures to a second event on 18 January 2023 in Bern.

The goals of the event are to raise awareness on the importance of research infrastructure in the SSH domain, to understand how the funding process functions and to learn from the experience of other countries on how collaborations between projects and infrastructures work.

For more information on the programme and to register, please see the webpage of the event here.


UNIGE joins the CLARIN-CH Consortium

Publication date: 4 November 2022


We are happy to announce that the University of Geneva has joined the CLARIN-CH Consortium! We are grateful to the vice-rector for research, prof. Brigitte Galliot, for her support.

We are looking forward to collaborating with all our members to further develop the CLARIN-CH network!


New CLARIN promotion video

Publication date: 27 October 2022


📢 Discover the new CLARIN promotion video, which explains its functioning and utility for research in the field of social and human sciences !

Watch it - it takes only 3 minutes - and we guarantee you will want to start using the CLARIN infrastructure!


Participation of CLARIN-CH in the newly created Swiss EOSC

Publication date: 6 September 2022


The EOSC Association is the legal entity established to govern the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
It's Swiss members aim to build-up an EOSC community in Switzerland.

You are kindly invited to the kick-off event, which will take place:

Thursday 29th September, 16.00-17.15, online via Zoom (registration is not required)

The programme is as follows:

General introduction:
Part 1: What is EOSC? Objectives, EOSC Projects, Achievements

Part 2: What does EOSC mean for Switzerland? – 3 examples

  • Some experiences and views (Owen Appleton, SIB)
  • Photon and Neutron data services in EOSC (Mirjam van Daalen, PSI)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities RIs in EOSC (Cristina Grisot, CLARIN-CH & DARIAH-CH)

Break out rooms: community building - meet the people who work for different EOSC Task Forces, data service and infrastructure providers and domain-specific FAIR initiatives

Discussion: Next steps to build up the EOSC community in Switzerland



About the "Social Sciences and Humanities Research Infrastructures in Switzerland" initiative

Publication date: 30 August 2022


In spring 2022, a coordination group consisting of the directors of national research infrastructures (RIs) in the SSH, the national coordinators of international SSH RIs with Swiss participation (CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH, ESS, SHARE, GGP) and the representatives of the Swiss Academy for the SSH was created.

This working group has started a reflexion in order gather the SSH community and to defend its interests with respect to RIs. This is being done through a series of events and a position paper:

  • The first event, which took place on Mai 31, 2022, gathered several stakeholders - researchers, representatives of academic and research institutions, the SNSF, SERI and Euresearch. You can find here the slides of the meeting.
  • The second event will take place on 18 January 2023. The idea is to have a full day event, whose objective are to try to learn about concrete infrastructure proposals and to exchange on how we can coordinate and create synergies between different concrete projects. So, in addition to keynote speakers, there will also be slots for different projects presentations.
  • The position paper is currently being circulated in the SSH community to collect for support signatures. Downlowd it here to read it. To support it, please fill in this form before September 30.

For more information about the initiative and how to get involved, please write to Dr. Cristina Grisot, Scientific Coordinator of CLARIN-CH or Prof. Dr. Georg Lutz, director of FORS - Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences.


CLARIN Annual Conference 2022: virtual participation possible

Publication date: 27 July 2022

The CLARIN Annual 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.

This year, it will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 to 12 October 2022.

Keynotes speakers:
Barbara Plank, professor for natural language processing
Peter Leinen, head of information infrastructure at the German National Library

All the latest details and the programme will be provided on theconference website.

Virtual participation is possible: register here.


Tour de Suisse: UNIBAS on 14 June 13h00-14h00

Publication date: 1 June 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Basel, on site and online.

If you want to participate, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the location details or the Zoom link.

If you missed the presentation, please have a look at the slides.


Tour de Suisse: UNIBE on 1 June 10h00-11h00

Publication date: 1 June 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Bern, on site and online.

If you want to participate, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the location details or the Zoom link.

If you missed the presentation, please have a look at the slides.


Discover SWISSUbase webinar: recording

Publication date: 17 May 2022

Did you miss the webinar “Discover SWISSUbase” provided by Stefan Buerli and Alexandra Stam from FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences team on May 5?

No worries! Here is the link to the recording!

If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out!


Free UPSKILLS workshop "Linguists in tech- a Swiss perspective"

Publication date: 11 May 2022

WHAT
This multiplier event is the first of two events to be organized in Switzerland by the UPSKILLS project (carried out by CLARIN members). Its goal is to bring together members of academia, students and companies across Europe to work on improving employability of language and linguistics students.

WHY

Many companies, including technology giants, work with language data and the demand for research skills in language-related domains is constantly growing. University curricula, however, are rarely oriented towards specific skills needed for research and industry (such as programming, data acquisition and handling etc.). As a result, language and linguistic students tend to be poorly prepared for research or industry careers. The UPSKILLS project addresses this gap with multiple activities to be presented at this full-day event.

WHEN

The event will take place at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, in Lugano, on 8 June 2022, between 9am and 5pm. See the provisional programme here for details, which will be updated in due course.

Registration is free of charge and is now available on this page (as of May 1st 2022):
on site: https://forms.gle/R2ATxDBm6naqtXZY7
zoom: https://forms.gle/Juo7yKJCmC1H88Kk8


Call for submissions to the next CLARIN / DARIAH conference

Publication date: 11 May 2022

You are kindly invited to submit a paper to the Slovenian Language Technologies and Digital Humanities Conference - JTDH 2022, which will take place in September 15-16, 2022, in Ljubljana.

This is a joint DARIAH ERIC and CLARIN ERIC event.

Submission deadline: May 30, 2022

The conference is thematically broad and aims to bring together researchers from various backgrounds and methodological frameworks. The main topics include but are not limited to:

✔️ speech and other mono- and multilingual language technologies;
✔️ digital linguistics: translation studies, corpus linguistics, lexicology and lexicography, standardisation;
✔️ digital humanities and historical studies, ethnology, musicology, cultural heritage, archaeology, and fine arts;
✔️ digital humanities in education and digital publishing


Tour de Suisse: USI on 17 May 12h30-13h30

Publication date: 11 May 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the Università della Zvizzera Italiana, on site and online.

If you want to participate, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the location details or the Zoom link.

If you missed the presentation, please have a look at the slides.


Tour de Suisse: UZH on 6 May 13h00-14h00

Publication date: 5 May 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Zurich, on site and online.

If you want to participate, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the location details or the Zoom link.


Tour de Suisse: UNIFR on 4 May 14h00-15h00

Publication date: 26 April 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Fribourg, on site and online.

If you want to participate via Zoom, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the Zoom link.


Tour de Suisse: ZHAW on 26 April 12h00-13h00

Publication date: 26 April 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the Zurich School of Applied Sciences, on site and online.

If you want to participate via Zoom, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the Zoom link.


Great news for the future of research infrastructures in the area of Social and Human Sciences in Switzerland!

Publication date: 14 April 2022

Yesterday, the Federal Council submitted a dispatch on the Swiss membership in six European research infrastructures (ERICs) to Parliament.

They will also work towards simplifying Switzerland's future membership of ERIC research infrastructures, such as CLARIN.

We are looking forward to getting there!!

You can find the press release in English, German, French, and Italian here: https://lnkd.in/ePxVbiDd


CLARIN Café on Bilingual and Multilingual Corpora

Publication date: 12 April 2022

Are you working with or would like to use bilingual and multilingual corpora?

If yes, join the next CLARIN Café on 29 April 2022 at 2PM (until 4.15PM) on Zoom!

The objective of this Café is to focus on the features of bi-/multilingual parallel, comparable and dialectal corpora (new or already published), and provide demonstrations on how to collect/build, annotate, explore, analyse and archive them in an interoperable way.

Each demo will include hands-on presentations and best practice recommendations for:
✔️ Bi-/multilingual corpus building/collection and metadata
✔️ Corpus exploitation (principles and tools of transcription, annotation)
✔️ Data exploration, cleaning, output reorganisation and analysis
✔️ FAIR issues and perspectives for knowledge sharing.

This edition of the CLARIN café is organised by:
🔘 Eva Soroli, CLARIN Ambassador, Associate Professor, University of Lille, France;
🔘 Thomas Gaillat, Associate Professor, University of Rennes, France;
🔘 Franck Cinato, CNRS researcher, University of Paris, France.

Visit the CLARIN website to register and to receive the Zoom link: https://lnkd.in/ekNu3gvV


New date for the SWISSUbase webinary

Publication date: 8 April 2022

The FORS Data Archive & the SWISSUbase Team are pleased to announce a new date for the live webinar session Discover SWISSUbase, which will be held on Thursday, 5th May from 1-2pm.

They are eager to conduct this interactive live session with you, to share the key features and benefits of SWISSUbase and to answer your questions.

Register now for the free online webinar: Discover SWISSUbase https://lnkd.in/e3adnaCk


LiRI: a National Technology Platform

Publication date: 30 March 2022

We are happy to share the new presentation video of the national Linguistic Research Infrastructure (LiRI).

LiRI, hosted at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, provides technical and practical support for research projects in the field of linguistics, language sciences and language-related disciplines at the University of Zurich and beyond.

LiRI services fall into three main categories:

  • Data acquisition: The LiRI lab has equipment and software for generating and collecting linguistic research data. The facilities can be used by scientists or other users interested in natural language data (i.e. audiovisual, textual and speech data), and by language researchers working on experimental data (e.g. eye-tracking, electroencephalographic, behavioral).
  • Data management: LiRI can set up and manage customized virtual machine (VM) servers for the purposes of processing, analysis, storage and backup of linguistic research data. These VM servers are part of the ScienceCloud environment of the University of Zurich and are accessible both within the UZH network and world wide. From summer 2022 onwards, publication-ready data for long-term archiving can be directly ingested into the SWISSUBase infrastructure, a Swiss national center for research data.
  • Collaboration and support:The Linguistic Research Infrastructure offers technical and methodological assistance to researchers on how best to collect, process and analyze the linguistic data they require. A project's infrastructure needs can be discussed in an initial, free of charge consultation. Depending on the complexity of the project, support could range from occasional guidance to LiRI managing all data acquisition and processing. LiRI staff members can also advise on project budgets and data management plans.

CLARIN Annual Conference 2022

Publication date: 25 March 2022

The CLARIN Annual 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.

Keynotes speakers:
Barbara Plank, professor for natural language processing
Peter Leinen, head of information infrastructure at the German National Library

This year, it will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 to 12 October 2022.

Submission deadline: 14 April 2022


Tour de Suisse: IDIAP on 23 March 11h00-12h00

Publication date: 23 March 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the IDIAP Research Institute in Martigny, on site and online.

If you want to participate via Zoom, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the Zoom link.


Tour de Suisse: UNIL on 16 March 12h00-13h00

Publication date: 10 March 2022

The next CLARIN and CLARIN-CH information session will take place at the University of Lausanne on site and online.

If you want to participate via Zoom, please write to cristina.grisot@uzh.ch to ask for the Zoom link.


Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistics

Publication date: 10 March 2022

We are happy to announce the Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistics: Managing Languages, Arguments and Narratives in the Datafied Society.

The doctoral school is co-organized by two members of CLARIN-CH: the ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics and the USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, and funded by Swissuniversities.

The programme is geared towards doctoral students whose research project focuses on languages, data, argumentation and narration.

All courses are free for PhD students from Swiss universities that are members of the CLARIN-CH network. Participation is possible in individual courses or in the entire doctoral programme.

For more information, please check the website and/or write to the Programme Manager Dr. Eva Kuske.

Check the spring programme here.


Webinar to introduce SWISSUbase

Publication date: 8 March 2022

SWISSUbase is the new research data service for the archiving and sharing of linguistic data.

It is implemented by FORS (Swiss Center for Expertise in Social Sciences), UNIL, UZH, DaSCH (Swiss National Data and Service Center for the Humanities) and SWITCH, with the support of Swissuniversities.


Free online webinar to introduce SWISSUbase to the Swiss social science and linguistics community.

🗓️The webinar takes place on March 31, 1-2PM.

Register now!

https://lnkd.in/e3adnaCk


CLARIN-CH Tour de Suisse

Publication date: 24 February 2022

We are happy to announce the CLARIN-CH “Tour de Suisse” consisting in information sessions in every research and academic institution interested!



We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Check also our flyer and the slides.


CLARIN-CH presentation at the VALS-ASLA Forum

Publication date: 24 February 2022

We were very happy to participate in the VALS-ASLA Forum, which took place on 18 February 2022, with a presentation about how CLARIN-CH may serve the national applied linguistics community.

You can download here the slides.


CLARIN Café on Guidelines for Integrating CLARIN resources into Teaching

Publication date: 26 November 2021

The upcoming CLARIN café, taking place on 1 Dec, 14:00 - 16:00 CEST on Zoom, will focus on Guidelines for Integrating CLARIN into Teaching. Lessons learnt from the UPSKILLS project

This event will focus on the current practices for using CLARIN resources in teaching and the creation of best-practice guidelines for lecturers. Although primarily intended for language and linguistics-related disciplines, these guidelines can also be extended and adapted to suit other disciplines.

The UPSKILLS European project is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership for higher education that seeks to identify and tackle the gaps and mismatches in skills for linguistics and language students through the development of a new curriculum component and supporting materials to be embedded in existing programmes of study.

Three Swiss research institutions are members of the UPSKILLS project: the University of Zurich, the University of Geneva and the IDIAP Research Institute.

Here you can find the registration link.


LiRI workshop on dealing with corpora

Publication date: 22 November 2021

LiRI is organizing a workshop on dealing with corpora on November 24, 14:00-17:00. The workshop takes place simultaneously on site (Campus Oerlikon at UZH) and on Zoom.

The number of participants is limited for the on site workshop but there is plenty of place for the Zoom format!
To register: send an e-mail to info.liri@linguistik.uzh.ch until 23 November 2021.


LiRI Opening event

Publication date: 19 October 2021

LiRI- Linguistic Research Infrastructure - is a technology platform hosted by the University of Zürich.

It consists of various laboratory facilities for linguistic research (and related research fields) and technical infrastructure for the analysis of language and speech.

It serves as a national platform for linguistics data storage/processing/science, uniting as many linguistic data resource types as possible in one data center. Its services are available to all researchers working with language data. If you need support from the LiRI consultats, please check here their services: LiRI services.

LiRI entertains tight relations with CLARIN-CH. LiRI and the Zurich Center for Linguistics constitute the UZH center of the CLARIN-CH national network.

LiRI is organising an Opening event on September 24, 2021. You are most welcome to participate! We will be there with a poster on CLARIN-CH. We are looking forward to meeting you and to answer to any questions about CLARIN-CH.

To have more information and register: Registration


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