Norwegian participation at CLARIN 2015

The CLARIN 2015 conference held in Wrocław, Poland, was attended by 135 participants. Authors working on CLARINO in Norway contributed to four of the presentations, which were well received.

INESS @ CLARINO Bergen Centre: Linguistically annotated text made available

On September 30, 2015, CLARINO gave a presentation at Infomedia (Social sciences) at University of Bergen. Gunn Inger Lyse, Koenraad De Smedt and Helge Dyvik presented CLARIN, CLARINO, the CLARINO Bergen Centre and in particular INESS (INfrastructure for the Exploration of Syntax and Semantics), an online service in the CLARINO Bergen Center, which offers services for syntactically analyzed corpora (treebanks). Helge Dyvik demonstrated the search interface in INESS.

CLARIN 2015 program and abstracts

The preparation of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2015 is well on its way. Room for participation is limited, but the program and the abstracts are published online.

Historical event in Nordic CLARIN

On October 4-5, 2015, a workshop on historical language resources and tools  was held by the Nordic CLARIN Network in Gothenburg. Tone Merete Bruvik (Arkivverket) and Robert Paulsen (UiB/Menota/Menotec) contributed from Norway.

Norway has become a full member

From October 1, 2015, Norway has officially become a full member of the CLARIN ERIC. For the past two years, Norway had been an observer.

CLARINO meeting Oslo: metadata workshop

On September 22, 2015, a metadata workshop will be held in Oslo (kindly hosted by the National Library of Norway). The metadata workshop is intended for the CLARINO partners that need to create metadata (we recommend at least one partner per institution).
The meeting will sketch the CMDI format recommended in CLARIN, present the CMDI profiles recommended by CLARINO for CLARINO partners and give a hands-on tutorial in how to make metadata with the metadata editor COMEDI, developed in CLARINO by Paul Meurer at Uni Research Computing. Click here to read the metadata workshop program.

CLARIN 2014 papers published

The Selected papers from the CLARIN 2014 Conference have now been digitally published.

New CLARIN director

Franciska de Jong has been appointed as the Executive Director in CLARIN ERIC. She will start in this position from September 2015; at the same time Steven Krauwer will retire from this position.  Read on at the CLARIN website.

EEA agreement now includes ERIC

The EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and the EU have decided to incorporate the ERIC regulation in the EEA agreement. On May 21, 2015, the Norwegian parliament agreed by unanimous vote to this decision, cf. Vedtak 556 (2014-2015)Prop. 80 S (2014-2015), Innst. 270 S (2014-2015). This paves the way for Norway to become a full member of the CLARIN ERIC.

Named entities in the Nordic countries

20150610-IMG_1830marte20150610-IMG_1830bjarteMarte Horndalen Howlid (NRK; left) and Bjarte Johansen (UiB Infomedia; right) participated at a workshop on Named Entity Recognition (NER) organized at Helsinki on June 9–10, 2015 by the Nordic CLARIN Network. Applications of NER have a wide range, including for instance information extraction from unstructured text and anonymization of texts containing personal information.