In brief

CLARIN-PL

CLARIN-PL is a Polish scientific consortium, part of the European Research Infrastructure CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure). It is made up of six research units that develop electronic language resources and tools for working with large collections of texts in Polish. This infrastructure provides modern digital solutions in conducting research for scientists (mainly representing the humanities and social sciences). The use of CLARIN software and apparatus is free of charge, and the maintenance of the Polish infrastructure node – the CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre at the Wrocław University of Technology) is financed by the Ministry of National Education (Poland). The Centre coordinates the development of resources and tools, ensures the maintenance of technical facilities and conducts activities aimed at popularizing language engineering solutions in the academic environment by organizing workshops and consultations as well as by editing training materials. (MORE ABOUT CLARIN-PL)

CLARIN ERIC

The European Research Infrastructure CLARIN ERIC established in 2012. Its aim is to provide citizens (especially scientists, lecturers and students) with specialized data collections, knowledge and technical capabilities to conduct research involving the processing of large collections of texts in natural languages. This infrastructure is dispersed – this means that its centres are scattered in various locations, mainly in Europe, but also in the USA and South Africa.(MORE ABOUT CLARIN-ERIC)

The project, mission and vision

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure

is a research infrastructure designated to offer advanced research and development services for the benefit of companies as well as academic groups and the public sector. Our infrastructure is unique on a global scale, because it was created especially for the Polish language and provides user-specific solutions ensuring precise results for research on texts prepared in this language.

VISION

The priority objective of CLARIN-PL is to provide Polish scientists with all the resources needed to conduct research that requires the use of methods for processing large collections of texts. Our infrastructure is unique on a global scale, because it was created especially for the Polish language and provides user-specific solutions ensuring precise results for research on texts prepared in this language.

MISSION

The CLARIN network services are available under open licenses to researchers from countries forming the CLARIN ERIC consortium. The services are particularly geared towards researchers in the humanities and social sciences and all those who work with written documents and speech in any European language. CLARIN provides researchers with universal tools for natural language analysis and an open-access archive of linguistic resources and source materials.

CLARIN-PL offers advanced computing services for computing services and data storage with particular emphasis on the use of natural language processing technology in industrial research.

Our infrastructure is unique on a global scale, because it was created especially for the Polish language and provides user-specific solutions ensuring precise results for research on texts prepared in this language.

CLARIN PHILOSOPHY

Innovation

Professionalism

Equal chances

Future

Human relations

Structure

CLARIN-PL is a Polish scientific consortium, part of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure).

It is made up of six research units that develop electronic language resources and tools for working with large collections of texts in Polish. Those are the following research centres: It is made up of six research units that develop electronic language resources and tools for working with large collections of texts in Polish.

Those are:

the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
the Wrocław University of Technology – the project leader
the University of Łódź
the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
the University of Wrocław
the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

This infrastructure provides modern digital solutions in conducting research for scientists - mainly representing the humanities and social sciences.

The Centre coordinates the development of resources and tools, ensures the maintenance of technical facilities and conducts activities aimed at popularizing language engineering solutions in the academic environment by organizing workshops and consultations as well as by editing training materials.

We actively cooperate with scientists in the fields of humanities and social sciences in order to create and develop innovative, e-humanities-oriented applications for the Polish language. Ultimately, cooperation may also include digital libraries, archives, museums, etc.

CLARIN ERIC

CLARIN ERIC and National Consortia

CLARIN’s governing body at European level is a consortium of countries called CLARIN ERIC, made up of national governments and intergovernmental organizations.

The main objective of CLARIN ERIC is to build, coordinate and manage the CLARIN infrastructure.

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It was established in 2012 and has since been providing citizens (especially scientists, lecturers and students) with specialized data collections, knowledge and technical capabilities to conduct research involving the processing of large collections of texts in natural languages. This infrastructure is dispersed – this means that its centres are scattered in various locations, mainly in Europe, but also in the USA and South Africa. more about CLARIN-ERIC

Individual member countries create national consortia, which include universities, libraries, public archives and other research institutions, providing access to digital linguistic data collections and tools for their analysis.

CLARIN members make their own decisions about their contribution to infrastructure development.

However, they are obliged to implement the adopted standards that guarantee:

  • interoperability of tools and resources available under CLARIN infrastructure;
  • accessibility resulting from the public availability of services;
  • sustainability (CLARIN is an infrastructure, not a limited time project).

CLARIN Centres - knowledge nodes

The basic units that make up the CLARIN structure are centres that provide a clearly defined scope of services:

Type B Centre

this type of institution is a basic infrastructure node maintaining language processing services, computing equipment and data repositories integrated with the European CLARIN infrastructure.

This is the basic element of the network.

Type C Centre

this type of institution collaborates with the infrastructure by sharing and providing certain resource descriptions – types of metadata;

Type K Centre

this type of institution is known as Knowledge Sharing Centre and is responsible for promoting knowledge about the activities of the infrastructure;

for forming a network of specialist teams supporting specific research projects;

type K Centres are places where users can report a problem with the operation of the infrastructure, receive professional help as well as make enquiries regarding the use of the infrastructure.

The Polish node

Polish CLARIN node – Language Technology Centre CL-PL (LTC)

is being built at Wrocław University of Technology. Thanks to the strict observance of accepted standards, users registered in the LTC will be granted free access to tools and language resources available both in Poland and in CLARIN centres in other member countries.

In Poland, the unit responsible for the implementation of the goals set for CLARIN ERIC is the CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre located at the Wrocław University of Technology. It is both a B and K type Centre

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The Language Technology Centre at the Wrocław University of Technology has the status of type B and type K centres. This means that there is a technical infrastructure here that ensures the operation of text processing services and a team of specialists who provide assistance to users.