Establishing and operating the Czech node of pan-European infrastructure for research (Vybudování a provoz českého uzlu pan-evropské infrastruktury pro výzkum)

LINDAT/Clarin,, supported by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth of the Czech Republic in the programme of Large Research Infrastructures, is designed as the Czech "node" of Clarin (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, It is also an extension to the “T4ME Net” Project (Technologies for the Multilingual European Information Society, NoE, 2011-2014, FP7-ICT-4-249119) for free sharing the language data and basic technologies between institutions and individuals both in science and in research. The Clarin Project is more focused on humanities, while T4ME is more general and relates prevailingly to language technologies and applications.

The LINDAT/Clarin Centre will therefore link both of these areas and especially their annotations (i. e. formal manual, semiautomatic and automatic language analysis) in the Czech language environment and will specialize in collecting language data and particularly their annotations. Collecting and annotating will be performed in a scale, quality and technological preparation (specifications, schemes and formats), which will be directly applicable both in humanities (linguistic and interdisciplinary research where language plays a crucial role), and in research and development in language technologies using modern statistical and hybrid methods.

LINDAT/Clarin is a virtual Center to which four institutions (see below for the three additional ones) contribute. It is formally part of the Institute of  Formal and Applied Linguistics at the School of Computer Science (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics) at the Charles University in Prague.

Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences (Karel Oliva)

Masaryk University, Brno (Karel Pala)

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Josef Psutka)


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