CLARIN stands for "Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure". It is a research infrastructure that was initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools from all over Europe and beyond are accessible through a single sign-on online environment for the support of researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

In 2012 CLARIN ERIC was established and took up the mission to create and maintain an infrastructure to support the sharing, use and sustainability of language data and tools for research in the humanities and social sciences. Currently CLARIN provides easy and sustainable access to digital language data (in written, spoken, or multimodal form) for scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and beyond.  CLARIN also offers advanced tools to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine such data sets, wherever they are located. This is enabled through a networked federation of centres: language data repositories, service centres and knowledge centres, with single sign-on access for all members of the academic community in all participating countries. Tools and data from different centres are interoperable, so that data collections can be combined and tools from different sources can be chained to perform complex operations to support researchers in their work.

The CLARIN infrastructure is fully operational in many countries, and a large number of participating centres are offering access services to data, tools and expertise. At the same time, CLARIN continues to be constructed in some countries that joined more recently, and CLARIN’s datasets and services are constantly updated and improved. On the services page we show the services accessible at this moment and we explain how and by whom the various services can be accessed.




 Activities of CLARIN Latvia are supported by project of European Structural funds Nr.

CLARIN-LV participates in CLARIN Annual Conference

The CLARIN Annual Conference took place in Leipzig from September, 30 till October, 2. This year representatives from the Institute of Literature, Folklore and arts (University of Latvia), the Institute of Mathematics and Computers Science (the University of Latvia, IMCS UL), the University of Latvia and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia participated in conference. The National Coordinator Forum and meetings of CLARIN Committees, as well as several workshops, took place before the conference. During the conference Inga Kaija (IMCS UL / Riga Stradins University)presented her study on problems related to the protection of personal data in case of collection of learner corpus. (Inga Kaija and Ilze Auziņa. Data collection for learner corpus of Latvian: copyright and personal data protection.).

Representatives of Latvia at CLARIN 2019 conference