The CLARIN Annual conference 2020 took place from October 7 till October 9. This year the conference was organized as virtual event allowing to gather almost 500 registered participants, including 8 participants from Latvia.  

In the CLARIN Students session Iveta Kopankina, PhD student of the University of Liepāja and the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, introduced to her PhD research on PhD thesis summary texts (Iveta Kopankina. A Contrastive Study of Management Science. Thesis Summary Texts in English and Latvian). While in a workshop CLARIN for Teachers, Inguna Skadina (IMCS UL) presented Latvia's experience in the use of digital language resources in teaching (Inguna Skadiņa, Ilze Auziņa and Baiba Saulīte. CLARIN in the Classroom: Case of Latvia.).


On 5 March 2020 the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science organized conference "Digital Latvian Language Resources and Tools in Common Research Infrastructure". The conference attracted more than 40 participants from different universities and research centrs. During the conference representatives Krister Linden (University of Helsinki) and Kadri Vider (University of Tartu) shared their experience in the construction and use of CLARIN infrastructure while the Latvian researchers presented novel achievements in the development of digital language resources. The conferences ended with introduction on CLARIN-LV repository. Conference presentations are available from here.

SAFMORIL(CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Systems and Frameworks for Morphologically Rich Languages) brings together researchers and developers from University of Helsinki, University of Tromsø, and Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Latvia) in the area of computational morphology and its application to language processing. SAFMORIL serves linguists and computational linguists developing and adapting morphologies as well as digital humanities scholars and computer scientists processing language data. CLARIN-LV contributes with its special knowledge about Latvian tools and corpora. If you have any questions, please, write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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

This year starts with our contribution to Tour de CLARIN - blog post series about CLARIN in particular country. Our introductory post introduces with coordinator of CLARIN Latvia - the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (aiLab) of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, and the institutions that expressed interest in the CLARIN research infrastructure. Some language resources developed by researchers of aiLab are also described. The next posts will widen information about CLARIN Latvia, language resources and user involvement event.