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.
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.
The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe. CLARIN2018 took place from 8 till 10 October in Pisa, Italy. CLARIN Latvia in this event was represented by participants from the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia (IMCS UL), Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) and Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia (ILFA) . Artūrs Znotiņš, researcher of IMCS UL, introduced participants of the conference with nlp-pipe - Latvian NLP tool pipeline (paper of this work is available from CLARIN 2018 proceedings). Aija Kažoka, PhD student from RSU, participated in PhD session with poster about usage of Latvia Seima debate corpus in media studies.
Representatives of IMCS UL, RSU and ILFA at CLARIN 2018