The first Swe-Clarin HSS workshop

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On April 17th, Swe-Clarin will hold its first workshop for the humanities and social sciences (HSS). The aim is to inform of the tools and resources available in Swe-Clarin, in particular at Språkbanken, as well as open the floor to researchers from HSS to pose their research questions, specify needs for specific tools and start new collaborations.

If you work in the field of HSS and plan to, or are already working with digital methods for language processing, this workshop will offer an excellent venue to gain insights as well as a chance to influence the course of the Swe-Clarin project.

Time and venue

April 17th, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6, room K333
Time: 13-19
Language: The workshop will be held primarily in Swedish


13:00 - 15:00 Session 1: Ongoing projects
- Introduction
- Jonas Lindström – ‘Peering into darkness’: the uses and usefulness of language technology to the Gender & Work project
- Linn Sandberg – Elections on Twitter
- Leif-Jöran Olsson – The Swedish Drama Web
- Nina Tahmasebi – Relations, co-ordinations and rhetorics

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee

15:30 - 16:10 Session 2: Ongoing material
- Material at Språkbanken
- Jonas Engman – The Nordic museum' lists
- Anne Palmér – Corpus for student texts

16:10 - 17:30 Discussion

17:30 - 19:00 Mingle


CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) was established by the European Commission as an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) in 2012. In 2013, Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council) approved a proposal for Swedish membership in CLARIN, including a Swedish national CLARIN organization. The process of setting up Swe-Clarin proceeded and Sweden joined the CLARIN ERIC during 2014.

CLARIN aims at making language-based material available as primary research data to the humanities and social sciences (HSS) research communities with the help of the sophisticated language and speech processing tools and language resources (LRs) that have been developed over many years through research in language technology (LT), and taking advantage of the fact that increasing amounts of text and speech material – including historical material – are available in digital form, thus allowing for the utilization of unprecedented volumes of text and speech data in HSS research. The expectation is that this LT-based e-HSS paradigm will lead to completely new kinds of research as well as to new ways of addressing old research questions.