Jan Niestadt, from the Dutch Language Institute (INT), recently visited Språkbanken's workshop at the University of Gothenburg.
Niestad presents the workshop, and the work with tools such as Korp, Strix and BlackLab, on the Clarin website. Han writes:
"Språkbanken (the Swedish Language Bank) and the Dutch Language Institute are organisations with similar goals and ambitions. We both have own corpus search systems: Korp based on CWB and BlackLab. Both systems are used at institutes in several countries and connecting as many of these systems as possible to the FCS is important for CLARIN, as is seeing how to evolve these systems and the FCS to serve users looking for more structured ways to search. Providing similar and optimal user experiences in each search frontend is of course also important for FCS users. Furthermore, comparing user interfaces might inform how the FCS aggregator interface could evolve in the future.
All of these subjects were to be touched on while I was in Gothenburg. This visit was initially suggested by Elena Volodina, researcher at Språkbanken, who thought it would be useful to get together and discuss these various topics – she was right!"