Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure – Deutschland (2011-2016)

CLARIN-D is a cooperation project funded by the BMBF that aims at realizing a sustainable research infrastructure offering language resources, tools and services for German language processing, to support research in the Humanities. The CLARIN-D consortium is led by the University of Tübingen.

ICL Heidelberg leads a focused CLARIN-D action group, 'F-AG 7', specializing on language resources and tools for research in Applied and Computational Linguistics.


July 2015
We are looking for annotators for the annotation task(s) in the project Semantic Annotation for Digital Humanities! job advertisement

June 2015
At the end of June, we will participate in the third F-AG Workshop of CLARIN-D in Leipzig, where also the new release of WebAnno 2.2.0 will be presented.

March 2015
On March 9, we organize an F-AG 7 meeting in Heidelberg. On the CLARIN-D consortium meeting in Braunschweig the new curation project will be presented.

February 2015
The third curation project Semantic Annotation for Digital Humanities (KP3) can start! Also a new release of WebAnno (2.1) is published.

November 2014
A new curation project Semantic Annotation for Digital Humanities (KP3) is submitted. The aim of the new projet is to consolidate the successful work of the previous curation projects and to extend them in novel directions for practical use in DH projects.

October 2014
The second phase of the project has started. The F-AG 7 is planning a new curation project (KP3) which aims to build on resources and techniques elaborated in the first both curation projects KP1 and KP2.

August 2014 (KP1) WebAnno 2.0 is released. This version supports with an extended spectrum of functionality and more flexibility in user-defined annotation tasks. The current release is available here.

24. Januar 2014
(KP2) NoSta-D Workshop on Annotation of German Non-Standard Varieties. The official web page of the NoSta-D group contains materials and documentation, including guidelines and the NoSta-D Corpora.

December 2013 (KP1) The first release of WebAnno is out! WebAnno is an open-source and general purpose distributed and web-based annotation tool for a wide range of linguistic annotations. Release 1.0.0 is available here.

25. September 2013
GSCL approved a new working group: GSCL-AK: CL for Digital Humanities. The initiative is led by Anette Frank and Anke Lüdelig. The aim of the group is promoting and supporting computational linguistics tools and methods for the Digital Humanities. The GSCL-AK web page is found here.


The task of our working group 'F-AG 7' is to identify resources and tools to be included in the CLARIN-D e-Science infrastructure for natural language processing in the Digital Humanities.

The working group

  • develops criteria for the inclusion of resources and tools into the service architecture of CLARIN-D,
  • creates a roadmap for inclusion of resources and tools by the CLARIN-D centers,
  • identifies gaps in the resource inventory for the German language and
  • defines and supervises corresponding curation projects.

To this end, we will identify common workflows for natural language processing in the Digital Humanities. These may range from fully automatic processing to selective annotation using annotation control methodologies. In this way, the working group functions as an interface between users in the Digital Humanities and the development of NLP tools in the CL community.

Our working group aims at ensuring an ongoing communication with scientists in the areas of applied linguistics, language learning and computational linguistics. This is strengthened by involving representatives of scientific organizations. In addition, suggestions about shared development of NLP resources for the German language will be advertised in the scientific community.

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