|Date||Tuesday 6 November 2018|
|Time||9:30 – 12:00|
|Location||NIAS Conference Room, Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, Amsterdam|
|Registration||No registration necessary: everyone is welcome|
We are very pleased to announce this forthcoming CLARIAH seminar with:
- Francesco Beretta (CNRS, Lyon/ Data for History Consortium)
- Regina Varniene Janssen (Vilnius University, Research Centre for the Organization of Libraries and Information Lithuania).
The seminar aims to bring together researchers and other specialists implementing and developing ontologies and standards to improve interoperability of historical data. Although in recent years significant progress has been made in the systemic integration of heterogenous and diverse data sources, semantic interoperability is still very much an open issue for historical data. This event provides the opportunity for the CLARIAH community and the NWO project group of ‘Golden Agents’ to acquaint themselves with the international Data for History Consortium. This consortium aims to develop common ontological models for historical data as extensions to the conceptual framework of the CIDOC CRM.
|10:05- 11:00||Lecture Francesco Beretta followed by Q&A
"Interoperability of historical data and FAIR principles: an ontology management environment for sharing and aligning data models (ontome.dataforhistory.org)".
|11:00-12:00||Lecture Regina Varniene – Janssen followed by Q&A
“Authenticity and provenance in long term digital preservation of cultural content: Recent developments.”
|Time||17:00 - 17:45|
|Location||Austria Centre, Room 2.17, Vienna, Austria|
This is a reminder that we would like to invite you to a Networking Session on Language Technologies at the European Commission’s ICT 2018 conference in Vienna.
Our session “Where Multilingualism, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence meet: Language Technologies for the Next Generation Internet” takes place on 4 December 2018 in Vienna.
Europe is a multilingual society. Powerful and ubiquitous Language Technologies (LT) are needed to enable multilingualism in all economic and societal areas of our continent including the Digital Single Market, public administrations, general IT/ICT applications and connected devices (intelligent assistants, household appliances, vehicles etc.). It is exactly this next generation of multilingual and cross-lingual LT where modern AI approaches (Deep Learning) and huge data sets (Big Data) meet with the opportunity of enabling multilingualism for the Next Generation Internet technologically. For almost ten years, initiatives such as META-NET and LT-Innovate have been advocating to increase the support for the development of sophisticated LT for Europe’s languages significantly, throughout the whole spectrum of software applications. This session has four objectives: (1) to gather all involved stakeholders (LT, AI, NGI, Big Data, HPC), (2) to update one another on recent developments and upcoming European projects, especially regarding technology-enabled multilingualism, (3) to gather the stakeholders’ needs and ideas for collaboration and (4) to plan the next steps, especially with regard to upcoming opportunities and funding programmes including FP9 and our vision of the Human Language Project.
The following agenda items are planned:
|Part I: Technology-enabled multilingualism in Europe|
|17:00||Opening remarks – Jan Hajic (Charles University, Czech Republic; META-NET)|
|17:05||Opening remarks – Christoph Prinz (Sail Labs, Austria; LT Innovate)|
|Part II: New cluster of seven EU-funded Language Technology projects|
|17:10||Overview of the European Language Grid project – Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany; META-NET)|
|17:15||Summary of the six new Research and Innovation Actions|
|Part III: Interactive part to collect the participants’ ideas, needs and suggested topics for collaboration|
|17:45||End of the Networking Session|
- Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany; META-NET)
- Josef van Genabith (DFKI, Germany; META-NET)
- Christoph Prinz (Sail Labs, Austria; LT Innovate)
- Philippe Wacker (LT Innovate, Belgium)
- Jan Hajic (Charles University Prague, Czech Republik; META-NET)
- Andrejs Vasiļjevs (Tilde, Latvia; META-NET, LT Innovate)
- Gerhard Backfried (Sail Labs, Austria)
Last Saturday, October 6th 2018, our dear colleague Conny Kristel passed away. She was 63 years old. Conny Kristel was senior researcherat NIOD, principal investigator of EHRI and former director of DARIAH. The EHRI project – now already in its second phase – is a very important European large-scale research infrastructure project that provides online access to information about dispersed sources on the Holocaust.
Working for research infrastructures is not something which is likely to be awarded in the academic world. It is, to a large extent, what has been called ‘care work’ - often invisible but highly important, as such work lays the foundation for any further research.
Conny Kristel dedicated an important part of her career to this service, and she did not restrict her dedication to her immediate research community of Holocaust research. For many years, as one of the directors of DARIAH, she contributed essentially to the formation of the European Research Infrastructure, in which researchers, archivists and librarians and ICT specialists come together to enable humanities research across all kinds of fields and domains on a truly European scale. Conny was able to bridge between visions of the digital age, the current state of our cultural memory (to a large extent still not digital), the needs of researchers and the curating heart of archivists and documentalists. A rare talent – too soon lost!
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Conny’s family and friends, and her colleagues at NIOD.
For a personal testimony from DANS (in Dutch) see here.
10 October 2018
The 2018 Steven Krauwer Award for CLARIN Achievements was awarded to Daan Broeder (Meertens Institute, KNAW) and Pavel Straňák (Charles University) for their outstanding contributions toward CLARIN goals.
|Daan brought his rich knowledge and expertise into CLARIN from the very start. He was involved in a range of national and international projects and activities that are highly relevant to CLARIN, both on a technical and non-technical level.
|Pavel has been working actively at CLARIN in Czech Republic and CLARIN ERICERIC and is one of the most active people in the CLARIN community. He is specialized in the area of mathematical linguistics and has brought prominent contributions to CLARIN both locally and internationally.
DANS invites you for the colloquium 'Digging into Data - Humanities and Knowledge organization'
|Time||15:00 - 17:00|
The DANS R&D colloquium is a meeting place for researchers, archivists and ICT specialists. Organized by DANS, its focus is on research data and what you can do with it. You are invited to participate in discussing the challenge to keep data fixed and to invent tools that can evolve fast in a landscape that is on the move. If you have done projects in preserving and reusing data we find a slot for you to share your experiences.
The research consortium of the TA-P project 'Digging into the Knowledge Graph' is holding its consortium meeting October 3-5, 2018 in Amsterdam / The Hague.
On this occasion DANS organizes a Colloquium on the theme of Linked Data, Humanities research and the role of Knowledge Organisation Systems in it.
|15:00 - 15:45||Richard Smiraglia
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
|"Contextual Enrichment and Self-Organizing Knowledge Creation: Social Sciences and Humanities in the Knowledge Graph"|
|15:45 - 16:30||Charles van den Heuvel
(Huygens ING, KNAW; UvA)
|“Ontologies and Interfaces for History: Golden Agents and Virtual Interiors”|
|16:30 - 17:00||Discussion|
|17:00 - 18:00||Reception||Reception (in honour of Dr. Wouter Beek, winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award)|
- 31-10-2018 CLARIAH Seminar: Ontologies for History
- 30-10-2018 Networking Session on Language Technologies
- 11-10-2018 Conny Kristel (February 26, 1955 – October 6, 2018)
- 11-10-2018 2018 Steven Krauwer Award for CLARIN Achievements awarded to Daan Broeder and Pavel Straňák
- 21-09-2018 Digging into Data - Humanities and Knowledge organization
- 05-09-2018 CfP: Graph Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling, Access, Comparison
- 24-07-2018 Call for Papers: AISV Annual Conference 2019 in Arezzo
- 28-06-2018 Call for Steven Krauwer Awards 2018
- 23-06-2018 Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures
- 31-05-2018 ParlaCLARIN workshop during LREC 2018