CLARIN Centre Vienna / Language Resources Portal

CLARIN Centre Vienna (CCV) is Austria’s main connection point to the European network of CLARIN Centres. It is an Austrian contribution to CLARIN-ERIC and being hosted by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It is jointly funded by the Academy and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

CCV's primary mission is to provide easy and sustainable access to digital language resources and technology for researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as depositing services for language resources created in Austria. To this end, CCV hosts the Language Resources Portal (LRP), a repository dedicated to archiving and publishing various digital language resources. The currently available resources represent merely a first batch of data that will be extended continuously.

LRP pursues a dual approach granting users direct access to the source data and access through customized user interfaces that offer advanced searching and browsing capabilities, thus allowing researchers to explore the published resources in a variety of ways.

The core of the LRP builds on the well-established fedora-commons repository software, which implements the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) reference model. The search and data rendering layers are handled by the open-source framework corpus_shell which is being developed at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Adopting these solutions, we follow the standard principles of a high quality digital repository like usage of Persistent Identifiers, authorisation, authentication, and sharing of metadata and data.

The metadata of the resources is exposed via an OAI-PMH provider service that is periodically harvested by CLARIN-ERIC research infrastructure and made available via its dissemination channels, primarily the Virtual Language Observatory). In this manner, CCV provides an additional important dissemination channel for the published resources.

CLARIN Centre Vienna is the first Austrian repository that has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval! CCV is also official B centre in the network of CLARIN centres.

If you have language resources, would like to share these with the scientifc community (and/or the public) and want to make sure that the data will be around in the future, contact us. We offer archiving and online availability of the resources. If needed, we will assist you in converting data and metadata into required formats.

Contact: acdh-tech@oeaw.ac.at

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