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MPI involved in EU project CLARA
Since December 2009, the MPI for Psycholinguistics has been involved in the EU project CLARA – Common Language Resources and their Applications, which is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. The CLARA network offers an intensive research exchange programme between 16 participating institutions.
March 3, 2010
As part of its CLARA commitment, the MPI for Psycholinguistics will host three researcher posts, two early stage researchers (ESR) and one experienced researcher (ER) in the institute's Technical Group. The ESR positions involve participation in the CLARA subproject Designing and Testing Common Infrastructures, which is lead by the MPI. Its overall aim is the design of the next generation of common language resource infrastructures and its advanced components on which future linguistic research will be based.
The ER position involves participation in the CLARA subproject Multimedia and Multimodal Communication Modeling, which is a cooperation between the MPI and Københavns Universitet. The overall aim of this subproject is the creation of multimedia and multimodal resources in order to study human communicative behaviour empirically.
Researchers employed via CLARA at one of the partner institutions will stay with the host institution for most of the time, while the programme allows for a shorter stay at a second academic or industrial partner institution.
CLARA summer schools
In July 2010 and July 2011, the MPI for Psycholinguistics will organise two CLARA summer schools. This year's summer school will train researchers in the creation of (textual and multimedial) language resources, and in the proper curation and archiving of such material. Participants will learn to use technology to annotate multimedia resources in multiple dimensions, and other forms to enrich or semantically link scientific data or metadata.
The summer school in 2011 aims to prepare researchers from linguistics and related disciplines to profit from the availability of language resources and tools, to contribute to such collections, and to thus maximise re-use of research data and tools among members of the research community. The course will cover all aspects of the CLARIN infrastructure, aiming to transfer knowledge from CLARIN staff to a new generation of researchers.