Swe-Clarin: Language resources and technology for digital humanities
Paper i proceeding, 2016

CLARIN is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), which aims at (a) making extensive language-based materials available as primary research data to the humanities and social sciences (HSS); and (b) offering state-of-the-art language technology (LT) as an e-research tool for this purpose, positioning CLARIN centrally in what is often referred to as the digital humanities (DH). The Swedish CLARIN node Swe-Clarin was established in 2015 with funding from the Swedish Research Council. In this paper, we describe the composition and activities of Swe-Clarin, aiming at meeting the requirements of all HSS and other researchers whose research involves using text and speech as primary research data, and spreading the awareness of what Swe-Clarin can offer these research communities. We focus on one of the central means for doing this: pilot projects conducted in collaboration between HSS researchers and Swe-Clarin, together formulating a research question, the addressing of which requires working with large language-based materials. Four such pilot projects are described in more detail, illustrating research on rhetorical history, second-language acquisition, literature, and political science. A common thread to these projects is an aspiration to meet the challenge of conducting research on the basis of very large amounts of textual data in a consistent way without losing sight of the individual cases making up the mass of data, i.e., to be able to move between Moretti’s “distant” and “close reading” modes.

Language technology


Digital Humanities



Lars Borin

Göteborgs universitet

Nina Tahmasebi

Göteborgs universitet

Elena Volodina

Göteborgs universitet

Stefan Ekman

Göteborgs universitet

Caspar Jordan

Göteborgs universitet

Jon Viklund

Uppsala universitet

Beáta Megyesi

Uppsala universitet

Jesper Näsman

Uppsala universitet

Anne Palmér

Uppsala universitet

Mats Wirén

Stockholms universitet

Kristina N. Björkenstam

Stockholms universitet

Gintarė Grigonytė

Stockholms universitet

Sofia Gustafson Capková

Stockholms universitet

Tomasz Kosinski

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi, Interaktionsdesign

CEUR Workshop Proceedings

16130073 (ISSN)

Vol. 2021 29-51

1st International Symposium on Digital Humanities, DH 2016
Växjö, Sweden,


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