Since 2017, CLARIN and Europeana have worked together to increase the number of cultural heritage objects available for quick and easy discovery as well as processing by humanities and social sciences scholars. In this post, we take a look at the new resources integrated into CLARIN’s Virtual Language Observatory.
CLARIN, the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology, has successfully integrated a selection of Europeana Collections material into their Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) portal.
In 2017, CLARIN carried out a pilot exploring the possibilities of integrating Europeana Collections’ material into its infrastructure and thus opening up new possibilities for the discovery and linguistic processing of textual cultural heritage content for a social sciences and humanities research audience. This integration is now entering a new stage, offering improved quality and increased processing potential.
Europeana is the European digital platform for cultural heritage. CLARIN has been involved as a partner in Europeana's Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) from the start of this project in April 2015. During DSI-2, the recently completed second iteration of this project, CLARIN established an integration of Europeana data into its infrastructure.