Oxford OH-workshop

trinityCLARIN works with various communities to collaborate on research projects, to find out requirements for language technology services, and to support the curation of linguistic data.
CLARIN has embarked on a number of activities relating to working with oral history archive materials. The kick-off was during the 18-19 April 2016 workshop in Oxford. Goal of the workshop was to start with a number of activities relating to working with oral history archive materials, including:

  • extending and maintaining a registry of oral history collections in Europe,
  • making oral history collections visible via the Virtual Language Observatory,
  • a 'hackathon' to work on mini-projects with oral history and develop case studies of good practice,
  • publishing how-to guides including screencast videos on how to transcribe, align and search oral collections,
  • developing support services to make it easier to find and use Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools in oral history research,
  • development of new collaborative projects, including crowdsourcing elements to involve the public in transcriptions.