Welcome to the Eurac Research Clarin Centre!
The Eurac Research CLARIN Centre (ERCC) is a dedicated repository for language data. It is hosted by the Institute for Applied Linguistics (IAL) at Eurac Research, a private research centre based in Bolzano, South Tyrol. The Centre is part of the Europe-wide CLARIN infrastructure, which means that it follows well-defined international standards for (meta)data and procedures and is well-embedded in the wider European Linguistics infrastructure. The repository hosts data collected at the IAL, but is also open for data deposits from external collaborators.
Eurac Research is a private non-profit research center located in the heart of the Alps in Bolzano, South Tyrol. It is funded by the local and regional government and through external projects. Today, over 25 years after it was funded, more than 400 scientists from over 30 countries work here in a wide number of different research fields.
The Institute for Applied Linguistics is one of the many institutes at Eurac Research. It is working mainly on the fields of terminology, translation studies, variety linguistics, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, lexicography and computational linguistics. Special interests lie in the fields of Learner Corpora, Computer-mediated Communication (CMC) and the specific situation of German in the multilingual region of South Tyrol.
CLARIN is a pan-European project organised as an European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) with about 20 participating member countries. Its ultimate objective is to advance research in the humanities and social sciences by giving researchers unified single sign-on access to a platform which integrates language-based resources and advanced tools at a European level.