Humanities Lab

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


The Humanities Lab is a member of SWE-CLARIN, a node within CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure).

CLARIN is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) devoted to developing language technology (LT) and language resources as e-science and promoting LT-based computer tools in aid of research in the humanities and social sciences where text and speech make up an important kind of primary research data. CLARIN is of increasing importance because of the sheer volume of available “born-digital” language data, because of large-scale digitization of our cultural heritage, and because of increasing visibility and importance of e-science in all fields. Sweden became a member of the CLARIN ERIC in October 2014, and the Swedish CLARIN node – SWE-CLARIN – is now being set up.

As a member of SWE-CLARIN, the Humanities Lab will provide tools and expertise related to language archiving, corpus and (meta)data management, with a continued emphasis on multimodal corpora, many of which contain Swedish resources, but also other (often endangered) languages, multilingual or learner corpora. As a CLARIN K-centre we provide advice on multimodal and sensor-based methods, including EEG, eye-tracking, articulography, virtual reality, motion capture, av-recording.

Current work targets automatic data retrieval from multimodal data sets, as well as the linking of measurement data (e.g. EEG, fMRI) or geo-demographic data (GIS, GPS) to language data (audio, video, text, annotations). We also provide assistance with speech and language technology related matters to various projects.

A primary resource in the Lab is The Humanities Lab corpus server, containing a varied set of multimodal language corpora with standardised metadata and linked layers of annotations and other resources.

For further information, contact sweclarin_lundhumlab.luse.

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