Oxford Text Archive moving to the Bodleian Library

The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) is getting a new lease of life. It is moving to the Bodleian Library, in a transition which should guarantee its long-term sustainability, and open up many new opportunities. The OTA has had a home in … Continue reading

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The Oxford Text Archive at 40

The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) was founded by  Lou Burnard in 1976, and has been in continuous operation at the University of Oxford ever since. 2016 is therefore our fortieth anniversary. Ten years ago we organized a one-day event to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, … Continue reading

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Connecting and Integrating Language Resources and Tools with CLARIN

As part of the meeting of the CLARIN technical centres, an open tutorial session was held, at the SURF offices adjacent to Utrecht train station. SURF is the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch higher education and research. After a welcome … Continue reading

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The Oxford Text Archive – downloads in 2015

Analysis of the logs for downloads of resources from the Oxford Text Archive in the calendar year 2015 reveal a dramatic increase in usage. This increase can clearly be largely attributed to a number of factors, of which the most … Continue reading

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Exploring Online Language Resources

A course in the IT Learning Programme at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2016 will explore how we can use online language datasets to explore language, history and culture. This course is the latest stage in the evolution … Continue reading

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A Virtual Museum of Language for Oxford

The University of Oxford is home to unrivalled collections of  materials and expertise relating to human language, dispersed across faculties, museums, libraries and other units. A pilot project is proposed to imagine a new virtual museum, which would bring together … Continue reading

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CLARIN: what’s in it for us?

Now that the UK has joined the CLARIN European Infrastructure Consortium, it time to consider the actual and potential benefits for UK researchers. See also CLARIN for Beginners and UK joins the CLARIN family for more background. Exploring online language resources … Continue reading

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Collective Intelligence

This post was originally composed 23-02-15, in the wake of the event ‘Digital Humanities Collective Intelligence: a workshop to foster international cooperation’ held in the Anatomy Theatre and Museum at King’s College London on the 21st and 22nd February 2011 … Continue reading

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Beyond the Digital Humanities

The NeDiMAH Conference ‘Beyond the Digital Humanities’ was held at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, on Tuesday 5th May 2015. NeDiMAH has run for four years as a project of the European Science Foundation, with the backing of research funders … Continue reading

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CLARIN-UK: latest news and forthcoming opportunities

CLARIN-UK: a new consortium and a new CLARIN country The UK is currently preparing an application to join the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium as an Observer. The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in cooperation with JISC and the other … Continue reading

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