Infrastructures

ILC participates in the Italian nodes of two research infrastructures of pan-European interest identified by ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) and classified as ESFRI Landmarks SSH RI in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016: CLARIN and DARIAH.

CLARIN-IT

It is the Italian node of CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure), whose grand vision it shares.

ILC was already an active participant in the CLARIN preparatory phase project (2008-2011).

On 1st October 2015 Italy became the 16th Full Member of CLARIN ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), the CLARIN governance and coordination body at the European level.

The CLARIN Italian Consortium, represented by ILC and coordinated by Monica Monachini (already a Member of the CLARIN Standards Committee), is being formed and is expected to include the major universities and research institutes of the country, such as departments and institutions of language and literary studies, Philology and Computer Science, as well as groups mostly involved in the field of Digital Humanities and in the sectors of documentation, digitalization and language technologies for the Humanities.

ILC realized a Web portal devoted to the National Consortium (on line since 21st October 2015), established its 1st Metadata Providing Centre - ILC4CLARIN - and realized a Web site devoted to it (on line since 8th February 2017).

DARIAH-IT

It is the Italian node of DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), whose core mission it shares.

It seeks to provide advanced services based on the use of Information and Communication Technology to researchers in the field of Arts and Humanities, combining technological development with education and training, promoting collaboration and joint research, communication and dissemination, sharing of experiences and tools in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage.

It also aims to develop tools to connect and reuse the wealth of scientific material available, while ensuring interoperability, preservation and data security across different academic contexts and communities.

The digital revolution showed the huge potential of technology in transforming the research in the field of Arts and Humanities.

DARIAH-IT provides state-of-the-art digital research tools and promotes their use from a wide and multidisciplinary community of researchers.

ILC has been a Partner of DARIAH-IT since 2015.