A research infrastructure initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools from all over Europe and beyond be accessible through a single sign-on online environment for the support of researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Currently CLARIN provides easy and sustainable access to digital language data (in written, spoken, or multimodal form) for scholars, and offers advanced tools to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine such data sets, wherever they are located. This is enabled through a networked federation of centres: language data repositories, service centres and knowledge centres, with single sign-on access for all members of the academic community in all participating countries. Tools and data from different centres are interoperable, so that data collections can be combined and tools from different sources can be chained to perform complex operations to support researchers in their work.
The CLARIN infrastructure is fully operational in many countries, and a large number of participating centres are offering access services to data, tools and expertise. At the same time, CLARIN continues to be constructed in some countries that joined more recently, and CLARIN’s datasets and services are constantly updated and improved. For a bibliographic overview of CLARIN-related publications, please consult the CLARIN Zotero Library.