The FIN-CLARIN consortium is the Finnish part of the European CLARIN collaboration building a research infrastructure for language-related resources in Humanities and Social Sciences. The goal of FIN-CLARIN is to provide access for all researchers in Finland to CLARIN compatible language resources. Likewise, the researchers in other countries will have access to the resources in Finland.
In order for the language resources to be found in scientific resource inventories, all resources must be equipped with compatible metadata descriptions. Their access policies must be stated clearly in a common format, and it should be easy to apply for and to grant permissions to use them. The resources must also be provided in a well-known or standardized format. In Finland, the related services will be located at the Language Bank of Finland. FIN-CLARIN is currently developing the assortment of materials available in the Language Bank as well as the instructions and support for using these resources.
CLARIN ( _Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure_) is part of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) roadmap. FIN-CLARIN is part of the Finnish national roadmap (pdf).
Finland is a full member of the European research infrastructure consortium CLARIN ERIC, whose task it is to ensure that the language processing services are coordinated and compatible in its member countries. Meanwhile, FIN-CLARIN has continued implementing the recommendations produced by CLARIN.
Pave the way for researchers of language material
in humanities, computer science and social sciences
by providing access to language tools and resources.
At their work stations
in manuscript and newspaper collections, in internet and parliamentary discussions, in radio and TV broadcasts.