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Title: iSGTW - 5 May 2010 e-mail
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Issue 173: iSGTW 5 May 2010

CLARIN: A project that speaks to you


In a pattern repeated around the globe, languages are endangered or dying, says UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. Preserving these languages is vital for groups seeking to revitalize and maintain their culture.

Linguists have been recording and documenting endangered languages for as long as there has been recording equipment, or about 120 years. What has been lacking is a central repository for searching and accessing this data, which is widely scattered. To remedy this, a project called  CLARIN seeks to provide comprehensive language research and preservation tools.

CLARIN, or Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, began preparing itself in 2008. Its goal is seamless access to language archives and applications.

So, for example, the words of the Wichita people (above right) may be archived, before the last 10 native-speakers of the Wichita language disappear.

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Software

Frontier guides computing through the collision landscape

The world’s largest particle colliders share something in common in Frontier, a software system originally developed at the Tevatron.

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Interview

From EGEE to EGI

Plain talk with Bob Jones and Steven Newhouse, about the transition from the existing infrastructure of EGEE to the new EGI.

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Link of the week

What are the odds?

An on-line bookmaker is taking bets as to what the LHC will find.

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Image of the week

A picture is worth a thousand words? Not.

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 iSGTW 5 May 2010

Feature - CLARIN: A project that speaks to you

Feature - Frontier guides computing through the collision landscape

Feature - From EGEE to EGI: Plain talk with Bob Jones and Steven Newhouse

Link of the week - What are the odds?

Image of the week- A picture is worth a thousand words? Not.

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EUAsiaGrid Dissemination Conference, 21-23 June, Taipei, Taiwan

Higgs Hunting workshop, 29-31 July, Orsay, France

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