Swiss-AL: Linguistic Open Research Data Practices for Applied Sciences
In this project, an interdisciplinary group of researchers and open research data experts will refine the Swiss-AL family of corpora into a linguistic open research data platform in Switzerland.
Switzerland is currently experiencing a change in research culture, with open science becoming a cornerstone for implementing and funding research projects. In 2021, Switzerland thus agreed on a National Open Research Data Strategy. Within this strategy, the ZHAW Digital Discourse Lab receives two-year funding from swissuniversities within the Swiss Open Research Data Grants (CHORD). The project builds on Swiss-AL, a large multilingual text collection of Swiss public communication that allows for the data-based analysis and simulation of social discourses. In the project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and open research data experts will identify, develop and improve practices used by a heterogeneous research community united in one crucial aspect: their interest in language data. In doing so, the project will address challenges in implementing FAIR data management principles and develop a web platform that integrates these principles when using Swiss-AL.
Swiss-AL-CHORD team attended the ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day
Open Science: Das ZHAW Digital Discourse Lab entwickelt Swiss-AL zu einer offenen Plattform für Sprachdaten in den Angewandten Wissenschaften
swissuniversities und ZHAW fördern Weiterentwicklung von Open Research Data-Praktiken der Angewandten Linguistik
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The project addresses three central challenges in dealing with language-based open research data:
- The use of language data by an interdisciplinary research community whose members use heterogeneous practices in dealing with such data;
- the need to make open research data and associated infrastructures flexible and expandable and to ensure their continuous growth; and
- current data and copyright protection law.
Furthermore, the project will integrate Swiss-AL as a linguistic infrastructure into the Swiss and European CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) ecosystem of digital language resources and tools.
Project financing: swissuniversities (Swiss Open Research Data Grants, Action Area B of the Swiss National Strategy Open Research Data)
Grant: 1.06 millionen
Project duration: 2 years (01/2023-12/2024)
Project lead: ZHAW Digital Discourse Lab (School of Applied Linguistics)
In the project, a large number of partners are collaborating with the ZHAW Digital Discourse Lab as a scientific panel whose task is to identify, develop and improve open research data practices in the field of applied linguistics. The following partners are involved in the project:
- At a national level, the lab collaborates with CLARIN-CH, a consortium of Swiss academic institutions that supports a joint research infrastructure for the humanities at a Swiss and European level.
- At the level of ZHAW, different schools and individual institutes and research groups are collaborating with the lab.
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