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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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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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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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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


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11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

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