The first Danish CLARIN project

The project period was 2008-2010.

The Danish CLARIN consortium (Centre for Danish Language resources and Technology Infrastructure for the Humanities) received a grant of 15 million DKK (appr. 2 million €) from the research infrastructure programme of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The grant was for construction of a Danish research infrastructure for the humanities integrating written, spoken, and visual records into a coherent and systematic digital repository. The project ran from January 2008 until the end of 2010.

The acronym CLARIN stands for Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure. CLARIN is also the name of an EU-project (see EU-CLARIN's website) which the Danish CLARIN is connected with.

The project is continued in the DigHumLab project, theme 1. Read more at

The vision

The vision is to create a researcher’s toolbox by establishing a number of digital Danish text, speech and visual resources and associated tools and to integrate these resources into a web-based environment for research thus creating a much needed support for Danish humanities and enhance its possibilities for European collaboration. The Danish CLARIN project will also improve the conditions for Danish language technology research and development by starting a structured approach to a Danish BLARK.

European collaboration 

The Danish CLARIN project will follow standards and recommendations developed in the preparatory phase of the European CLARIN project, see ,but it is important to realize that this project has not been granted as a preparatory phase project in parallel with the European project. It involves an independent Danish investment in the construction of a national infrastructure that will stand alone as a vital contribution to the Danish research enterprise. For this reason it was vitally important for the consortium to design the work packages in such a way as to be able to deliver as a result not only the technical infrastructure but also as many types of content as possible.













Work packages

The work is organized in five thematically defined main work packages, three of which are dedicated to making content available, while one focuses on the technical infrastructure and one on project management.


































































































The Danish CLARIN consortium includes leading Danish humanities institutions: four universities and four cultural institutions. The partners are:

University of Copenhagen

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bente Maegaard Emeritus +4535329074 E-mail
Frans Gregersen Professor Emeritus +4535328354 E-mail
Hanne Ruus Professor Emeritus +4535328368 E-mail

University of Southern Denmark

Johannes Wagner, Professor, dr.phil.

University of Aarhus

Viggo Sørensen, Associate professor,

Copenhagen Business School

Peter Juel Henrichsen, Associate professor

The Royal Library

Anders Sparre Conrad, Senior consultant 

The National Museum of Denmark

Birgit Rønne, Coordinator

Society for Danish Language and Literature

Lars Trap-Jensen, Managing editor 

Danish Language Council

Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen, Director


Project manager
Bente Maegaard
Centre for Language Technology
Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics
University of Copenhagen