The goal of the Centre for Estonian Language Resources (CELR) is to create and manage an infrastructure which will support the making of Estonian language digital resources (dictionaries, corpora – both text and speech, and various language databases) and language technology tools (software) available to everyone who is working with digital language materials.
The CELR coordinates and organises the documentation and archiving of the resources as well as developing language technology standards and drawing up the necessary legal contracts and licences for different types of users (public, academic, commercial, etc). In addition to collecting language resources, a system will be launched for introducing the resources to potential users, and also for informing and educating them.
The main users of the CELR are researchers from Estonian R&D institutions, and social sciences and humanities researchers from all over the world via the CLARIN ERIC network of similar centres in Europe. Those partners who belong to the CELR consortium are the University of Tartu, the Tallinn University of Technology, the Institute of the Estonian Language, and the Estonian Literary Museum.
RI research services
The central data register and repository service for language resources;
A metadata portal, data category registration service, schema registration services for language resources; A knowledge and expertise service for RI users; user support; central IT services such as hosting, archiving, depositing, and the preservation of the Estonian language and other linguistic data, user access and authorisation for services that are provided by the national identity federation.
Equipment at the RI
Central servers for hosting, archiving and depositing language resources and tools; servers for producing and testing research models.
A live server (Supermicro 6037R) for hosting all live applications. Registering language resources and providing a repository of language resources.
A web-based user environment for using language resources and tools for research and development purposes.
A registry for and repository of language resources; covering project management, virtualisation, and version control software.
Hosting organisation: University of Tartu
Liivi 2 / 50409 Tartu