Creating, Managing and Archiving Textual Corpora in Under-resourced Languages

As we announced previously, our Multilingual DH Working Group has won funding from DARIAH together with the DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group to organize a hybrid workshop, entitled “Creating, Managing, and Archiving Textual Corpora in Under-resourced Languages.” This 2,5-day workshop, organized between August 28-30, 2024 at the University of Hamburg and online, will provide a platform for us to collectively consider the different stages and potential challenges of creating and handling corpora in languages beyond English. Ideally, this will also serve as a starting point for future collaborative initiatives to consider practical steps to effectively support people working with under-resourced languages in DH towards a linguistically more inclusive DH environment. 

The workshop will consist of brief presentations about the methods of creating and handling multilingual corpora with ample time for questions and discussion. These interactive sessions will constitute the basis for the eventual writing sprint on day 3 where the goal will be to collectively create a workflow to be published on the SSH Open Marketplace platform and possibly in other venues in an open access format to support the broader community. 

You can find the tentative schedule of the workshop below:

Hamburg, 28-30 August 2024

Day 1 (corpus building) – 28.08.2024, afternoon

Francesco Gelati and colleague (Universität Hamburg): Welcome Greetings

Alíz Horváth (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest): Opening Speech. What is Corpus/Data/Workflow in a multilingual context? Why a workflow for non-English sources? Rationale behind the workshop 

Metadata, lexicography

Péter Király (GWDG, Göttingen): Multilingual metadata standards and metrics through Europeana

Francesco Gelati: Metadata for archiving Textual Corpora

Agnes Kim (ACDH-CH, Vienna): Multilingualism in corpus building

Corpus building

Aleksandr Riaposov (Universität Hamburg): Workflows for creating digital corpora of minority languages

Till Grallert (Freie Universität Berlin): Corpus building from open, collaborative and scholarly digital editions

Merve Tekgürler (Stanford University): approaching existing materials as data through 18th century court histories

Day 2 (corpus management) – 29.08.2024, whole day

Nanette Rißler-Pipka (DARIAH-DE National Coordinator) – Institutional Greetings

Corpus management – textual and non-textual

Cristina Vertan (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg): Corpus-Processing with Clarin Tools

Alessia Spadi and Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Florence):  Tools for Corpus Processing

Putting it all together

Jonas Müller-Laackman (State and University Library, Hamburg): Closing the Gap in non-Latin script data

Shih-Pei Chen and Calvin Yeh (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin): LoGaRT – Local Gazetteers Research Tools for classical Chinese

Day 3 (Synthesis, publication, writing sprint) – 30.08.2024, morning until lunch

Alex König (CLARIN) [and Laure Barbot (DARIAH) remote] – SSH Open Marketplace

Françoise Gouzi (DARIAH) – Transformations: DARIAH overlay journal

If you would like to actively participate in the workshop and the creation of the workflow, please let us know by sending an email to While we will not be able to provide financial support for on-site attendance for budgetary reasons, we are happy to welcome participants online. 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Best regards,

Alíz, Maroussia, Francesco, and Françoise
(DARIAH Multilingual DH WG and Research Data Management WG chairs)

OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
Maroussia (June 3, 2024). Creating, Managing and Archiving Textual Corpora in Under-resourced Languages. DARIAH Multilingual DH. Retrieved July 18, 2024 from

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