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Linguistik Zentrum Zürich

Upgrading the linguistic ORD-ecosystem - UpLORD


UpLORD is a swissuniversities ORD-funded 2-year project (2023-2024) hosted by the University of Zurich, with the support of the the Zurich University Library and the CLARIN-CH Consortium. Since 2018, a consortium of partners has been working on building a national ecosystem of infrastructures, which covers the whole linguistic data lifecycle according to ORD requirements (FAIR principles) from data generating, processing and analyzing to data sharing and archiving. This ecosystem includes the national technology platform LiRI and the national repository for publishing and archiving linguistic data (SWISSUbase) as service providers, a database of Swiss media texts and a platform for hosting of and searching in large text and audio/video corpora. 

The project focuses on upgrading workflows and interoperability of existing infrastructure services, establishing working groups on the national level, documenting and promoting best practices, raising awareness and training about ORD practices in the context of teaching, research and publishing, and building a robust practice of data curation. In the long-term, this project will significatively contribute to developing a strong foundation for a sustainable ORD strategy for linguistic data in Switzerland.

For further details on the project visit the UpLORD website:

Weiterführende Informationen





Prof. Dr. Noah Bubenhofer (LiRI)
Dr. Andrea Malits (Universitätsbibliothek)
Dr. Cristina Grisot (CLARIN-CH)

Call for participation

Are you a member of the Swiss scientific community working with language resources and you feel concerned about the topics addressed in this project?
Would you like to get involved?

Please drop an email to Cristina Grisot.