The Language Analysis Portal

The objective of this project is to create an on-line portal for language analysis, called LAP.  The effort forms part of the CLARINO infrastructure project and one of the overall goals is to make language technology readily accessible and usable for researchers from the humanities and social sciences.

About the Project

The language analysis portal (LAP) provides an intuitive and easy-to-use web interface to a centralized repository of a wide range of language technology tools, all installed on a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster.  Users are able to compose and run workflows using an in-browser graphical interface, with multiple tools and resources chained together in potentially complex pipelines.  Although the project reaches out to a diverse set of user groups, it particularly aims to facilitate use of language analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and other fields without strong computational traditions.


The work is carried out at the University of Oslo (UiO) as a joint effort by the Language Technology Group (LTG) and the Research Computing group at the University Center for Information Technology (USIT).  LAP also forms part of the CLARINO infrastructure initiative, the Norwegian branch of the pan-European CLARIN federation (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure). 
Tags: language technology, portal, HPC
Published Jan. 7, 2013 02:47 PM - Last modified Sep. 28, 2016 10:28 PM