Repository CLARIN-D Centre Leipzig

Introduction to the Repository

The CLARIN-D repository at the University of Leipzig offers longterm preservation of digital resources, along with their descriptive metadata. The mission of the repository is to ensure the availability and longterm preservation of resources, to preserve knowledge gained in research, to aid the transfer of knowledge into new contexts, and to integrate new methods and resources into university curricula.

CLARIN-D is developing a digital infrastructure for language-centred research in the social sciences and humanities. The main function of the CLARIN-D service centres is to provide relevant, useful data and tools in an integrated, interoperable and scalable way. CLARIN-D will roll the infrastructure out in close collaboration with expert scholars in the humanities and social sciences, to ensure that it meets the needs of users in a systematic and easily accessible way. Integration of the repository into the national CLARIN-D and international CLARIN infrastructures gives it wide exposure, increasing the likelihood that the resources will be used and further developed beyond the lifetime of the projects in which they were developed.

Among the resources currently available in the Leipzig repository are corpora of the Leipzig Corpora Collection / Project 'Deutscher Wortschatz', based on newspaper, Wikipedia and Web text. Furthermore several REST-based webservices are provided for a variety of different NLP-relevant tasks.

Depositing Data into the Archive

A depositor can be anyone obeying the following rules.

The depositor can The archiving process follows a defined workflow for depositing the data and accepts digital resources (including data and tools) for depositing on the servers.

Accepted Resources

The repository has a focus on written text corpora, reference corpora, general lexical resources and resources for lesser resourced languages. Preferably resources from these fields are integrated into the repository. Yet, the repository also gladly accepts language-related resources from other fields as long as they are of high scientific value for the respective communities.
The repository CLARIN-D Centre Leipzig will only accept a resource that


Depositing Procedure

The specific procedure to deposit resources at the CLARIN-D Center Leipzig contains the following steps:
  1. signing the depositors agreement (or in a first stage stating to do so in case the request is accepted by the repository)
  2. filling out the resource deposition request form
  3. mailing these documents to


The following documents contain all relevant information in more detail.

Repository Details

Name: CLARIN-D Resource Center Leipzig
Repository: Fedora Repository
Search in repository: Fedora Repository Search
Virtual Language Observatory: Search in the VLO
Corpus portal: Main page

Organization Details

Name: NLP Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
Phone number: +49-(0)341-9732230
Privacy notice:
Postcode: 04109
City: Leipzig
State: Saxony
Country: Germany
Postal adress: Universität Leipzig; Institut für Informatik; PF 100920; 04009 Leipzig; Germany

Certification Details

This repository has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval. dsa_logo
This repository has been certified as CLARIN Centre Type B. typeb_logo