On 26 February 2021, ReLDI will participate in the conference Internationalisms in Slavic as a window into the architecture of grammar - InterSlavic 2020/2021, organised by the University of Graz. The abstract and the presentation can be found here, and in case you wish to join us and the rest of the conference, the registration instructions are available here....

The CLASSLA knowledge centre has recently published a new state-of-the-art BERT-like model covering Croatian and Serbian. The model is available via HuggingFace, and a version fine-tuned to the task of named entity recognition has been published on the same platform too (see here). The creator of the model is Nikola Ljubešić....

ReLDI centre has recently collaborated with the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts on the creation of corpora of language-related news articles and news comments in Serbian, Croatian and Slovene. The work was coordinated by Vuk Batanović, and the corpora can be downloaded here....

On 24 October 2020, a number of ReLDI resources have been presented by Vuk Batanović at the conference Primena slobodnog softvera i otvorenog hardvera (Applicaton of Free Software and Open Hardware) at the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade. You can see the presentation and the paper here....

A three-year strategic partnership UPSKILLS - UPgrading the SKIlls of Linguistics and Language Students, whose participants are Tanja Samardžić and Maja Miličević Petrović, has been approved for funding within the Erasmus+ programme, with the addition of funding by the Swiss agency Movetia. The coordinator of the partnership is the University of Malta. The project partners will develop teaching materials for students of languages and linguistics on topics such as programming, research methods and quantitative data analysis....

A two-year project Advancing Novel Textual Similarity-based Solutions in Software Development -   AVANTES has been approved for funding within the Artificial Intelligence programme of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia. Participants in the project are ReLDI members Vuk Batanović, Maja Miličević Petrović and Tanja Samardžić. The project is dedicated to the study of the relationship between programming code semantics and the meaning of code comments written in natural languages. Solutions regarding the problems of code comment categorization,...

On 6 May 2020, ReLDI participated in the first CLASSLA (online) workshop. You can read more about it here (and see us!)....

The recently set-up CLARIN knowledge centre for South Slavic languages [CLASSLA] and ReLDI have come to an agreement of close collaboration. While CLASSLA has a wider scope (South Slavic languages) and is mostly active in the CLARIN ERIC community, ReLDI is still a cornerstone of grassroots efforts in Croatia, Serbia and beyond, to bootstrap language technology development and improve language research methodology....

Our Movetia project ended after a successful and fun summer school held in the Petnica Science Centre 1-13 July 2019. For more information and some photos, see here....

Borders and boundaries in Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian: Twitter data to the rescue Journal of Linguistic Geography, 6(2), 100-124. Nikola Ljubešić, Maja Miličević Petrović and Tanja Samardžić A new article by an all-ReLDI team shows how we can use Twitter to clarify the ever-puzzling relationships between Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian. For a pre-print version follow this link.  ...

On 21 December 2018, the ReLDI network held a meeting at the Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics in Zagreb. Network members and guests presented their ideas for future projects, followed by a discussion on possibilities for regional collaboration. We thank all the participants for their input. Special thanks go to the local organiser, Kristina Štrkalj Despot, and to the Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics for their hospitality!   ...

The next ReLDI meeting will take place in Zagreb on 21 December 2018. If you would like to attend, let us know via our contact form....

A new grant Revisiting research training in linguistics: theory, logic, method (Nr. 2018-CH-IP-0012), is awarded by the Swiss funding agency Movetia to Tanja Samardžić and Maja Miličević in collaboration with Genoveva Puskas from the University of Geneva. The goal of the new partnership is to introduce the content taught in the ReLDI seminars to the undergraduate programmes at the Universities of Zurich, Belgrade and Geneva. See the announcement from the University of Zurich....

Four ReLDI online courses are now open and can be accessed via the Open edX @ Zurich platform. More detailed information can be found at the online courses page....

Between 15 August and 1 October 2017 four ReLDI online courses will be opened on the Open edX @ Zurich platform. More detailed information can be accessed from the online courses page....

Blog posts about ReLDI have been published on the URPP Language and Space blog (author: Tanja Samardžić), and the CLARIN blog (authors: Ana Slavec and Jakob Lenardič)....

The fifth ReLDI seminar took place from 21 to 23 June 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The seminar had about 50 participants from the entire former Yugoslavia. The program and the materials are available on the seminar page in Serbian. We are grateful to the organisers who made this additional seminar possible, and especially to the JANES project. JANES ends at the same time as ReLDI, and at the end of the seminar we celebrated several years of fruitful activities by dancing...

The fourth ReLDI seminar (the second in Zagreb) took place from 23 to 26 February 2017. The program and the materials are available on the seminar page in Serbian. Participant list and short biographies are available on the same page. ...

In collaboration with the Slovene project JANES, we are organising an additional ReLDI seminar, to be held 21-23 June 2017 in Ljubljana. Detailed information is available here....

The second ReLDI seminar took place in Belgrade from 26 to 29 January 2017. The program and materials are available on the seminar page in Serbian. The list of the participants and their short biographies will be available soon. ...

On 28 October 2016 Adriano Ferraresi (University of Bologna) and Maja Milicevic held a statistics seminar for (corpus) linguists titled "Count your frequencies wisely! An introduction to concepts and methods in quantitative (corpus) linguistics". The seminar was hosted by the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna....

On 29 September 2016 Nikola Ljubešić gave two ReLDI-related talks at the Language Technologies & Digital Humanities 2016 conference in Ljubljana: (1) Easily Accessible Language Technologies for Slovene, Croatian and Serbian (authors: Nikola Ljubešić, Tomaž Erjavec, Darja Fišer, Tanja Samardžić, Maja Miličević, Filip Klubička, Filip Petkovski); (2) Analysing spatial distribution of linguistic variables in geoencoded tweets from Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia (authors: Nikola Ljubešić, Tanja Samardžić, Maja Miličević)....

The most important language technology tools developed inside the project are available via a web application (http://nl.ijs.si/services, registration point) and an API library (https://github.com/clarinsi/reldi-lib). We will continue adding tools to the ReLDI ecosystem as we develop them....

An article on our project appeared in the Belgrade daily newspaper Danas (in Serbian)....

The second ReLDI seminar took place in Zagreb from 27 to 30 June 2016. The list of seminar participants and their short biographies will be available soon on the seminar page (in Croatian)....

The first set of resources and tools for Croatian and Serbian developed or improved in the ReLDI project is now ready for sharing. The access details and terms of use are available on the resources and tools page....

The first ReLDI seminar took place in Belgrade from 2 to 5 June. The list of the participants and their short biographies will be available soon on the seminar page (in Serbian). [gallery ids="542"]...

Registration is open for the second ReLDI seminar, to be at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb 27-30 June 2016. More info (in Croatian) can be found on the local page of the seminar....

In collaboration with the JANES Ekspres project, Nikola Ljubesic and Maja Milicevic held parallel workshops for annotators of non-standard Croatian and Serbian. Nikola led the workshop held in Zagreb on 4 December, and Maja the one held in Belgrade on 10 December, both together with Tomaz Erjavec. More info is available here....

In collaboration with the Slovene project JANES, on 25 November 2015 Maja Milicevic held a statistics seminar for corpus linguists titled "Beyond example extraction: Quantitative analysis of the JANES corpus". More info is available here....

We are happy to announce that the English version of our website is up and running. For now you can find information about what ReLDI is and what we will do over the next year and a half; much more stuff will be added soon. We are also working on website localisation for Croatian and Serbian, which we hope to finalise in December. So stay tuned!...