The CLARIN-NL project is a large national project in the Netherlands (2009-2015) which aims to make a significant contribution to the European CLARIN infrastructure. The CLARIN infrastructure is a research infrastructure intended for humanities researchers that work with language data and tools. The researcher will be able to find data and tools relevant for his/her research via the CLARIN infrastructure and get access to them. We also aim to make it possible to apply tools to data in such a way that no technical background is needed or ad-hoc adaptations to the tools or the data are necessary.

The researcher’s research project may result in new data and tools, which he/she can make available to other researchers via the CLARIN infrastructure. The CLARIN research infrastructure will thus make humanities research related to language easier, faster, better, and in some cases even possible for the first time.