Most of the work of CLARIN-BE is funded through the FWO-funded International Research Infrastructure (IRI) project CLARIAH-VL: Advancing the Open Humanities Service Infrastructure.
At the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven, as well as at the Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal, researchers of the CLARIAH-VL consortium are working on a modular research infrastructure embedding high-quality, user-friendly tools and resources into the workflows of humanities researchers.
Offering an open infrastructure which facilitates public humanities will ensure the accessibility and relevance of the humanities to the general public, specific (heritage) community groups and policy makers. It will make it technically possible to share knowledge, including sharing and co-creating knowledge with non-specialist users, such as facilitating citizen science and crowdsourcing projects.
For more information about the plans in the context of CLARIAH-VL see V. Vandeghinste, E. Lefever, W. Daelemans, T. Van de Cruys and S. Chambers (2021). CLARIN Flanders: new prospects. Proceedings of the CLARIN annual conference. pp. 86–90.
A first description of actual implementation work is available in A. Lemmens and V. Vandeghinste (2022). A Lightweight NLP Workflow Engine for CLARIN-BE. Proceedings of the CLARIN annual conference pp. 29–34.