Centre of Estonian Language Resources (CELR) is a research infrastructure which makes the Estonian language digital resources and technology available to everyone interested in these matters. The objective of the Centre is to bring together the existing digital language resources (dictionaries, text and speech corpora, language databases) and language technology tools (software) to form interoperable services using updated technological know-how, which the users could tailor to their own specific needs. For the users’ convenience, access to the existing digital archives will be opened in one and the same portal and language technology tools are offered in the form of web service using archived data.
CELR is a consortium of four partners: the University of Tartu, TalTech, the Institute of the Estonian Language and the Estonian Literary Museum. As a consortium, CERL fulfils the task of the CLARIN ERIC Estonian National Centre.
CLARIN ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure of European Research Infrastructure Consortium) is a European-wide cooperation network for making language resources and technology accessible and usable through an interoperable research infrastructure.
The Estonian language, digital cultural heritage and language data are visible and usable in the European and global context for researchers as well as for the wider public. Participation in the CLARIN provides Estonian researchers with full access to digital language and cultural assets in the CLARIN centres of other European countries.