Research Group Language Models and Resources (LaMoRe)

Strategy 2012 - 2022

Towards eScience for the Humanities

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The strategy of the LaMoRe research group has the following characteristics:

  1. We want our research to be innovative and relevant to society. Our research contributes to new models and practical applications that help people use their language on the information highways.
  2. One of our present aims is to bring eScience to the Humanities by building a sustainable research infrastructure. This will provide persistent access to reusable language resources and tools.
  3. Our research is international and interdisciplinary at heart. Our main cooperation partners are active in the computational, cognitive and language sciences all over the world, particularly through national and EU projects.
  4. Our research is thematically oriented and tightly interrelated. We manage a substantial portfolio of large research and infrastructure projects that gives our work critical mass and builds up our competence.
  5. We participate in researcher training schemes which are international and interdisciplinary in order to prepare researchers for tomorrow's challenges in cooperative projects that cross boundaries and disciplines.

To achieve its aims, LaMoRe has the following tactical requirements:

  1. Leading competence and experience must be secured through long term engagements and career building for our researchers, whereas reductions in staff are counterproductive.
  2. The relevance of research for society deserves consideration at all institutional levels.
  3. The university needs to restructure its research strategy around research themes rather than traditional disciplines or administrative units.
  4. The challenges of eScience in the Humanities must be tackled at levels above the department level.
  5. The operation of large research projects requires stronger institutional support at the administrative and technical levels.
  6. The operation of research infrastructures and participation in ERICs requires dependable long-term funding.
  7. Stronger institutional anchoring of interdisciplinary and international researcher training is desirable.
  8. Sharing data and tools in accessible and reusable forms must be recognized and rewarded on a par with publications.