Preparation and Depositing








CLARIN-D for Researchers of German Philology

CLARIN-D supports research in the area of German studies by providing services to explore German language resources, analyse written and spoken text, and archive corpora and research results. The Working Group 1 »German Philology« is a network of scholars in German studies within CLARIN-D whose aim is to support German Philology by providing a digital research infrastructure. 


Data for Research

The Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) provides access to many resources for research, like text corpora in German, that scholars of German Philology can use for their research. 

A dedicated full text search, the Federated Content Search (FCS) of CLARIN-D, allows researchers to search through the full text of many CLARIN community resources. With this tool, it is possible to find examples for the usage of certain terms among other things. References and source documents found in this way can be extracted and saved as a corpus for further analysis.

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Software Tools for Research Projects

CLARIN-D provides software and web services for the analysis and preparation of language data. This includes WebAnno for the manual and semi-automatic annotation of texts or WebLicht for automatic annotation of texts with a variety of tools that can be combined according to the needs and preferences of the user.

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Providing Your Own Research Data

The CLARIN-D network not only provides tools for the analysis of language data but also offers the possibility to sustainably archive your own research data and make it available to the research community for reuse. By cooperating with a CLARIN centre, the data can be prepared in such a way that it is sufficiently described by metadata. One such tool is the CMDI-Maker, which can be used for creating descriptions that allow the research community to easily access the data and results via dedicated search engines. 

Would you like to provide your data through the CLARIN-D infrastructure? Contact a specialised centre or the CLARIN-D Helpdesk.

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Contacts in the Discipline

Within CLARIN-D, the disciplines are organised into Working Groups (WGs). Researchers of German studies are mostly represented by WG1 »German Philology«, which has three main goals:

  1. the construction of a knowledge base concerning digital resources, tools, services and ›best practices‹ available in the different sub-disciplines of German philology
  2. an investigation into specialist needs and requirements from the perspective of German philology and its sub-disciplines as well as the communication of these needs and requirements to the service centers of CLARIN-D
  3. the consideration of specific research priorities, which are meant to enable the integration of crucial discipline-specific resources into the CLARIN-D infrastructure

Currently, 19 well-known researchers from German linguistics, literature, and media studies are organised in WG1. Their personal profiles and core research areas guarantee that different needs in the German philology sub-disciplines as well as the pluricentricity of German language are met. 


Responsible CLARIN-D Centres

  • Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) in Mannheim (Main research topic: contemporary German)
  • Regarding historic, diachronic language resources, there is also a cooperation with the »Deutsches Textarchiv« at the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW).



  • Prof. Dr. Michael Beißwenger, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Braun, University of Trier
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Bucher, University of Trier
  • Prof. Dr. Arnulf Deppermann, IDS Mannheim/University of Mannheim
  • Prof. em. Dr. Gerd Fritz, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • Dr. Alexander Geyken, Berlin-Brandenburg Akademy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Elvira Glaser, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Mechthild Habermann, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Huber, University of Bayreuth
  • Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University
  • Prof. Dr. Henning Lobin, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • Dr. Klaus Nippert, Karlsruher Institute for Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rösler, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Rössler, University of Regensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schröder, University of Hamburg
  • Dr. Thomas Stäcker, Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel)
  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer, University of Mannheim
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Wirth, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen



  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Kilian, University of Kiel


Head and Contact

The coordination of this working group is located at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and consists of

Former research assistants:


Resources from the Discipline for the Discipline

During the implementation phase of CLARIN-D, the WG identified important resources and tools, which have been developed and prepared for reuse. These small projects are called curation projects within CLARIN-D.