Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) is an annual conference about Computational Linguistics organised in Flanders (Belgium) and The Netherlands. On January 26th 2018, the 28th edition of CLIN is organized by the Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, under the auspices of the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).

CLIN is a splendid occasion for the whole Dutch and Belgian computational linguistics community to get together and present their current work, even if in an ongoing state. International researchers often take part in the conference as well. Submissions usually cover a diverse range of computational linguistics topics resulting in a stimulating event where researchers exchange early research results, compare approaches and get a good sense of the direction of computational linguistics in the Netherlands and Belgium as a whole.

The first CLIN conference was held in 1990 in Utrecht. For an impression of the previous CLIN conferences see the CLIN conference pages from previous years:

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Concertgebouw De Vereeniging

Keizer Karelplein 2D - 6511 NC - Nijmegen

CLIN28 will be held at Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, located in the city centre of Nijmegen at about 8 minutes by foot from the central train station. Click the link below for more information, including parking options.


Martha Larson

Professor Multimedia Technologies, Radboud University
Multimedia Computing Group, TU Delft

Martha Larson combines a unique profile of mathematics, linguistics, speech and language technogy and information retrieval to focus on multimedia retrieval. She is a professor in Multimedia Information Technology at the faculty of Science and faculty of Arts at the Radboud University. She also works one day per week at the Multimedia Computing Group at TU Delft.

She is the founder of MediaEval, a Multimedia Evaluation Benchmark that offers challenges in the form of shared tasks that aim to develop and evaluate new algorithms and technologies for multimedia retrieval, access and exploration. MediaEval focuses on the human and social aspects of multimedia and encompasses the potential of multiple modalities, including speech, language and context.