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LiRI - Linguistic Research Infrastructure

LiRI is a state-of-the-art technology platform for linguistic researchers.

LiRI supports research in linguistics, language science, and related disciplines at the University of Zurich and beyond.  We offer a comprehensive suite of services that covers every stage of a research project's life cycle, from the initial planning and experiment design to the acquisition and processing of data, as well as language technology services, and statistical consulting. We also partner with LaRS and SWISSUbase to provide our clients with data archiving solutions at the end of their project. In addition, the Swissdox@LiRI service offers a vast database of Swiss media texts to subscribers from supporting institutions.




    LiRI is a data and service provider for CLARIN-CH, the Swiss node of CLARIN (short for Common Language Resources and Language Technology). CLARIN is a pan-European digital infrastructure that provides easy and sustainable access to a wide range of language data and tools. In Switzerland, CLARIN-CH addresses the needs of Swiss researchers working with language data when it comes to collecting, protecting, sharing and preserving research data in the context of Open Science and FAIR principles, providing support and fostering collaboration.
  • Zurich Center for Linguistics

    The Zurich Center for Linguistics (LiZZ) is a group of institutes and individuals who are involved in linguistic research in Zurich and who share common interests and resources. The LiZZ supports the development of the linguistically oriented institutes and initiatives of the University of Zurich (UZH). The central goal is to strengthen linguistics in Zurich and to generally foster the public perception of the impact and value of language science.
  • NCCR Evolving Language

    The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language is a nationwide interdisciplinary research consortium bringing together research groups from the humanities, from language and computer science, the social sciences, and the natural sciences at an unprecedented level. Together, we aim at solving one of humanity’s great mysteries: What is language? How did our species develop the ca­pa­city for linguistic expression, for processing language in the brain, and for con­sist­ently passing down new variations to the next generation? How will our capacity for language change in the face of digital com­munication and neuroengineering?
  • Digital Society Initiative - LiRI involved

    The Swiss News Viz Media Lab aims to provide expert tools and methods from the analysis to textual data in the form of a publicly accessible platform for both research and teaching purposes.

Weiterführende Informationen

Meet the Families, Part 4: Ordinal Data

Ordinal data are common in linguistic research (for example in questionnaires). In this workshop, we l learn how to analyse ordinal data using ordinal regression. We discuss the basics of ordinal regression method, how to fit an ordinal model, how to visualise and interpret your model output. We further discuss an approach to check model assumptions (using surrogate residuals) as well as how to deal with assumptions violations (e.g. proportional odds).

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 14:15-16:00
Location: UZH, Andreastrasse 15, 8050 Zurich, room will be communicated later
Speaker: Andri Manser
Please register by May 10, 2024 to Sandra Schwab.

LiRI/NCCR Friday Lunchtime Talk with IDIAP's Jean-Marc Odobez & Anshul Gupta

 Decoding Visual Attention: from 3D Gaze to Social Gaze inference in Everyday Scenes 

Jean-Marc Odobez and Anshul Gupta are from the Perception and Activity Understanding group at the IDIAP Research Institute. Their main research interests are on human activities analysis from multi-modal data. In their talk  they  discuss different methods that address the challenge of estimating visual attention

Date: Friday, April 26, 2023, 12:00-13:30
Location: Andreastrasse 15, 8050 Zurich, 4th floor, room AND 4.55/4.57

The talks will last 1h (12:00-13:00); then there will be the chance to have lunch together and socialise until 13:30 (in the provided room).
Everyone is welcome!

Online Statistics Workshops at LiRI

More about Online Statistics Workshops at LiRI

Location: ZOOM
Speaker:Audrey Bürki

1. Setting Appropriate Contrasts in Linear Models

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 14:15-16:00

2. Convergence Issues with Mixed-Effects Models in lmer

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 14:15-16:00


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IT Specialist- Job (80 %)

Looking for an IT role with a difference? The@UZH_LiZZ  & LiRI are seeking an IT Specialist to support language research. Could this be your next opportunity? Check it outhere

Statistics Workshops at LiRI: "Meet the Families" Series

More about Statistics Workshops at LiRI: "Meet the Families" Series

This spring semester, we are continuing to offer the "Meet the Families"  workshops series  in-person.

 Speaker: Andri Manser

Location: UZH, Andreastrasse 15, 8050 Zurich

1. Count Data:  Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 14:15-16:00

2. Ordinal Data: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 14:15-16:00

3.Proportion Data: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 14:15-16:00



Contact Language Stats@LiRI and request for statistical support

More about Contact Language Stats@LiRI and request for statistical support

PD Dr Sandra Schwab

LiRI statistical consultant