How to use this book

If you are new to CLARIN-D, you should at least skim through the chapters of the first part. If you are already experienced in sharing resources within a community, some of the issues will sound familiar to you. You should nevertheless learn about the policy and recommendations of CLARIN-D (so you should at least check the recommendations at the end of each section).

If you want to provide and share a particular resource, you might want to move straight ahead to the relevant section of Chapter 6, Types of resources. The same holds for a particular tool – move on to Chapter 7, Linguistic tools and the relevant sections. Even more relevant in this case will be Chapter 8, Web services: Accessing and using linguistic tools, which explains how tools of different sorts are made interoperable. This chapter is also for you if you look for a solution to the linguistic analysis of your (textual) primary data, i.e. a single document or a corpus.

As the audience of this user guide is diverse we mark sections aiming at specific readers explicitly:

[Important]Technical details

These sections contain information aimed specifically at technical staff such as sofware engineers and developers. Here you will also often find pointers to technical specifications of formats and protocols.

[Tip]Tips and high level summaries

These sections summarize the most important points discussed throughout the user guide and provide a very compressed view on a specific topic.

[Note]Additional information

These sections contain valuable background information many of our readers will already be familiar with.