LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ offers capacities for the fight against SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19

LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ and its host institution – the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague – offers its computing cluster capacity for research computation devoted to fight the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and Covid-19 disease, in the amount of ~1000 CPUs, for the period of three months, starting 1st April 2020. More information on how to apply for an account and quota on the cluster, plus a technical description of the capabilities of the cluster, how to run jobs, transfer data etc., can be found at Please note that decisions to allow access will be made at the discretion of the research infrastructure management and mainly on first-come first-serve basis if fulfilling the above criteria.

LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ also offers, for the same time span of three months, starting 1st April 2020, to allow unlimited* access to the Natural Language Processing services. Most of these services can be accessed through a REST API, without any authentication and/or authorization. The APIs allow to use the NLP tools directly from code or scripts, automating tasks such as analysis of social media posts in 80+ languages (cf. the tool “UDPipe”), translation to and from English to and from several EU languages and similar services.

*The limit is only the computing capacity of LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ web service servers. We cannot guarantee availability if demand is higher. There is also a possibility to download the open source tools and use them as such, for example in the available cluster described above, or anywhere else. See the repository and list of services for exact conditions.

Main contact: Jan Hajič –

Technical support: Milan Fučik –

 LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ is a joint distributed Czech national node of the pan-European CLARIN ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) and DARIAH ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) networks. It consists of 11 research organisations, which are active in the domain of humanities and arts in the Czech Republic – in linguistics, history and historical bibliography, culture and science on culture, the history of arts, philosophy, film culture, visual arts, musicology and the history of music, ethnology, folklore, archaeology and also in some cross-disciplinary domains.

LINDAT/CARIAH-CZ – Digital Research Infrastructure for Language Technologies, Arts and Humanities