Application by an Organization to use the
TDT Pilot Study Corpus
The ______________________________________________________________, an organization of approximately _________ people engaging human language technology research and development, which is a part of
Corporation/Partnership/Legal Entity__________________________________________ Official Mail Address__________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Telephone__________________________________________ Facsimile__________________________________________ Electronic Mail__________________________________________hereby apply(ies) to use, and agrees to use the information designated as the TDT Pilot Study Corpus (the Information) under the following understandings, terms and conditions. These understandings, terms and conditions apply equally to all or to part of the Information.
1.1 The Information is the property of Reuters America, Inc., and Cable News Network and is protected by applicable copyright law.
1.2 The Organization represents that it will use the Information only to pursue research objectives. The Organization shall not, and shall not permit any of its Authorized Users (as hereafter defined) to publish, retransmit, redistribute, sell, commercially exploit or otherwise reproduce any or all of the Information in any format to anyone, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
1.3 The Information may only be used for linguistic research and development in areas such as topic detection and tracking information retrieval, document understanding, machine translation, speech recognition, or research into the application of natural language processing technology to the teaching of foreign languages. All such research must be performed by Authorized Users on behalf of the Organization.
1.4 Summaries, analyses and interpretations of the linguistic properties of the Information may be derived and published in any articles, reports or other documents describing all or any part of the results of such linguistic research and development, provided it is not possible to reconstruct the Information from these summaries, analyses and interpretations.
1.5 Limited excerpts of the Information may be displayed to others or published in a scientific or technical context, solely for the purpose of describing the linguistic research and development and related issues or demonstrating the systems under development.
2.1 The Organization may only grant access to the Information to individuals working under its control, i.e., its own members, consultants to the Organization, or individuals providing services to the Organization who are specifically authorized by the Organization for such purposes (an Authorized User).
2.2 An Authorized User may be allowed access to the Information only after being informed of the provisions of this agreement. Access by an Authorized User to the Information is to be terminated when the conditions of the application no longer apply. The Organization must retain the names of all Authorized Users granted access to the Information and make them available upon request to any of the copyright holders and to the institution or agency holding the Application.
2.3 Any violation of the terms of this Application by an Authorized User will be grounds for the termination of all rights granted hereunder.
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The Organization shall send a signed copy of this agreement by facsimile to LDC, fax number (+1) 215 573-2175. Alternately, the Organization shall email an electronic version of the signed agreement to LDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.