Collaborations play an important role in many LDC activities. LDC partners, consults and otherwise collaborates with a variety of organizations for a multitude of purposes.
LDC Members - LDC would not exist if not for its members who span the range of organizations and fields in language-related research, education and technology development. Universities, research labs, corporations and government organizations from around the globe use LDC data for their work. The mutual interest underlying the member relationship is often the seed that spawns additional joint undertakings.
Data Contributors - Data contributors are critical to LDC’s mission to develop, acquire and distribute language-related data. Organizations that create data of interest (news organizations, broadcasters) and researchers who contribute resources, share data through LDC not only for the recognition but also to benefit multiple research communities and attract research to areas of mutual interest.
Sponsors, Research Partners - For sponsored projects, common task evaluations and other specific work, LDC partners with US government agencies (including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, Treasury), the National Science Foundation, research institutions, commercial organizations and others to achieve shared goals. Virtually all data produced for sponsored programs is published in the LDC Catalog and broadly available to the community.
Sister Organizations, Networks - LDC actively participates in groups and efforts that advance resource sharing. Among them are initiatives for standardizing specifications and best practices for annotation and processing tasks, harmonizing resource metadata schemas and developing new architectures for language resource delivery. In these settings, LDC contributes, learns and collaborates in concert with the community’s global thinkers.