LDC is involved in a number of projects that support language-related education, research and technology development.
CCU (Computational Cultural Understanding) (DARPA)
The goal of the CCU program is to create a cross-cultural understanding service to improve situational awareness and the ability to effectively interact with diverse international audiences. It seeks to develop natural language processing technologies that recognize, adapt to, and recommend how to operate within the emotional, social, and cultural norms that differ across societies, languages, and communities. LDC supports CCU by collecting, creating and annotating multimodal linguistic resources.
KAIROS (Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas) (DARPA)
KAIROS seeks to develop a schema-based AI system that can identify complex events and bring them to the attention of users. It aims to understand complex events described in multimedia inputs by developing a semi-automated system that identifies, links, and temporally sequences their subsidiary elements, the participants involved, as well as the complex event type. LDC supports KAIROS by collecting, creating and annotating linguistic resources in multiple languages.
LRE (Language Recognition Evaluation) (NIST)
LDC develops linguistic resources to support the NIST LRE series.
SRE (Speaker Recognition Evaluation) (NIST)
LDC develops linguistic resources to support the NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation (SRE) series.