April 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Corpora

2010 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation Test Set

BOLT Egyptian Arabic SMS/Chat and Transliteration 

CHiME2 Grid 


LDC celebrates 25 years

April 2017 marks the beginning of LDC’s 25th year as the leader in language resource development and distribution. Founded in 1992, the Consortium has grown from a data repository to a vibrant data center that creates, shares and archives language resources. The Catalog continues to grow, boasting over 700 titles in more than 90 languages. With the support of members, licensees, sponsors and collaborators, LDC has distributed over 120,000 copies of data to more than 3,500 organizations worldwide. Our heartfelt thanks for your support as we continue our mission to provide large quantities of diverse data, research program support and high quality member services.

LDC data and commercial technology development

For-profit organizations are reminded that an LDC membership is a pre-requisite for obtaining a commercial license to almost all LDC databases. Non-member organizations, including non-member for-profit organizations, cannot use LDC data to develop or test products for commercialization, nor can they use LDC data in any commercial product or for any commercial purpose. LDC data users should consult corpus-specific license agreements for limitations on the use of certain corpora. Visit the Licensing page for further information.