August 2016 Newsletter

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Corpora



Fall 2016 LDC Data Scholarship program - September 15 deadline approaching
Student applications for the Fall 2016 LDC Data Scholarship program are being accepted now through Thursday, September 15, 2016, 11:59PM EST.  The LDC Data Scholarship program provides university students with access to LDC data at no cost. Students must complete an application which consists of a data use proposal and letter of support from their advisor.

For more information on application requirements and program rules, please visit the LDC Data Scholarship page
Applicants can email their materials to the LDC Data Scholarship program
LDC at Interspeech 2016
LDC will once again be exhibiting at Interspeech, held this year September 9-12 in San Francisco, California. Stop by booth 17 to learn more about recent developments at the Consortium and new publications.
Also, be on the lookout for the following presentations featuring LDC work:
Automatic Analysis of Phonetic Speech Style Dimensions: Neville Ryant and Mark Liberman (both LDC)
Friday 9 September, Oral Session, Bayview A, 11:00am
The Rhythmic Constraint on Prosodic Boundaries in Mandarin Chinese Based on Corpora of Silent Reading and Speech Perception: Wei Lai (UPenn), Jiahong Yuan (LDC), Ya Li (Chinese Academy of Science), Xiaoying Xu (Beijing Normal University) and Mark Liberman (LDC)
Friday 9 September, Oral Session, Bayview A, 11:00am
Pitch-range Perception: the Dynamic Interaction Between Voice Quality and Fundamental Frequency: Jianjing Kuang (UPenn) and Mark Liberman (LDC)
Saturday 10 September, Poster Session A, 10:00am
Phoneme, Phone Boundary, and Tone in Automatic Scoring of Mandarin Proficiency: Jiahong Yuan and Mark Liberman (both LDC)
Sunday 11 September, Poster Session A, 10:00am
LDC will post conference updates via our Twitter feed and Facebook page. We hope to see you there!