December 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Publications

Magic Data Chinese Mandarin Conversational Speech

BOLT Egyptian Arabic-English Word Alignment -- SMS/Chat Training

TAC KBP Entity Discovery and Linking - Comprehensive Evaluation Data 2016-2017

Announcements

LDC Membership Discounts for MY2020 Still Available

Join LDC while membership savings are still available. Now through March 2, 2020, current MY2019 members who renew their LDC membership receive a 10% discount off the membership fee. New or returning member organizations receive a 5% discount through March 2. Membership remains the most economical way to access LDC releases. Visit Join LDC for details on membership options and benefits. 

Spring 2020 Data Scholarship Program – deadline approaching 

Students can apply for the Spring 2020 Data Scholarship Program now through January 15, 2020. The LDC Data Scholarship program provides students with no-cost access to LDC data. For more information on application requirements and program rules, please visit LDC Data Scholarships

Introducing LanguageArc: A Citizen Linguist Portal 

LanguageARC is a citizen science website for languages developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation (no. 170377). Contributors to this online community – “citizen linguists” – participate in a variety of tasks and activities that support linguistic research, such as identifying accents from audio clips, recording “tongue twisters,” and translating English sentences into other languages. Data collected from LanguageArc will be made freely available to the research community. New collection and annotation projects will be added on an ongoing basis, and researchers will soon be able to create their own LanugageArc projects with an easy-to-use Project Builder Toolkit.  All are encouraged to explore the site and participate in the community. Comments, questions and suggestions are welcome via the site’s Contact page.