February 2016 Newsletter

Monday, February 15, 2016

New Corpora

BOLT Chinese Discussion Forums

GALE Phase 3 Arabic Broadcast Conversation Speech Part 2

GALE Phase 3 Arabic Broadcast Conversation Transcripts Part 2


­­­­­­­­­­­­­Only two weeks left to enjoy 2016 membership savings

There’s still time to save on 2016 membership fees. Now through March 1, all organizations will receive a 5% discount when they join for MY2016. MY2015 members are eligible for an additional 5% off the fee when they renew before March 1.  

To join, create or sign into your LDC user account, select your preferred membership type from the Catalog, add the item to your bin and follow the check-out process. The Membership Office will apply any discounts. Alternatively, if you have already received a renewal invoice from LDC, you can simply pay against that.

For more information on the benefits of membership, visit Join LDC.

Spring 2016 LDC Data Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of LDC's Spring 2016 data scholarships:

Shefali Waldekar: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India), PhD Candidate, Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering. Shefali is awarded copies of 2002 Rich Transcription Broadcast News and Conversational Telephone Speech and 2005 Spring NIST Rich Transcription (RT05-S) Evaluation Set for her research in audio diarization.

Nikola Invanov Nikolov: University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (Switzerland), MSc candidate in Informatics. Nikola is awarded a copy of Annotated English Gigaword for his research in text summarization.

Om Prakash Singh: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (India), Research scholar in spoken language identification. Om is awarded a copy of NIST Language Recognition Evaluation Test Set for his work in language identification.

Moshen Mohammadi: Iranian Research Institute for Electrical Engineering (Iran), PhD Candidate in Communications. Moshen is awarded copies of the 2008 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation Training Sets 1 and 2, the Evaluation Test Set and the Supplemental Set for his work in speaker recognition in noisy environments.

For program information visit the Data Scholarship page.

How to Share Data through LDC webinar on YouTube

LDC’s first webinar, How to Share Data through LDC, is now available for viewing on our YouTube page. Presented live on January 22, 2016, the webinar outlined in easy steps the process for submitting language resources to LDC for publication in the Catalog. In addition, discussion topics included the benefits of sharing data through LDC, the corpus life cycle, data delivery, quality control and more.