February 2019 Newsletter

Friday, February 15, 2019

New Publications

DEFT Chinese Committed Belief Annotation

IARPA Babel Lithuanian Language Pack IARPA-babel304b-v1.0b

Multi-Language Conversational Telephone Speech 2011 -- Arabic Group

Multilingual ATIS


Only two weeks left to enjoy 2019 membership discounts

There is still time to save on 2019 membership fees. Through March 1, all organizations receive a discount on the 2019 membership fee (up to 10%) when they choose to join or renew. For more information on membership benefits, visit Join LDC

Spring 2019 LDC Data Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of LDC's Spring 2019 Data Scholarships:

Colin Annand: University of Cincinnati (USA); PhD. Psychology. Colin is awarded a copy of Switchboard-1 Release 2 for his research involving the relationship between speech patterns and conversation content.

Si Chen: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China); B.S. Communication Engineering. Si is awarded a copy of ACE 2005 Multilingual Training Corpus for his work on event extraction.

Noor-e-Hira: Fatima Jinnah Women University (Pakistan); MSc. Computer Sciences. Noor is awarded a copy of NIST 2008 Open Machine Translation (OpenMT) Evaluation for her research in machine translation.

Matthew Roddy: Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Ph.D. Electrical Engineering. Matthew is awarded copies of 2000 HUB5 English Evaluation Speech and Transcripts for his work in spoken dialogue systems.

Ammara Zafar: Fatima Jinnah Women University (Pakistan); MSc Computer Sciences. Ammara awarded a copy of NIST 2009 Open Machine Translation (OpenMT) Evaluation for her research in machine translation.

For information about the program, visit the Data Scholarship page

LDC’s new language game

LDC’s new language game, NameThatLanguage, tests your skill at recognizing the language spoken in short audio clips. The game includes thousands of clips to prevent memorization and offers a real challenge that increases as you progress. In addition to being fun, the game provides useful data on language confusability and linguistic diversity. Game results will be shared freely for research. New clips and more languages continue to be added providing ongoing challenges and new research data. Help support language research by playing! https://namethatlanguage.org