January 2016 Newsletter

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Corpora

Arabic Treebank - Weblog

NewSoMe Corpus of Opinion in Blogs

GALE Phase 4 Chinese Weblog Parallel Sentences


CFP for LREC 2016 Novel Incentives Workshop

The first workshop on novel incentives in linguistic data collection will take place on May 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2016) in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Novel Incentives for Collecting Linguistic Data and Annotation from People: types, implementation, tasking requirements, workflow and results, opens the discussion on incentives in data collection describing novel approaches and comparing traditional monetary incentives. 

The workshop is accepting papers through February 6, 2016. For more information visit the workshop webpage.

LDC Membership Discounts for MY 2016 Still Available

If you are considering joining LDC for Membership Year 2016 (MY2016), there is still time to save on membership fees. Any organization which joins or renews membership for 2016 through March 1, 2016, is entitled to a 5% discount on membership fees. Organizations which held membership for MY2015 can receive a 10% discount on fees provided they renew prior to March 1, 2016. Publications planned for release in 2016 include multilingual language packs, BOLT discussion forum and DEFT narrative text corpora, HAVIC video clips and transcripts and the latest Arabic and Chinese treebanks.