July 2011 Newsletter

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Corpora

2005 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation Test Data

2006 NIST Spoken Term Detection Evaluation Set 

NIST/USF Evaluation Resources for the VACE Program - Meeting Data Test Set Part 2 

Announcements

LDC Sponsors a Student Group at 2011 International Linguistics Olympiad

LDC is happy to support the 2011 International Linguistics Olympiad  by sponsoring a student team. The IOL is one of the twelve International Science Olympiads and is an annual event that brings together students from around the world to compete in linguistically–based challenges. This year’s competition takes place from July 24-30 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA  USA. Students do not need to have a background in linguistics in order to participate since they typically use analysis and deductive reasoning to solve the competition problems.

Please visit the 2011 IOL website for additional details. We wish good luck to all of the participants!

LDC Receives META Prize from META-NET

 LDC was awarded a ‘2nd META Prize’ from META-NET ‘for outstanding long term commitment to the preparation and distribution of language resources and technologies.’

The META Prize is awarded by META-NET to those who provide outstanding products or services that support the European Multilingual Information Society. META-NET is a Network of Excellence dedicated to fostering the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society. Several organizations were honored at this year’s META Forum in Budapest; LDC and ELRA were both honored for supporting and developing language resources.