July 2015 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Corpora

English News Text Treebank: Penn Treebank Revised

The Walking Around Corpus

TS Wikipedia

Announcements

Fall 2015 Data Scholarship Program

Applications are now being accepted through Tuesday, September 15, 2015 for the Fall 2015 LDC Data Scholarship program. The LDC Data Scholarship program provides university students with access to LDC data at no-cost.

This program is open to students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate studies in an accredited college or university. LDC Data Scholarships are not restricted to any particular field of study; however, students must demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a bona fide inability to pay. The selection process is highly competitive.

The application consists of two parts:

(1) Data Use Proposal. Applicants must submit a proposal describing their intended use of the data. The proposal should state which data the student plans to use and how the data will benefit their research project as well as information on the proposed methodology or algorithm.

Applicants should consult the LDC Catalog for a complete list of data distributed by LDC. Due to certain restrictions, a handful of LDC corpora are restricted to members of the Consortium. Applicants are advised to select a maximum of one to two databases.

(2) Letter of Support. Applicants must submit one letter of support from their thesis adviser or department chair. The letter must confirm that the department or university lacks the funding to pay the full non-member fee for the data and verify the student's need for data.

For further information on application materials and program rules, please visit the LDC Data Scholarship page.