March 2013 Newsletter

Friday, March 15, 2013

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1993-2007 United Nations Parallel Text

GALE Chinese-English Word Alignment and Tagging Training Part 4 -- Web



LDC’s 20th Anniversary: Concluding a Year of Celebration

We’ve enjoyed celebrating our 20th Anniversary this last year (April 2012 - March 2013) and would like to review some highlights before its close.

Our 2012 User Survey, circulated early in 2012, included a special Anniversary section in which respondents were asked to reflect on their opinions of, and dealings with, LDC over the years. We were humbled by the response. Multiple users mentioned that they would not be able to conduct their research without LDC and its data.

LDC also developed its first-ever timeline (initially published in the April 2012 Newsletter) marking significant milestones in the consortium’s founding and growth.

In September, we hosted a 20th Anniversary Workshop that brought together many friends and collaborators to discuss the present and future of language resources.

Throughout the year, we conducted several interviews of long-time LDC staff members to document their unique recollections of LDC history and to solicit their opinions on the future of the Consortium. These interviews are available as podcasts on the LDC Blog.

As our Anniversary year draws to a close, one task remains – to thank all of LDC’s past, present and future members and other friends of the Consortium for their loyalty and for their contributions to the community. LDC would not exist if not for its supporters.  The variety of relationships that LDC has built over the years is a direct reflection of the vitality, strength and diversity of the community. We thank you all and hope that we continue to serve your needs in our third decade and beyond.

For a last treat, please visit LDC’s newly-launched YouTube channel to enjoy this video montage of the LDC staff interviews featured in the podcast series.

Thank you again for your continued support!