May 2013 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Corpora

GALE Arabic-English Parallel Aligned Treebank - Newswire

MADCAT Phase 2 Training Set

 

Announcements

LDC at ICASSP 2013

LDC will be at ICASSP 2013, the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The event will be held over May 26-31 and we look forward to interacting with members of this community at our exhibit table and during our poster and paper presentations:

    Tuesday, May 28, 15:30 - 17:30, Poster Area D
    ARTICULATORY TRAJECTORIES FOR LARGE-VOCABULARY SPEECH RECOGNITION
    Authors: Vikramjit Mitra, Wen Wang, Andreas Stolcke, Hosung Nam, Colleen Richey, Jiahong Yuan (LDC), Mark Liberman (LDC)
 
    Tuesday, May 28, 16:30 - 16:50, Room 2011
    SCALE-SPACE EXPANSION OF ACOUSTIC FEATURES IMPROVES SPEECH EVENT DETECTION
    Authors: Neville Ryant, Jiahong Yuan, Mark Liberman (all LDC)

    Wednesday, May 29, 15:20 - 17:20, Poster Area D
    USING MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF SPEECH INPUT IN PHONE RECOGNITION
    Authors: Mark Liberman (LDC), Jiahong Yuan (LDC), Andreas Stolcke, Wen Wang, Vikramjit Mitra

Please look for LDC’s exhibition at Booth #53 in the Vancouver Convention Centre. We hope to see you there!

Early renewing members save on fees

To date just over 100 organizations have joined for Membership Year (MY) 2013. For the sixth straight year, LDC's early renewal discount program has resulted in significant savings for our members. Organizations that renewed membership or joined early for MY2013 saved over US$50,000! MY 2012 members are still eligible for a 5% discount when renewing for MY2013. This discount will apply throughout 2013.

Organizations joining LDC can take advantage of membership benefits including free membership year data as well as discounts on older LDC corpora. For-profit members can use most LDC data for commercial applications. Please visit our Members FAQ for further information.

Commercial use and LDC data

Has your company obtained an LDC database as a non-member? For-profit organizations are reminded that an LDC membership is a pre-requisite for obtaining a commercial license to almost all LDC databases. Non-member organizations, including non-member for-profit organizations, cannot use LDC data to develop or test products for commercialization, nor can they use LDC data in any commercial product or for any commercial purpose. LDC data users should consult corpus-specific license agreements for limitations on the use of certain corpora. In the case of a small group of corpora such as American National Corpus (ANC) Second Release (LDC2005T35), Buckwalter Arabic Morphological Analyzer Version 2.0 (LDC2004L02), CELEX2 (LDC96L14) and all CSLU corpora, commercial licenses must be obtained separately from the owners of the data even if an organization is a for-profit member.