November 2010 Newsletter

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Corpora

Arabic Treebank: Part 1 v 4.1

NIST 2008 Open Machine Translation (OpenMT) Evaluation


Early Renewal Discounts for Membership Year (MY) 2011

LDC values the significant contribution LDC members make through their continued support of the consortium.  We would like to invite new members, as well as all current and previous members of LDC, to renew for Membership Year (MY) 2011.  For MY2011, LDC is pleased to maintain membership fees at last year’s rates – membership fees will not increase.  Additionally, for the third straight year, LDC will extend discounts on membership fees to members who keep their membership current and who join early in the year.

The details of our Early Renewal Discounts for MY2011 are as follows:

    Organizations who joined for MY2010, will receive a 5% discount when renewing. This discount will apply throughout 2011, regardless of time of renewal. MY2010 members renewing before March 1, 2011 will receive an additional 5% discount, for a total 10% discount off the membership fee.
    New members as well as organizations who did not join for MY2010, but who held membership in any of the previous MYs (1993-2009), will also be eligible for a 5% discount provided that they join/renew before March 1, 2011.

The following table provides exact pricing information.




MY2011 Fee

MY2011 Fee
with 5% Discount *

MY2011 Fee
with 10% Discount **





























*  For new members, MY2010 Members renewing for MY2011, and any previous year Member who renews before March 1, 2011

** For MY2010 Members renewing before March 1, 2011

Publications for MY2011 are still being planned and here are the working titles of data sets we intend to provide:

Arabic Gigaword Fifth EditionEnglish Gigaword Fifth Edition
Chinese Gigaword Fifth EditionIndian Language POS Tagset: Sanskrit
Digital Archive of Southern SpeechOntoNotes 4.0

  In addition to receiving new publications, current year members of the LDC also enjoy the benefit of licensing older data at reduced costs; current year for-profit members may use most data for commercial applications.

This past year, the LDC members who joined early or kept their membership current saved almost US$60,000 collectively on membership fees.  In fact, almost 90% of our members for MY2010 didn't pay full price for membership! Be sure to keep an eye on your mail - all previous and current LDC members have been sent an invitation to join letter and renewal invoice for MY2011.  Renew early for MY2011 to save today!