October 2013 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Fall 2013 LDC Data Scholarship Recipients

LDC is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Fall 2013 LDC Data Scholarship program!  This program provides university and college students with access to LDC data at no-cost. Students were asked to complete an application which consisted of a proposal describing their intended use of the data, as well as a letter of support from their thesis adviser. We received many solid applications and have chosen six  proposals to support.   The following students will receive no-cost copies of LDC data:

    Shamama Afnan - Clemson University (USA), MS candidate, Electrical Engineering.  Shamana has been awarded a copy of 2008 NIST Speaker Recognition Training and Test data for her work in speaker recognition.

    Seyedeh Firoozabadi - University of Connecticut (USA), PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering.  Seyedeh has been awarded a copy of TIDIGITS and TI-46 Word for her work in speech recognition.

    Lei Liu - Beijing Foreign Studies University (China), PhD candidate, Foreign Language Education.  Lei has been awarded a copy of Treebank-3 and Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank 2.0 for his work in parsing.

    Monisankha Pal - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India), PhD candidate, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering.  Monisankha has been awarded a copy of CSR-I (WSJ0) and CSR-II (WSJ1) for his work in speaker recognition.

    Sachin Pawar - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India), PhD candidate, Computer Science and Engineering.  Sachin has been awarded a copy of ACE 2004 Multilingual Training Corpus for his work in named-entity recognition.

    Sergio Silva - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), MS candidate, Computer Science.  Sergio has been awarded a copy of 2004 and 2005 Spring NIST Rich Transcription data for his work in diarization.