LDC's COVID-19 response

LDC is open for business and research efforts continue despite the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus/COVID-19.

The University of Pennsylvania has announced extensive changes to its operations due to the coronavirus/COVID-19. In light of these developments and to protect our staff and local community, LDC staff is mostly working remotely.

However, we continue to provide the level of service that you have come to expect from us. Nearly all LDC corpora are available by web download. We continue to process corpora large enough to require delivery on media for recipients able to accept shipments. We will hold media for recipients currently unable to accept shipments. There may still be a brief delay in responding to voicemail messages, processing certain transactions and shipping media. During this time, we recommend that you contact the Membership Office by email, ldc@ldc.upenn.edu, to ensure a timely response to your inquiry.

To support COVID-19 related research, we have released, under a special no-cost license, LORELEI language packs for more than 20 low resource languages containing text, annotations, tools and more for rapid response in humanitarian relief scenarios. For further information about this corpus and licensing terms, visit the COVID-19 Research page.