LDC will attend the 10th Language Resource Evaluation Conference (LREC2016), hosted by ELRA, the European Language Resource Association. The conference will be held in Portorož, Slovenia from May 23-28 and features a broad range of sessions on language resources and human language technologies research. Seven LDC staff members will be presenting current work on topics including trends in HLT research, building language resources for autism spectrum disorders, data management plans, rapid development of morphological analyzers for typologically diverse languages, selection criteria for low resource language programs, multi-language speech collection for NIST LRE, novel incentives for collecting data and annotation from people, and more.
Following the conference, LDC’s presented papers and posters will be available on LDC’s Papers Page.
Web pages about data management plans (DMPs) describe the Consortium’s capabilities to develop and implement project specific proposals. To satisfy requirements from funders like the National Science Foundation (NSF) that researchers deposit data in an accessible, trustworthy repository, LDC provides archiving services and makes data publicly available at a reasonable cost while protecting intellectual property rights and privacy concerns.
Browse the pages to learn more about the advantages of data center distribution, the details of NSF DMP requirements and the infrastructures and processes LDC has in place for storing and distributing resources over the long-term.
We've revamped our user services to make it easier than ever to access LDC data. Now you can become an LDC member, request corpora, sign agreements and submit payment online directly from your LDC user account.
You’ll receive email notifications of key points in the transaction, when for instance, an order is created, agreements are signed, payment is received and data is shipped. You can also track the status of a transaction from your user account.
Visit the new Managing Your LDC Account page to learn more about user accounts and their privileges and the steps for online transactions.
As always, thanks to our members, sponsors, collaborators and licensees for your continued support.
Podcasts from the complete set of staff interviews conducted as part of LDC's 20th Anniversary can be accessed from the LDC Blog. Hear what long-time staffers had to say about their experiences at LDC.
Christopher Cieri, Executive Director -- Chris reflects on the road that brought him to LDC, some of his early responsibilities and Consortium activities.
David Graff, Lead Programmer -- Dave was one of LDC's first staff members and offers some insights on LDC's early days.
Yiwola Awoyale, Moussa Bamba, Researchers -- Yiwola and Moussa discuss how they came to LDC, their work on West African langauges and how it benefits multiple communities.
Natalia Bragilveskaya, Business Manager; Ilya Ahtaridis, Membership Coordinator; Marian Reed, Marketing Coordinator -- Natalia, Ilya and Marian recall the early days of LDC and the development of its interactions with the University of Pennsylvania, sponsors, members, licensees and collaborators.