May 2010 Newsletter

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Corpora

2003 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation

ACE 2005 Mandarin SpatialML Annotations

NIST 2002 Open Machine Translation (OpenMT) Evaluation

Announcements

Coming Soon: LDC Data Scholarship Program!

We are pleased to announce that the LDC Data Scholarship program is in the works! This program will provide university students with access to LDC data at no-cost. Each year LDC distributes thousands of dollars worth of data at no- or reduced-cost to students who demonstrate a need for data, yet cannot secure funding.  LDC will formalize this practice through the newly created LDC Data Scholarship program.

Data scholarships will be offered each semester beginning with the fall 2010 semester (September - December 2010). Students will need to complete an application, which will include a data use proposal and letter of support from their faculty adviser.  We anticipate that the selection process will be highly competitive.

Stay tuned for further announcements in our newsletter and on our home page!