September 2013 Newsletter

New LDC Website Coming Soon

Look for LDC's new website in the coming weeks. We've revamped the design and site plan to make it easier than ever to find what you're looking for. The features you use the most -- the catalog, new corpus releases and user login -- will be a short click away. We expect the LDC website to be occasionally unavailable for a few days at the end of September as we make the switch and thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

September 2013 Newsletter

New LDC Website Coming Soon

Look for LDC's new website in the coming weeks. We've revamped the design and site plan to make it easier than ever to find what you're looking for. The features you use the most -- the catalog, new corpus releases and user login -- will be a short click away. We expect the LDC website to be occasionally unavailable for a few days at the end of September as we make the switch and thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

September

New LDC Website Coming Soon

Look for LDC's new website in the coming weeks. We've revamped the design and site plan to make it easier than ever to find what you're looking for. The features you use the most -- the catalog, new corpus releases and user login -- will be a short click away. We expect the LDC website to be occasionally unavailable for a few days at the end of September as we make the switch and thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

New Corpora

Annotated English Speech: Rhythm and Pitch: 27 minutes of spontaneous English conversations and radio news stories annotated with the Rhythm and Pitch (RaP) scheme, which permits the capture of both intonational and rhythmic aspects of speech. Four labeling tiers (used for annotating speech prosody) carry information about the syllabic organization and orthography of the speech, its rhythmic structure, tonal patterns, and other information

Task Specifications

BOLT developed technology that enables English speakers to retrieve and understand information from informal foreign language sources including chat, text messaging and spoken conversations. The genres of interest to BOLT were characterized by inherent variation and inconsistency, motivating the development of new collection and annotation methods. 

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