LINGUIST List 31.2063

Tue Jun 23 2020

FYI: June 2020 Newsletter - LDC

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 22-Jun-2020
From: Membership Coordinator <ldcldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: June 2020 Newsletter - LDC
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In this newsletter:
LDC Releases LORELEI Language Packs for COVID-19 Research

New Publications:
CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect Second Edition
SemTransCNC
TAC KBP English Event Nugget Detection and Coreference - Comprehensive Training and Evaluation Data 2014-2015
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LDC Releases LORELEI Language Packs for COVID-19 Research
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of data-driven solutions to facilitate rapid response and humanitarian relief, and its global nature demonstrates the need for multi-language resources. To aid in this effort, LDC is releasing data it developed in the DARPA LORELEI program under a special no-cost license for COVID-19 research. These resources are available in a single corpus:

LDC2020E21 LORELEI Language Packs for COVID-19 Research

This data set includes representative language packs and incident language packs for over two dozen low resource languages, comprising data, annotations, basic natural language processing tools, lexicons, and grammatical resources.

For further information about this corpus and licensing terms, see COVID-19 Research.
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New publications:

(1) CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect Second Edition was developed by LDC and consists of approximately 27 hours of unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of the Taiwan dialect of Mandarin Chinese. This second edition updates the audio files to wav format, simplifies the directory structure, and adds documentation and metadata. The first edition is available as CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect (LDC96S56).

CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect Second Edition is distributed via web download.

2020 Subscription Members will automatically receive copies of this corpus. 2020 Standard Members may request a copy as part of their 16 free membership corpora. Non-members may license this data for a fee.

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(2) SemTransCNC, developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is a semantic transparency dataset of Chinese nominal compounds built using a series of crowd-based experiments. It contains overall semantic transparency (OST) and constituent semantic transparency (CST) data for 1,176 dimorphemic Chinese nominal compounds, which consist of free morphemes and have mid-range frequencies.

SemTransCNC is distributed via web download.

2020 Subscription Members will receive copies of this corpus provided they have submitted a completed copy of the special license agreement. 2020 Standard Members may request a copy as part of their 16 free membership corpora. Non-members may license this data for a fee.

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(3) TAC KBP English Event Nugget Detection and Coreference - Comprehensive Training and Evaluation Data 2014-2015 was developed by LDC and contains training and evaluation data produced in support of the TAC KBP English Event Nugget Detection and Coreference tasks in 2014 and 2015.

This release includes source documents, gold standard event nugget annotations in multiple formats, coreference information for the nuggets, and tokenized source documents. Source data consists of English newswire and discussion forum text collected by LDC.

TAC KBP English Event Nugget Detection and Coreference - Comprehensive Training and Evaluation Data 2014-2015 is distributed via web download.

2020 Subscription Members will automatically receive copies of this corpus. 2020 Standard Members may request a copy as part of their 16 free membership corpora. Non-members may license this data for a fee.

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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics


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