LINGUIST List 13.2968

Fri Nov 15 2002

Software: New LDC Publications

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    Message 1: New LDC Publications

    Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 14:45:55 -0500
    From: LDC Office <ldcldc.upenn.edu>
    Subject: New LDC Publications


    * Buckwalter Arabic Morphological Analyzer Version 1.0 *

    * Voicemail Corpus Part II *

    * 1997 HUB5 German Evaluation *

    The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the availability of three new publications.

    1. The Buckwalter Arabic Morphological Analyzer Version 1.0 was created by Tim Buckwalter at Qamus for POS-tagging Arabic text. The analyzer consists primarily of three Arabic-English lexicon files: prefixes, suffixes, and stems. The lexicons are supplemented by three morphological compatibility tables used for controlling prefix-stem combinations, stem-suffix combinations, and prefix-suffix combinations.

    The LDC is releasing this software under the GNU General Public License:

    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

    For information on commercial use, please visit:

    http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC2002L49

    Buckwalter Arabic Morphological Analyzer can be downloaded for free from the above link. If you would like a copy placed on CD-ROM, please note that there is a $100 media charge.

    2. The Voicemail Corpus Part II is the second voicemail corpus created by Mukund Padmanabhan, Brian Kingsbury et al. at International Business Machines. This single disc publication is comprised of speech and transcript files, and is separated into training and evaluation data. The training data consists of 2048 voicemail messages and the corresponding transcript files; the evaluation data consists of 50 voicemail messages and 50 transcripts.

    For further information, please visit:

    http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC2002S35

    Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2002 Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge. As a 'Members Only' publication, the corpus is not available to nonmembers.

    3. The 1997 Hub5 Non-English evaluation is part of an ongoing series of periodic evaluations conducted by NIST. These evaluations provide an important contribution to the direction of research efforts and the calibration of technical capabilities. They are intended to be of interest to all researchers working on the general problem of conversational speech recognition.

    The Hub5 Non-English evaluation focuses on the task of transcribing conversational telephone speech into text. The 1997 HUB5 German Evaluation is a single disc publications and contains nine hours of speech data. Transcripts are not included.

    For more information, please visit:

    http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC2002S24

    Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2002 Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge. Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $1000.

    *

    If you need additional information before placing your order, or would like to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email to <ldcldc.upenn.edu> or call (215) 573-1275.

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