[Elsnet-list] ELRA releases free Language Resources - Set 2

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Tue Jan 29 14:52:06 CET 2013


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ELRA releases free Language Resources
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Anticipating users’ expectations, ELRA has decided to offer a large 
number of resources for free for Academic research use. Such an offer 
consists of several sets of speech, text and multimodal resources that 
are regularly released, for free, as soon as legal aspects are cleared. 
A first set was released in May 2012 at the occasion of LREC 2012. A 
second set is now being released.

Whenever this is permitted by our licences, please feel free to use 
these resources for deriving new resources and depositing them with the 
ELRA catalogue for community re-use.

Over the last decade, ELRA has compiled a large list of resources into 
its Catalogue of LRs. ELRA has negotiated distribution rights with the 
LR owners and made such resources available under fair conditions and 
within a clear legal framework. Following this initiative, ELRA has also 
worked on LR discovery and identification with a dedicated team which 
investigated and listed existing and valuable resources in its 
"Universal Catalogue", a list of resources that could be negotiated on a 
case-by-case basis. At LREC 2010, ELRA introduced the LRE Map, an 
inventory of LRs, whether developed or used, that were described in LREC 
papers. This huge inventory listed by the authors themselves constitutes 
the first "community-built" catalogue of existing or emerging resources, 
constantly enriched and updated at major conferences.

Considering the latest trends on easing the sharing of LRs, from both 
legal and commercial points of view, ELRA is taking a major role in 
META-SHARE, a large European open infrastructure for sharing LRs. This 
infrastructure will allow LR owners, providers and distributors to 
distribute their LRs through an additional and cost-effective channel.

To obtain the available sets of LRs, please visit the web page below and 
follow the instructions given online:
http://www.elra.info/Free-LRs,26.html


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