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Title LORELEI Language Packs: Data, Tools, and Resources for Technology Development in Low Resource Languages
Authors Stephanie Strassel and Jennifer Tracey
Abstract In this paper, we describe the textual linguistic resources in nearly 3 dozen languages being produced by Linguistic Data Consortium for DARPA’s LORELEI (Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents) Program. The goal of LORELEI is to improve the performance of human language technologies for low-resource languages and enable rapid re-training of such technologies for new languages, with a focus on the use case of deployment of resources in sudden emergencies such as natural disasters. Representative languages have been selected to provide broad typological coverage for training, and surprise incident languages for testing will be selected over the course of the program. Our approach treats the full set of language packs as a coherent whole, maintaining LORELEI-wide specifications, tagsets, and guidelines, while allowing for adaptation to the specific needs created by each language. Each representative language corpus, therefore, both stands on its own as a resource for the specific language and forms part of a large multilingual resource for broader cross-language technology development.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Evaluation Methodologies, LR National/International Projects, Infrastructural/Policy issues
Full paper LORELEI Language Packs: Data, Tools, and Resources for Technology Development in Low Resource Languages
Bibtex @InProceedings{STRASSEL16.1138,
  author = {Stephanie Strassel and Jennifer Tracey},
  title = {LORELEI Language Packs: Data, Tools, and Resources for Technology Development in Low Resource Languages},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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