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Title Introducing NIEUW: Novel Incentives and Workflows for Eliciting Linguistic Data
Authors Christopher Cieri, James Fiumara, Mark Liberman, Chris Callison-Burch and Jonathan Wright
Abstract This paper introduces the NIEUW (Novel Incentives and Workflows) project funded by the United States National Science Foundation and part of the Linguistic Data Consortium’s strategy to provide order of magnitude improvement in the scale, cost, variety, linguistic diversity and quality of Language Resources available for education, research and technology development. Notwithstanding decades of effort and progress in collecting and distributing Language Resources, it remains the case that demand still far exceeds supply for all of the approximately 7000 languages in the world, even the most well documented languages with global economic and political influence. The absence of Language Resources, regardless of the language, stifles teaching and technology building, inhibiting the creation of language enabled applications and, as a result, commerce and communication. Project oriented approaches which focus intensive funding and effort on problems of limited scope over short durations can only address part of the problem. The HLT community instead requires approaches that do not rely upon highly constrained resources such as project funding and can be sustained across many languages and many years. In this paper, we describe a new initiative to harness the power of alternative incentives to elicit linguistic data and annotation. We also describe changes to the workflows necessary to collect data from workforces attracted by these incentives.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Lr Infrastructures And Architectures, Lr National/International Projects, Infrastructural/Policy Issues
Full paper Introducing NIEUW: Novel Incentives and Workflows for Eliciting Linguistic Data
Bibtex @InProceedings{CIERI18.894,
  author = {Christopher Cieri and James Fiumara and Mark Liberman and Chris Callison-Burch and Jonathan Wright},
  title = "{Introducing NIEUW: Novel Incentives and Workflows for Eliciting Linguistic Data}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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