These slides were prepared to summarize the presentations and discussions at the Language Resources Workshop, held 8/16/97, for the attendees at the NSF ISGW, in a 15-minute presentation given on 8/18/97.
Along with the workshop background material and the Language Resources Primer referenced below, these are raw materials for the final workshop report that Mark Liberman and Ron Cole will write.
Skamania Lodge 8/16/97
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The results may matter to you!
Your comments are welcome.
–preliminary call, First International Conference on
Language Resources and Evaluation
Generally available language resources in 1986:
After 10 years of effort to create shared resources, in 1997 we have:
Saturday’s questions: What are the resource needs from now to 2007?
How to satisfy them most efficiently and effectively ?
Morning — presentations:
Lunch and afternoon — breakout groups and general discussion:
1. Improved hardware/software leads to
2. Multilingual resources are increasingly important
3. Intellectual property rights will be a continuing problem,
4. Resources for speech synthesis research are relatively
cheap but much needed.
5. Still too many barriers to resource
A brainstorming exercise.
Three general areas:
In each area, specify 1-3 concrete research goals.
For each goal, what key resources would be needed to support a research effort?
Saturday’s goal was a preliminary set of examples, not an exhaustive listing or a determination of overall national priorities. On-going discussion will clarify and refine the results
(email exchanges, IRC, and similar things)
Obviously useful technology, but controversial as key to universal access
To teach language skills or in support of teaching other topics