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DARPA to Discuss Low-Resource Human Language Program Requirements on Nov. 13

DARPAThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a a Proposers’ Day on Nov. 13 to discuss the agency’s Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents program and how human language technology could help decipher low-resource languages.

DARPA said in an Oct. 24 FedBizOpps notice that its Information Innovation Office will sponsor the event to familiarize potential proposers on the program’s requirements as it seeks to leverage situational awareness of language context over actual translation.

LORELEI will utilize automated speech recognition and machine translation technologies as well as language-universal, related-language and language-specific resources to respond to low-resource languages.

DARPA wants the program to bolster human language technology coverage for international missions such as peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and response to infectious diseases.

The registration period for interested participants ends Nov. 11.

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