Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng Awarded Antonio Zampolli Prize

Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng, Research Fellow and Director of the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica and ex-chairperson of SIG-CSLP (2006-10) was selected to receive the 2012 Antonio Zampolli Prize. Trained in linguistics and later took up speech science, she was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of language resources and language technology evaluation within human language technologies in the capacity of the Convener of Oriental COCOSDADA (the Oriental Chapter of the International Committee for Coordination and Standardization of Speech Databases).

The award ceremony was held on May 25 at the The 8th biennial international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012, May 21-26) at ICEC (Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gümüş Cd No: 4 Harbiye 34267 Istanbul, Turkey). Dr. Tseng gave a 20-min speech entitled “Oriental COCOSDA: Its progress during the past 14 years”with her co-recipients Professor Shuichi Itahashi, NAIST, Japan and Professor Satoshi Nakamura, NiCT, Japan.

The Antonio Zampolli Prize was created in 2004 by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) Board to honour the memory of its first president, Professor Antonio Zampolli, a pioneer and visionary scientist who was internationally recognized in the field of Computational Linguistics and Human Language Technologies (HLT). The Prize is awarded to individuals whose work lies within the areas of Language Resources and Language Technology Evaluation with acknowledged outstanding contributions to their advancements. The prize is 12,000€. The recipient(s) will also receive a certificate, recognition in the ELRA newsletter and will be featured on ELRA’s website.

The recipients of the 2012 Prize are Shuichi Itahashi, Chiu-yu Tseng and Sotoshi Nakamura for the Oriental COCOCOSDA and Charles Fillmore and John Baker for FrameNet.


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