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Contractor: University of Pennsylvania, Linguistic Data Consortium
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The University of Pennsylvania, Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $7,744,259 cost-type contract for a research project under the Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents (LORELEI) program. The LORELEI program aims to dramatically advance the state of computational linguistics and human language technology to enable rapid, low-cost development of capabilities for low-resource languages. Fiscal year 2015 research and development funds in the amount of $3,039,340 are being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (88 percent); Boulder, Colorado (3 percent); Budapest, Hungary (1 percent); College Park, Maryland (8 percent) with an estimated completion date of September 2017. This contract was a competitive action and 45 offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR0011-15-C-0123).
Total Contract Value: $7,744,259