The goal of the NIST Language Recognition Evaluation (LRE) series is to establish the baseline of current performance capability for language recognition of conversational telephone speech and to lay the groundwork for further research efforts in the field.
An initial exploratory evaluation to gauge the state-of-the art in language recognition was conducted in 1996. At that time there was not enough focus to warrant frequent evaluations. In 2001 renew interest in this area called for a re-evaluation of the technology. It was not until 2003 that the evaluation infrastructure and data was in place for an evaluation. Since then the number of participants has continued to grow. The current plan is to have an evaluation every two years.
Lead Organizational Unit:ITL
NIST maintains a general list on Language Recognition Evaluation. Relevant evaluation information is posted on the list. If you would like to join the list or have any question for NIST related to our Language Recognition Evaluation, email us at LRE_poc@nist.gov. More information regarding each LRE evaluation can be found in the links on this page.