The goal of the two-phase Computational Cultural Understanding (CCU) program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is to create human language technologies that will provide effective dialogue assistance to monolingual operators in cross-cultural interactions. Please review the CCU Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for more detailed information on the program.
CCU prescribes technology development and testing for two Technical Areas (TA):
NIST is tasked to evaluate system performance on TA1 and TA2 research tasks.
The evaluation plan for Phase 1 linked below outlines the evaluation methodology, including evaluation task definitions, metrics, and file formats:
Please email nist_ccu [at] nist.gov (nist_ccu[at]nist[dot]gov) for any questions or comments regarding the evaluations for the CCU program.