Machine Translation

, Volume 32, Issue 1–2, pp 3–9 | Cite as

Overview of the DARPA LORELEI Program

  • Caitlin ChristiansonEmail author
  • Jason Duncan
  • Boyan Onyshkevych


The initial impetus for the establishment of the Low Resource Human Language Technology (LoReHLT) evaluation was for LoReHLT to serve as a program evaluation for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents (LORELEI) research program. As evaluation planning developed, however, NIST and DARPA decided to open the program evaluation to the rest of the national and international research communities, in order to encourage research progress in the LORELEI-related problem space. This article describes the motivation, concept of operations, and structure of the LORELEI Program to provide some background for the design decisions made within the LoReHLT evaluation.


Natural language processing Machine translation Humanitarian assistance Disaster relief 

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© This is a U.S. government work and its text is not subject to copyright protection in the United States; however, its text may be subject to foreign copyright protection 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Caitlin Christianson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jason Duncan
    • 2
  • Boyan Onyshkevych
    • 1
  1. 1.Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.The MITRE CorporationMcLeanUSA

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