FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

DIRHA English-PHdev Corpus Licence Agreement

 

This Agreement is made between Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) and the LICENSEE, whereas

  • FBK, through its Research Unit SHINE, participated in the European Project DIRHA, funded by the European Commission within the 7° Framework Programme (hereinafter “Project”).
  • During the Project, the DIRHA consortium created a set of simulated and real domestic scenes, based on real measured room impulse responses and real noise sources, with the aim of testing signal processing algorithms and back-end solutions in the home automation scenario foreseen by the Project. The related data sets are useful for multi-channel speech processing tasks in very challenging multi-room domestic environments.
  • This agreement refers to the DIRHA English-PHdev data set, in the following referred to as DATA, which consists of English phonetically rich sentences recorded by a set of microphones distributed in space.
  • The Property Rights of DIRHA English-PHdev DATA are owned by FBK.
  • The LICENSEE is interested in acquiring a license to use DIRHA English-PHdev DATA only for research purposes.

it is hereby agreed as follows:

1 - Object

FBK grants LICENSEE a non exclusive, non transferable, non sub-licensable, temporarily limited, free of cost licence of the DATA. LICENSEE will use the DATA for research purposes only and will inform FBK about any application for which DATA have been used. LICENSEE agrees that the DATA, in whole or in part, shall not be distributed or delivered to any third party.

2 – Property Rights

The licence issued within this Agreement does not confer any title and/or right to LICENSEE on the DATA and, for this reason, LICENSEE cannot proceed to any record, assignment and/or concession as sub-license of the named DATA and of the relative rights of use. It is expressly understood that the DATA, and the relative rights or titles of copyrights able to protect completely or partially the DATA, will remain in the whole property of FBK, and they can be used by LICENSEE only for research purposes hereby defined. The licence issued within this Agreement does not confer any title and/or right to LICENSEE on the DATA and, for this reason, LICENSEE cannot proceed to any record, assignment and/or concession as sub-license of the named DATA and of the relative rights of use. It is expressly understood that the DATA and the relative rights or titles of copyrights able to protect completely or partially the DATA will remain in the whole property of FBK and they can be used by LICENSEE only for research purposes hereby defined.

3 – Limitation of Warranty and Liability

FBK makes no representations about the suitability, use, or performance of the DATA for any purpose.  The DATA are provided “as is,” without express or implied warranties including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement with respect to the DATA. FBK is not obliged to support or issue updates to the DATA.
FBK shall not be liable for any damages, including direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or data use, incurred by LICENSEE or any third Party, whether in an action in contract or tort, even if any person has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

4 – Duration

This Agreement has a limited duration of three (3) years and shall come into force starting from the date hereof. The License will terminate immediately, without notice by FBK, if LICENSEE fails to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination of this License, LICENSEE shall immediately discontinue all use of DATA provided hereunder, and return to FBK or destroy the original and all copies of all such DATA. All of LICENSEE obligations under this Agreement shall survive the termination of the License.

5 - Indemnification

LICENSEE agrees to hold harmless, indemnify, and defend FBK, its Trustees, officers, employees, and agents from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim of loss, lawsuit, cause of action, or other claim asserted against them or any of them arising out of, or in any way connected with, LICENSEE performance of any activity hereunder.

6 – Publications Credit

LICENSEE shall acknowledge FBK with appropriate citations in any publication or any public presentation containing results obtained through the use of the DATA as well as to demonstrate the DATA, expressly stating that within the Project FBK has developed and owns the DATA, including a citation to the following publications:

Ravanelli, Mirco; Cristoforetti, Luca; Gretter, Roberto; Pellin, Marco; Sosi, Alessandro; Omologo, Maurizio
Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU)
IEEE
2015, pp. 275-282.

 

7 – Applicable Law

Any controversy or claim of whatsoever nature arising out of or relating in any manner whatsoever to this Agreement or any breach of any terms of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Italy.

LICENSEE hereby irrevocably acknowledges and agrees that the Court of Trento shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatsoever nature arising out of, or relating in any manner to this Agreement, any terms of this Agreement, or any breach of this Agreement or any such terms.