Microsoft Research License Agreement
Non-Commercial Use Only
This Microsoft Research License Agreement, including all exhibits ("MSR-LA") is
a legal agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft" or "we")
for the data identified above, which may include associated materials, text or
speech files, associated media and "online" or electronic documentation and any
updates we provide in our discretion (together, the "Software").
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SCOPE OF RIGHTS:
You may use, copy, reproduce, and distribute this Software for any
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demonstrations and personal experimentation. You may also distribute this
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Websites, that are intended to teach the use of the Software for academic or
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the Software, not to any derivative works you make.
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that most nearly captures the intent of the original language.