This has been a great summer for LVL. We have many conference acceptances: 8 papers, 3 conferences. It will also be a busy autumn, as all the conferences are in September.
Our first is Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, a very competitive NLP conference. This year it is in Varna, Bulgaria. Steinþór, Örvar and Hrafn’s paper, “Augmenting a BiLSTM tagger with a Morphological Lexicon and a Lexical Category Identification Step” and Hrafn’s paper “A Wide-Coverage Context-Free Grammar for Icelandic and an Accompanying Parsing System” will both be presented.
Next is Interspeech in Graz, Austria. We have four papers:
- Yu-Ren Chien – “F0 Variability Measures Based on Glottal Closure Instants”
- Inga Helgadóttir – “The Althingi ASR System”
- Anna Rúnarsdóttir – “Lattice re-scoring during manual editing for automatic error correction of ASR transcripts”
- Anna Nikulásdóttir – “Bootstraping a Text Normalization System for an Inflected Language. Numbers as a Test Case”
To wrap up the month, we will be attending the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) in Turku, Finland. We will be representing two papers by Svanhvít Ingólfsdóttir: “Nefnir: A high accuracy lemmatizer for Icelandic” and “Towards High Accuracy Named Entity Recognition for Icelandic.”
All these acceptances exemplify our successful push to increase language technology for Icelandic.
Note: For more details about the papers, please go to our Publications page.