Two Conferences in Two Weeks

Sjá íslenska þýðingur neðar Within the next two weeks the Language and Voice Lab will be participating in two conferences: Máltæknibyltingin - Stafræn nýsköpun íslenskunnar and Northern European NLP conference NoDaLiDa Máltæknibyltingin - Stafræn nýsköpun íslenskunnar The target audience for this conference is the general public. It will showcase our work for the past two …

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Building language technology applications to help nations, industry, medicine, language learning, and users.

Sjá íslenska þýðingu neðar We have received five grants. We are also welcoming a new RU professor to LVL, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson. For these grants we are hiring specialists in artificial intelligence, language technology and software development. The deadline for the job applications are March 15th, 2021. Three grants are from the Icelandic Centre for …

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Can you preserve Icelandic voices with text-to-speech engines?

On July 11th, Tengivagninn on the Rás 1 attempted to answer this question and many more in an interview with Jon Gudnason and Ragnheiður Þórhallsdóttir. Practical information about the radio program is below: Language: IcelandicName of show: TengivagninnStation: Rás 1Date: 11. 07. 2020Air time: 13:26Interviewer: Fanney BenjamínsdóttirDuration: approximately 17 minutesTopics discussed: The Icelandic Language Technology …

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ACL 2020 Student Research Workshop paper is now out

Sjá íslenska þýðingu neðar Last week ACL hosted their 2020 ACL conference. It was supposed to be in Seattle, Washington. But due to COVID-19 it has been moved online, including their satellite events like the ACL 2020 Student Research Workshop (SRW). This means their proceedings have now been published, including a paper by our very …

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Learn about our TTS process as described by Atli Thor

At the end of June 2020, Atli Thor Sigurgeirsson went on the local Icelandic radio station Rás 2 to give an interview about the state of our text-to-speech synthesis and data collection process. As this was an interview with Síðdegisútvarpið the interview is in Icelandic. Description from Rúv: Við forvitnumst um nýjan talgervil sem er …

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TTS, Language Technology, Kvistur, and Samrómur papers published but no conferences to attend

Sjá íslenska þýðingu neðar This is a positive but somewhat sad week for LVL. Many LVL members were going to go to Marseille, France this week to attend Language Resources & Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2020 and the joint Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages and Collaboration and Computing for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU-CCURL) 2020 Workshop. Once …

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A large milestone in Named Entity Recognition for Icelandic!

Progress in NER celebrated with a suitable cake. Last Tuesday Svanhvít and Ásmundur completed the first stage in Named Entity Recognition project for Icelandic. They finished the daunting task of labeling all named entities in a text corpus of 1 million tokens (MIM-GOLD), into the following categories: Person, Location, Organization, Micellaneous, Money, Percent, Time, and …

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First milestone in the Language Technology for Icelandic project

The LVL team celebrating the first milestone in the Language Technology for Icelandic project. Ólafur Helgi Jónsson, Sunneva Þorsteinsdóttir and Steinþór Steingrímsson are missing from the picture. Last week we celebrated achieving the first milestone in the Language Technology for Icelandic project with a cake! After a lot of hard work the past few months we achieved …

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Conference – Er íslenskan góður „bisness“?

Tomorrow, 16th of October 2019, there will be a conference on Icelandic language technology. The conference will take place at Veröld - hús Vigdísar and starts at 8:00. A number of people affiliated (past and present) with the LVL will be giving talks there such as: David Erik Mollberg, Ólafur Helgi Jónsson, Viktor Sveinsson Sunneva …

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Tune in this weekend as Rás 1 interviews ASR expert Inga Rún and Althingi editor, Steinunn about the Icelandic Parliament’s automated transcription system.

September 2019 signals the end of the LVL automatic speech recognition, ASR, project with Althingi, the Icelandic parliament. To close, the radio station Rás 1 is airing an interview September 8 at 9:30pm (21:30). The interview is conducted by the head of the Althingi speech department, Berglind Steinsdóttir. In the interview, Berglind talks to both …

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