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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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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Role models?

Sjá íslenska þýðingu neðar.Will the Icelandic Language Technology program and our efforts become role models for other similar languages? Read about RU's take on the work we are participating in and see us in action (picture taken pre-Covid).Gæti íslenska máltækniáætlunin orðið leiðarljós annarra lítilla málsvæða? Hérna er umfjöllun HR um starfsemi okkar (Myndir teknar fyrir …

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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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2019 Rannis Grants

Rannis (The Strategic Research and Development Programme for Language Technology) has awarded Hrafn two grants this year. Congratulations! The first project, Automatic Text Summarization (ATS) for Icelandic, will be worked on by a post-doctoral researcher and an Icelandic linguist in collaboration with mbl.is, Morgunblaðið's news website. The second one is Named Entity Recognition (NER) for …

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