Does the future understand Icelandic? – UTMessan Talk
On Friday, LVL will be at the UTMessan conference being held here in Reykjavik. UTMessan is a IT conference presented in both Icelandic and English. The talk, “Skilur framtíðin íslensku? (Does the future understand Icelandic?)” will be presented by Anna Björk. This will be our first time presenting at UTMessan so we are very excited.…
Interspeech 2017 Conference Summary
Yu-Ren gave a really good talk about measuring voice severity. Then, on Wednesday Anna, Inga, Matthías, and Jón answered questions about their posters to conference attendees. During the conference, welcome reception, and the banquet we reconnected with many old colleagues and met many new in the speech processing and speech recognition world. For anyone who…
Largest Icelandic LVL Group at Interspeech in 2017
This August, our LVL group members will be attending Interspeech 2017 to present their three papers, meet other folks in the speech recognition field, and have lots of fun. Two posters,“Building an ASR corpus using Althingi’s Parliamentary Speeches” and “Building ASR corpora using Eyra,” will be presented during the Wednesday Special Session: Digital Revolution for Under-resourced…
Paper accepted to an IEEE-Transactions journal
Congratulations to Yu-Ren for getting his paper accepted to the highly recognized scholarly journal in the field of speech processing!
Welcome, a new member
A new member just joined our team all the way from California, USA. Welcome, Judy ! Judy will be working with Inga on the ASR for parliament speeches project utilizing some mad Computer Science skills to among other things design an interface to get Inga’s research into the hands of the parliament staff. It’s always…
Learning from Europe
Two of the LVL team, Jón and Anna, are working on a strategic plan for Icelandic language technology, together with Steinþór Steingrímsson from The Árni Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies. The three of them have been – and will be – meeting LT specialists in Europe to learn about successful technologies and to collect material for…
The annual AI Festival was held at Reykjavik University two weeks ago on Nov 11, 2016. The focus of this year’s festival was AI and the economy. You can watch the entirety of the talks and discussions here (it was streamed live). There was no admission fee and the festival was open to everyone. Many…
The new and improved (of course) website of the Language and Voice Laboratory at Reykjavik University is now online! Check out the team, projects, and what’s going on with speech recognition and research at Reykjavik University (plenty, there’s plenty going on!).