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…
Article accepted to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing.
On 28/9/2017, we got an article accepted to the special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. The article is a result of our collaboration with Daryush D. Mehta and Jarrad Van Stan from the Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital. The title of the article is “Modal and nonmodal voice quality…
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…
Article Publication in the Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science journal
At CogInfoCom 2016, Eydís Huld Magnusdottir, gave a great presentation about Monitoring Cognitive Workload Using Vocal Tract and Voice Source Features. It was so informative in fact that the Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a great open access journal, has published it. The article has the same name as the conference paper, Monitoring…
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 future of Icelandic
The event “Educational day 2017”, organised by SA-Business Iceland on February 2nd, focussed on the Icelandic language and language technology. Leading persons from academia, industry, politics, and culture spoke with enthusiasm about the role and future of Icelandic and the chances within language technology. The president of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (whose name posed a…
ICASSP 2017 New Orleans – we will be there.
Two members of our lab will attend ICASSP 2017 conference in New Orleans. We will present a paper on the classification of voice modalities using a neck-surface accelerometer. The paper is the result of our collaboration with guys from the Massachusetts General Hospital, US and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile. Thanks for your help!…
The paralinguistic team finished gathering additional data for the Voice patterns in air-traffic control project in the second half of December. The participants are all pilots working for Icelandair that came to us straight after grueling sessions in their flight simulator. We want to thank all the participants and staff of Icelandair for their cooperation!