Category: Speech Recognition
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…
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…
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: Icelandic Name of show: Tengivagninn Station: Rás 1 Date: 11. 07. 2020 Air time: 13:26 Interviewer: Fanney Benjamínsdóttir Duration: approximately 17…
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…
Like our Samrómur Facebook page
We now have a Facebook page for our spoken Icelandic collection efforts, Samrómur. We’re working on enabling school children to also participate. Follow Samrómur to be told when that platform goes live: https://www.facebook.com/samromur/
First milestone in the Language Technology for Icelandic project
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 the first milestone in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Text-to-Speech (TTS) and Machine Translation (MT). In ASR, the focus has mostly been on data creating and gathering. 55,000 utterances…
Donate your voice to bring Icelandic and technology together!
Hello everyone! We are collecting audio clips to create a new, more robust Icelandic dataset. We plan to use them for automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech applications. This could lead to many applications that you can use in your everyday life, like an Icelandic voice assistant, screenreaders, and searchable audio and video content. The dataset…
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…
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…
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…