SLT 2018 here we come!

This year we're branching out and attending a smaller conference, IEEE SLT 2018! We will be presenting the results from our paper, "An Icelandic Pronunciation Dictionary for TTS." The work was done in collaboration with the linguist and Icelandic specialist, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson from the University of Iceland. The paper describes an Icelandic pronunciation dictionary for use …

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Radio Host Interviews Jón Guðnason about Robotics and AI

Recently, Jón was interviewed on the Icelandic afternoon radio show,  Síðdegisútvarpið. On the program, he conversed about the progress in robotics and artificial intelligence. The focus of the conversation was on a new video from Boston Dynamics and how their robots can get about by opening doors and how the latest development in AI is …

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Funding Approved for Icelandic Youth Language Study

We are delighted to be participating in the project "Icelandic Youth Language: An Empirical Study of Communicative Resources” headed by dr. Helga Hilmisdóttir at The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.  Using Eyra, Teenage group conversations will be recorded and annotated during the project and used to study linguistic features such as communication patterns, vocabulary, imagery, …

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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. …

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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 …

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