ACL 2020 Student Research Workshop paper is now out

Sjá íslenska þýðingu neðar Last week ACL hosted their 2020 ACL conference. It was supposed to be in Seattle, Washington. But due to COVID-19 it has been moved online, including their satellite events like the ACL 2020 Student Research Workshop (SRW). This means their proceedings have now been published, including a paper by our very …

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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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Eydís has successfully defended her PhD thesis!

  We are pleased to announce that Eydís has successfully defended her PhD thesis on "Cognitive workload classification with psychophysiological signals for monitoring in safety critical situations" on 18th of January. Over the past few years, Eydís has worked on a dissertation studying the effect an increased cognitive workload has on acoustic and cardiovascular signals. …

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Using language technology to assist the hard of hearing

The Nordic association of the hard of hearing (Nordiska Hörselskadades Samarbetskommitté, NHS) had a seminar at Hotel Selfoss last week. On Friday, Anna gave a talk there on how language technology might assist people hard of hearing to communicate and access information in a predominately hearing world. Automatic transcription of live communication and automatic caption …

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Featured in BBC 4 Tech: Cognitive Workload Research

Last fall Michal was interviewed by a broadcast journalist for the BBC Arabic segment, BBC 4 Tech. The interview was regarding some early research he did with the Cognitive workload monitoring using voice project. The BBC 4 Tech segments have been uploaded onto YouTube with voice-overs in Arabic. Thanks to the BBC team you'll get …

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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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LVL goes to Hungary

In September Eydís will be representing our group at the CogInfoCom 2017 Conference. This will be LVL's second time at CogInfoCom in Hungary, and we hope it will be an exciting conference with valuable insights. She will be presenting her paper "Cognitive workload classification using cardiovascular measures and dynamic features." This will be Eydís' last …

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