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 …

Continue reading Two Conferences in Two Weeks

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 …

Continue reading Learn about our TTS process as described by Atli Thor

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 …

Continue reading SLT 2018 here we come!

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 …

Continue reading Using language technology to assist the hard of hearing