As the director of the Language and Technology Lab at the University of Iceland, I work with a great team of people. Our group works at the intersection of Language and Technology, focusing on automated assistance for language use (such as proofreading), corpora (especially treebanks) and parsing, Language Technology infrastructure, and the interfaces between language, society, and technology. We emphasize work that is related to the Icelandic language but the methods we use are in general language-independent.

The following people work at the lab:

Tinna Frímann Jökulsdóttir

Tinna Frímann Jökulsdóttir

PhD Student

Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir

Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir

Project Manager

Elena Callegari

Elena Callegari

Postdoc (from August 2020)

Þórunn Arnardóttir

Þórunn Arnardóttir

Project Manager

Selma Margrét Sverrisdóttir

Selma Margrét Sverrisdóttir

RA

Sölvi Halldórsson

Sölvi Halldórsson

Undergraduate RA

Xindan Xu

Xindan Xu

RA

Isidora Glišić

Isidora Glišić

MA student

Agnes Sólmundsdóttir

Agnes Sólmundsdóttir

Undergraduate RA

 

Current lab members (Updated June 2020):

  • Þórunn Arnardóttir (Project Manager)
  • Elena Callegari (Postdoc; from August 2020)
  • Isidora Glišić (MA Student)
  • Sölvi Halldórsson (RA)
  • Tinna Frímann Jökulsdóttir (PhD Student)
  • Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir (Project Manager)
  • Selma Margrét Sverrisdóttir (RA)
  • Agnes Sólmundsdóttir (RA)
  • Xindan Xu (RA)

Recent lab members:

  • Hugrún Lind Hafsteinsdóttir (RA; spring 2020)
  • Ragnhildur Ósk Sævarsdóttir (RA, spring 2020)
  • Steinunn Rut Friðriksdóttir (MA student; spring 2020)

English: Language and Technology = Icelandic: Mál og tækni

The name of the lab refers to both Language and Technology for a reason. We use our knowledge of linguistics to implement Language Technology solutions and we also use our knowledge of technology to implement novel types of research methods in linguistics. Some of our projects involve creating research infrastructure that makes it possible to do complex quantitative studies in much more efficient ways than earlier methods would have allowed.