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5.2.4. Iceland

FLaReNet Summary

In Iceland, activities are coordinated through the Icelandic Centre for Language Technology (ICLT), established in 2005, which has its roots in the LangTec Project (2000-2004) of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture. ICLT is run jointly by the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Iceland (UI), the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University (RU) and the Department of Lexicography at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (AMI). ICLT is a member of CLARIN and ELRA and a supporting member of NEALT.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact: Sigrún Helgadóttir, Árni Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies.

Programs

The main source of information about Language Technology in Iceland and Language Resources is the website of The Icelandic Centre for Language Technology (ICLT, http://www.iclt.is). The centre was established on June 15th, 2005. ICLT has its roots in the LangTec Project (2000-2004) of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture).

ICLT is run jointly by the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Iceland (UI), the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University (RU) and the Department of Lexicography at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (AMI). Other institutions and companies working on language technology (LT) can apply for membership.

ICLT is a member of CLARIN and ELRA and a supporting member of NEALT.

On the website there is information on among other things on LT projects and software and resources currently available. A list of all players can be found at: http://www.tungutaekni.is/people/folk_en.html.

A compilation of a 25 MWords tagged corpus of modern Icelandic will most likely be available for search and research by the end of 2010.

A good historical overview of Icelandic Language Technology may be found in a series of two articles by professor Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson[1].