General information

The Natural Language Processing Lab (NLP Lab) connects a community of researchers in NLP. The main focus is on large language models that require high-performance distributed computing environments to train efficiently.

The NLP Lab is based at the University of Iceland and works together with startups and companies on research projects and innovation. Currently, the lab is working with Nordverse and Miðeind. The NLP Lab disseminates information and knowledge through educational events, special sessions, and tutorials at conferences and publication activities.

Members

Prof. Dr. Hafsteinn Einarsson

Hafsteinn is an assistant professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH in 2018. He has worked on applied ML solutions for startups and in the Icelandic banking sector. He is currently focused on natural language processing, interpretable ML methods and optimization problems.

Vésteinn Snæbjarnarson

Vésteinn is a researcher at language technology company Miðeind ehf and an MSc student at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. He works in machine translation, language modeling and question answering.

Work in progress

Currently, we are working on

  • Contextual word embedding models for Icelandic.
  • Question-answering models.
  • Translation models.
  • Summarization, and large-scale intent analysis.