The Icelandic CLARIN office has now moved to Þingholtsstræti 29, where the Language Technology Department of the Árni Magnússon Institute is based. The office has a new phone number - +354-525-4037.
All talks given at the CLARIN Annual Conference in Leipzig last fall were recorded and are now available on the Internet. Among them is a talk by Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir and Anton Karl Ingason, Lifespan Change and Style Shift in the Icelandic Gigaword Corpus.
A new resource has been added to the CLARIN-IS repository - The Icelandic Confusion Set Corpus (ICoSC). It was compiled by Steinunn Rut Friðriksdóttir and Anton Karl Ingason of the language technology department in the University of Iceland. The ICoSC contains a great number of homphonous pairs separated orthographically by a single letter and commonly confused by Icelandic speakers. It is available under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Last summer, the Icelandic Parliament (Alþingi) passed new laws on European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs) which made it possible for Iceland to become full member of ERICs. The Minister of Education, Science and Culture has now decided that Iceland will apply for full membership in CLARIN ERIC. A formal request for membership will be sent in the near future.