Gaelic Algorithmic Research Group

  • Agallamh le Roibeart MacThòmais / An interview with Robert Thomas
    by wlamb on DiL, 4 Dàmh 2021 at 2:52f

    Anns an t-sreath seo, tha sinn a’ toirt sùil air laoich a rinn adhartas cudromach ann an teicneolas nan cànanan Gàidhealach. Airson a’ cheathramh agallaimh, cluinnidh sinn bho Roibeart MacThòmais. Coltach ri Lucy Evans, the Rob air ùr thighinn gu saoghal na Gàidhlig. Chaidh fhastadh airson còig mìosan ann an 2021 mar phàirt de phròiseact

  • New AHRC-funded project on Gaelic & Irish folktales and the Digital Humanities
    by wlamb on DiL, 4 Dàmh 2021 at 1:21f

    Decoding Hidden Heritages in Gaelic Traditional Narrative with Text-Mining and Phylogenetics This exciting new three-year study is funded by the AHRC and IRC jointly under the UK–Ireland collaboration in digital humanities programme. It brings together five international universities, two folklore archives and two online folklore portals. October 2021–Sept 2024 Summary This project will fuse deep,

  • ‘An Gocair’: Gaelic Normalisation at a Click
    by wlamb on Dih, 10 Sult 2021 at 2:58f

    By Rob Thomas While some of our research group has been busy creating the world’s first Scottish Gaelic Speech Recognition system, others been creating the world’s first Scottish Gaelic Text Normaliser. Although it might not turn the heads of AI enthusiasts and smart device lovers in the same way, the normaliser is an invaluable tool

  • The Acoustic Model and Scottish Gaelic Speech Recognition Results
    by levans3 on Dih, 28 Cèit 2021 at 1:14f

    By Lucy Evans In our last blog post, we outlined some of the data preparation that is necessary to train the acoustic model for our Scottish Gaelic speech recognition system. This includes normalization and alignment. Normalization is where speech transcriptions are stripped of punctuation, casing, and any unspoken text. Alignment is where each word in

  • Emerging NLP for Scottish Gaelic: Lecture
    by wlamb on DiC, 5 Cèit 2021 at 8:57m

    The Celtic Linguistics Group at the University of Arizona invited Dr Will Lamb to speak to them about ‘Emerging NLP for Scottish Gaelic’ on 26 March 2021. This was as part of their Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics lecture series. The talk went out on Zoom and was recorded and uploaded on YouTube (provided below). About

  • Automatic Speech Recognition for Scottish Gaelic: Background and Update
    by levans3 on DiC, 27 Faoi 2021 at 12:22f

    By Lucy Evans Since September 2020, a collaborative team from the University of Edinburgh (UoE), the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), and Quorate Technology, has been working towards building an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system for Scottish Gaelic. This is a system that is able to automatically transcribe Gaelic speech into writing. The

  • Agallamh le Lucy Evans / An interview with Lucy Evans
    by wlamb on DiD, 4 Dàmh 2020 at 2:32f

    Anns an t-sreath seo, tha sinn a’ toirt sùil air laoich a rinn adhartas cudromach ann an teicneolas nan cànanan Gàidhealach. Airson an treasamh agallaimh, cluinnidh sinn bho thè Lucy Evans. Tha Lucy air ùr thighinn gu saoghal na Gàidhlig agus gu saoghal teicneolas cànain, ach tha i an sàs ann am pròiseact a bhios

  • Agallamh le Mìcheal Bauer
    by wlamb on DiM, 23 Ògmh 2020 at 9:04m

    Anns an t-sreath seo, tha sinn a’ toirt sùil air laoich a rinn adhartas mòr ann an teicneolas nan cànanan gàidhealach. Airson an dàrna agallaimh, cluinnidh sinn bho fhear a tha cho cudromach san 21mh linn ri Eideard Dwelly: Mìcheal Bauer. Tha Mìcheal aithnichte airson na h-obrach ealanta a rinn e le Uilleam MacDhunnchaidh airson

  • Agallamh leis an Ollamh Kevin Scannell
    by wlamb on DiM, 16 Ògmh 2020 at 11:51m

    Anns an t-sreath seo, bidh sinn a’ coimhead air sàr-laoich a rinn adhartas mòr ann an teicneolas nan cànanan gàidhealach. Airson a’ chiad agallaimh, cha b’ urrainn dhuinn na b’ fheàrr fhaighinn na ‘n t-Ollamh Kevin Scannell à Oilthigh San Louis, anns na Stàitean Aonaichte. Tha Kevin air an t-uabhas de ghoireasan a chur a-mach

  • New Gaelic language technology website launched
    by wlamb on DiC, 20 Cèit 2020 at 3:52f

    A Linguistic Toolkit for Scottish Gaelic Dr Loïc Boizou (Vytautas Magnus University) and Dr William Lamb (University of Edinburgh) have collaborated on a new bilingual website that provides a linguistic toolkit for Scottish Gaelic. Called Mion-sgrùdaiche Cànanachais na Gàidhlig or the Gaelic Linguistic Analyser, the site provides users with tools for analysing the words and structures of Gaelic