Publications by Hrafn Loftsson


Journal papers

  1. Hrafn Loftsson. 2008. Tagging Icelandic text: A linguistic rule-based approach. Appeared in a revised form, subsequent to editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 31(1): 47-72. © 2008 Cambridge University Press.

  2. Hrafn Loftsson. 2006. Tagging Icelandic text: An experiment with integrations and combinations of taggers. Language Resources and Evaluation, 40(2): 175-181.

Conference and workshop papers

  1. Anton Karl Ingason, Hrafn Loftsson, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson and Joel C. Wallenberg. 2014. Rapid Deployment of Phrase Structure Parsing for Related Languages: A Case Study of Insular Scandinavian. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014). Reykjavik, Iceland.

  2. Sigrún Helgadóttir, Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2014. Correcting Errors in a New Gold Standard for Tagging Icelandic Text. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014). Reykjavik, Iceland.

  3. Hrafn Loftsson and Robert Östling. 2013. Tagging a Morphologically Complex Language Using an Averaged Perceptron Tagger: The Case of Icelandic. In Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2013), NEALT Proceedings Series 16. Oslo, Norway.

  4. Hrafn Loftsson. 2013. Tagging the Past: Experiments Using the Saga Corpus. In Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2013), NEALT Proceedings Series 16. Oslo, Norway.

  5. Elena Volodina, Lars Borin, Hrafn Loftsson, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir and Guðmundur Örn Leifsson. 2012. Waste not, want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use. In Proceeding of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, 80: 47-58.

  6. Elena Volodina, Hrafn Loftsson, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Lars Borin and Guðmundur Örn Leifsson. 2012. Towards a system architecture for ICALL. In Proceedings of the ICCE Conference on Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), ICCE 2012, The 20th International Conference on Computers in Education. Singapore.

  7. Sigrún Helgadóttir, Ásta Svavarsdóttir, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Kristín Bjarnadóttir and Hrafn Loftsson. 2012. The Tagged Icelandic Corpus (MÍM). In Proceedings of the SaLTMiL-AfLaT Workshop on "Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages", 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012). Istanbul, Turkey.

  8. Jón Guðnason, Oddur Kjartansson, Jökull Jóhannsson, Elín Carstensdóttir, Hannes H. Vilhjálmsson, Hrafn Loftsson, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Kristín Jóhannsdóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2012. Almannaromur: An Open Icelandic Speech Corpus. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU 2012). Cape Town, South Africa.

  9. Hrafn Loftsson, Sigrún Helgadóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2011. Using a morphological database to increase the accuracy in PoS tagging. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2011). Hissar, Bulgaria.

  10. Martha Dís Brandt, Hrafn Loftsson, Hlynur Sigurþórsson and Francis M. Tyers. 2011. Apertium-IceNLP: A rule-based Icelandic to English machine translation system. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT-2011). Leuven, Belgium.

  11. Hrafn Loftsson, Jökull H. Yngvason, Sigrún Helgadóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2010. Developing a PoS-tagged corpus using existing tools. In Proceedings of "Creation and use of basic lexical resources for less-resourced languages", workshop at the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010). Valetta, Malta.

  12. Verena Henrich, Timo Reuter and Hrafn Loftsson. 2009. CombiTagger: A System for Developing Combined Taggers. In Proceedings of the 22nd International FLAIRS Conference, Special Track: "Applied Natural Language Processing". Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. © 2009 AAAI.

  13. Hrafn Loftsson, Ida Kramarczyk, Sigrún Helgadóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2009. Improving the PoS tagging accuracy of Icelandic text. In Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2009). Odense, Denmark.

  14. Anton K. Ingason, Skúli B. Jóhannsson, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2009. Context-Sensitive Spelling Correction and Rich Morphology. In Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2009). Odense, Denmark.

  15. Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Hrafn Loftsson, Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Anna B. Nikulásdóttir, Matthew Whelpton and Anton K. Ingason. 2009. Icelandic Language Resources and Technology: Status and Prospects. In Proceedings of the NoDaLiDa 2009 Workshop "Nordic Perspectives on the CLARIN Infrastructure of Common Language Resources". Odense, Denmark.

  16. Hrafn Loftsson. 2009. Correcting a POS-Tagged Corpus Using Three Complementary Methods. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009). Athens, Greece.

  17. Anton K. Ingason, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2008. A Mixed Method Lemmatization Algorithm Using Hierachy of Linguistic Identities (HOLI). In B. Nordström and A. Ranta (eds.), Advances in Natural Language Processing, 6th International Conference on NLP, GoTAL 2008, Proceedings. Gothenburg, Sweden.

  18. Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2008. Linguistic richness and technical aspects of an incremental finite-state parser. In Proceedings of "Partial Parsing 2008", workshop at the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008. Marrakech, Morocco.

  19. Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2007. IceNLP: A Natural Language Processing Toolkit for Icelandic. In Proceedings of InterSpeech 2007, Special session: "Speech and language technology for less-resourced languages". Antwerp, Belgium.

  20. Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2007. IceParser: An Incremental Finite-State Parser for Icelandic. In J. Nivre, H-J. Kaalep, K. Muischnek and M. Koit (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2007). Tartu, Estonia.

  21. Hrafn Loftsson. 2007. Tagging Icelandic Text using a Linguistic and a Statistical Tagger. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL. Rochester, NY, USA.

  22. Hrafn Loftsson. 2006. Tagging a morphologically complex language using heuristics. In T. Salakoski, F. Ginter, S. Pyysalo and T. Pahikkala (eds.), Advances in Natural Language Processing, 5th International Conference on NLP, FinTAL 2006, Proceedings. Turku, Finland.


Edited volumes

  1. Hrafn Loftsson, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson and Sigrún Helgadóttir (eds). 2010. Advances in Natural Language Processing. 7th International Conference on NLP, IceTAL 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 2010, Proceedings. © 2010 Springer.

Technical reports

  1. Hrafn Loftsson and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. 2006. A shallow syntactic annotation scheme for Icelandic text. Technical Report RUTR-SSE06004, Department of Computer Science, Reykjavik University.

PhD thesis

Hrafn Loftsson. 2007. Tagging and parsing Icelandic text. Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.


Teaching material

  1. Hrafn Loftsson. 2015. Hugsaður eins og tölvunarfræðingur. An Icelandic translation of the book 'How to Think Like a Computer Scientist', by Allen B. Downey.

Newspaper and non-refereed journal articles (in Icelandic)

  1. Nýtt íslenskt-enskt grófþýðingarkerfi frá Máltæknisetri, Tímarit HR, mars 2010.
  2. Máltækni í HR, Tímarit HR, maí 2009.
  3. Skortur á tölvunarfræðingum - hvað er til ráða?, Viðskiptablaðið, 1. apríl 2008.
  4. Markari og þáttari fyrir íslenskan texta, Tölvumál, febrúar 2008.
  5. Íslensk tunga og máltækni, Viðskiptablaðið, 27. nóvember, 2007.
  6. Tölvunarfræði er góður valkostur, Morgunblaðið, júlí, 2003.
  7. Nám og rannsóknir í tæknigreinum á háskólastigi, Morgunblaðið, mars 2003.