Valtteri Skantsi

PhD

Project Researcher
Language Technology Expert

Biography

I am a PhD student from the University of Oulu, Finland. The subject for my doctoral thesis is the regional division of modern spoken Finnish, which I will study on the grounds of a dialect map application. My major subject is the Finnish language and as minor subjects I have studied e.g. language technology, computer science, history, marketing, communications theory / mass media and literature. I have carried out a morphological annotation process and error coding for a million vocables in the ILCFI-corpus. In addition, I have planned an electronic data collection and transferred the data in its entirety to the Korp-server of the Language Bank of Finland. I have also transferred the vast Audio Recordings Archive of Oulu, that has been gathered since the 1950’s, to the Language Bank of Finland’s LAT-platform. Furthermore, I have created a metadata collection system, tentatively programmed a speech recognizer and an annotation tool, and built an electronic micro card browsing system for the history department of the University of Oulu.

Research interests

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language Technology
  • Digital Archiving

Research groups

  • Northern Sociolinguistic Encounters (NSE)