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Swedish Language Data Lab

A thoroughly developed base for NLP - Natural Language Processing - is one of the cornerstones of successful AI applications. In this project we work to create a comprehensive set of NLP data for the Swedish language.

NLP - Natural Language Processing - provides the ability for interpretation and analysis of the human language, with its underlying meaning and experience-based conclusions that we humans have naturally when we read or listen to a text. The development of models adapted for the Swedish language is becoming all the more important and the amount of open Swedish data is limited. Large sets of data for development of NLP models are needed and a limiting factor is that the texts may be protected by copyright or contain personal data and cannot be shared as a result. 

In Swedish Language Data Lab (Svenska Språkdatalabbet), we will create an infrastructure for Swedish data sets in which annotated, classified data and fully trained models are made available. The objective  is to create a national knowledge node within language technology and to develop Swedish reference data sets for NLP which will be made accessible with open access in AI Innovation of Sweden's data factory.

Swedish NLP data and training models as a national resource

In addition to ordinary glossaries and including existing Swedish data sets, the raw data will be collected from a large number of sources, including news text, social media, internet forums and reviews from various fields. The project will, in addition to annotated data, produce a number of fully trained models for entity tagging and sentiment analysis, among other things, in order to enable additional research and innovation.

In this project, we will also develop background-trained models that will handle this - we will provide models trained on sensitive data without sharing the basic data. The provision of Swedish text and models will contribute to maintaining the linguistic diversity and promote innovation within the NLP field in Sweden, which is something that will benefit a multitude of interested parties.

Read more about the project here





The Swedish Language Database project is partially financed by Vinnova and will be operated by AI Innovation of Sweden in collaboration with partners with expertise within NLP, including Recorded FutureGavagaiTalkamaticSpråkbanken and SKR together with a reference group consisting of a wide range of needs owners from various fields. 

Project period: 20190601-20210530


  • Isabelle Johansson

    Project Manager

    isabelle [dot] johansson [at] ai [dot] se +46 (0)70 886 58 64