On Tuesday, November 29, the new Faroese Morphological Database (Føroyska bendingargrunnurin) was opened in a ceremony at the Faroese Department of the University of the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.
The database is a joint project between the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and the University of the Faroe Islands and was carried out by Kristján Rúnarsson from the Árni Magnússon Institute and Heðin Jákupsson and Zakaris Svabo Hansen from the Faroese Department of the University of the Faroe Islands, with the guidance and support of Kristín Bjarnadóttir, editor of the Database of Modern Icelandic Inflection (BÍN). Trausti Dagsson at the Árni Magnússon Institute was responsible for setting up the website. Samúel Þórisson, also at the Árni Magnússon Institute, adapted the database and back end of the system, which is closely based on the system and methods developed for BÍN. The database uses data prepared for Rættstavaran, a Faroese spelling correction program.
The website was officially opened by Bergi Djurhuus Hansen, the head of the Faroese Department. Kristján Rúnarsson gave a presentation on the database and the project in more detail, and finally, Kristín Bjarnadóttir shared her experience as editor of BÍN and presented possibilities for the Faroese language in the future.