Computer-based Technologies and Computational Aspects of Sign Language Research

Safar, E and Glauert, JRW (2012) Computer-based Technologies and Computational Aspects of Sign Language Research. In: Sign Language. Mouton de Gruyter, New York, pp. 1075-1102.

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We survey the contribution of computational techniques to the study of sign language linguistics. At the heart of this work are adequate models of sign language production, lexical representation, and grammatical structure. Based on a suitable model it is possible to generate effective animations of sign language performance using 3D virtual characters. Developing work to provide substantial corpora for a number of national sign languages is providing annotated databases to support both synthesis and sign language recognition. We also survey machine translation techniques for generating sign language from spoken text. (This chapter is the primary contribution on computational techniques in the Handbook on Sign Linguistics which forms part of the prestigious Mouton Linguistics Handbook series and will be a primary reference for sign language linguists.)

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Computer Graphics (former - to 2018)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Interactive Graphics and Audio
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 14:51

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