Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: corpora and sign language technologies

Autor/a: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC)
Año: 2010
Editorial: Malta: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2010
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Sistemas de transcripción de las Lenguas de Signos, Lingüística » Corpus signados


This collection of papers stems from the Fourth Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages, held in May 2010 as a satellite to the Language Resources and  Evaluation Conference in Valletta, Malta. While there has been occasional attention for sign languages at the main LREC conference, the main focus there is on spoken languages in their written and spoken forms. This series of workshops, however, offers a forum for researchers focussing on sign languages. For the second time, the workshop had sign language corpora as its main topic. With more time than in 2008, however, it was possible to include different views on corpora: The more linguistic aspects of collecting, annotating and analysing corpus data on the one hand, and sign language technologies, including vision and avatar technology, making use of sign language corpora or assisting the linguistic processing of corpora. The papers at this workshop clearly identify the potentials of even closer cooperation between sign linguists and sign language engineers, and we think it is events like this that contribute a lot to a better understanding between researchers with completely different background.