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French Sign Language Processing: Verb Agreement

  • Loïc Kervajan
  • Emilie Guimier De Neef
  • Jean Véronis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3881)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an approach for the representation of the relationship between verbs and actors in French Sign Language. This proposal comes from the results of an experiment conducted in the France Télécom R&D’s Natural Language laboratory using TiLT (Linguistic Treatment of Texts), an automatic syntactic analyser and generator. The aim of this approach is to develop a model that will be used to animate an avatar through a previous computational linguistics treatment, respecting French Sign Language as a proper human language.

Keywords

French Sign Language verb typology morphology nominal classes agreement computational sciences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loïc Kervajan
    • 1
  • Emilie Guimier De Neef
    • 2
  • Jean Véronis
    • 1
  1. 1.DELIC teamProvence UniversityAix-en-ProvenceFrance
  2. 2.France Télécom R&D/TECH/EASY/LNLannionFrance

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