The Dicta-Sign Wiki: Enabling Web Communication for the Deaf

  • Eleni Efthimiou
  • Stavroula-Evita Fotinea
  • Thomas Hanke
  • John Glauert
  • Richard Bowden
  • Annelies Braffort
  • Christophe Collet
  • Petros Maragos
  • François Lefebvre-Albaret
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

The paper provides a report on the user-centred showcase prototypes of the DICTA-SIGN project (http://www.dictasign.eu/), an FP7-ICT project which ended in January 2012. DICTA-SIGN researched ways to enable communication between Deaf individuals through the development of human-computer interfaces (HCI) for Deaf users, by means of Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the Sign-Wiki prototype that demonstrates the potential of sign languages to participate in contemporary Web 2.0 applications where user contributions are editable by an entire community and sign language users can benefit from collaborative editing facilities.

Keywords

Sign language technologies sign-Wiki multilingual sign language resources Deaf communication Deaf user-centred HCI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleni Efthimiou
    • 1
  • Stavroula-Evita Fotinea
    • 1
  • Thomas Hanke
    • 2
  • John Glauert
    • 3
  • Richard Bowden
    • 4
  • Annelies Braffort
    • 5
  • Christophe Collet
    • 6
  • Petros Maragos
    • 7
  • François Lefebvre-Albaret
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute for Language and Speech Processing/ATHENA RCAthensGreece
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHambourgGermany
  3. 3.University of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.University of SurreySurreyUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.LIMSI/CNRSOrseyFrance
  6. 6.Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  7. 7.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  8. 8.WebSourdToulouseFrance

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