Analysis and Description of Blinking in French Sign Language for Automatic Generation

  • Annelies Braffort
  • Emilie Chételat-Pelé
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7206)


The present paper tackles blinking description within the context of automatic generation of Sign Languages (SLs). Blinking is not much taken into account into SL processing systems even though its importance is underlined in several studies. Our purpose is to improve knowledge on blinking so as to be able to generate them. We present the methodology we used for this purpose and the results we obtained. We list the main categories we have identified in our corpus, and present in more details an excerpt of our results corresponding to the most frequent category, i.e. segmentation.


Sign Language Non Manuals Gestures Blinking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annelies Braffort
    • 1
  • Emilie Chételat-Pelé
    • 2
  1. 1.LIMSI-CNRSOrsay cxFrance
  2. 2.Université de ProvenceAix en ProvenceFrance

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