Using a Signing Avatar as a Sign Language Research Tool

  • Delroy Nelson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5398)


The first section of this paper introduces the Hamnosys/Visicast signing avatar, which has been designed to produce individual signs and sentences in a number of different sign languages. The operating systems which underlie the avatar are described in detail. The second part of the paper describes a research project which aims to use the avatar’s properties to develop a toolkit for sign language research.


avatar sign language SiGML HamNoSys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Delroy Nelson
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  1. 1.Deafness Cognition and Language Research CentreUCLLondonUK

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