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Sign Language Computer-Aided Education: Exploiting GSL Resources and Technologies for Web Deaf Communication

  • Stavroula-Evita Fotinea
  • Eleni Efthimiou
  • Athanasia-Lida Dimou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

The paper discusses the potential of exploitation of sign language (SL) monolingual or multilingual resources in combination with lately developed Web technologies in order to answer the need for creation of SL educational content. The reported use case comprises tools and methodologies for creating educational content for the teaching of Greek Sign Language (GSL), by exploiting resources, originally created and annotated in order to support sign recognition and sign synthesis technologies in the framework of the FP7 DICTA-SIGN project, along with a Wiki-like environment that makes possible creation, modification and presentation of SL content.

Keywords

Sign language resources sign language technologies processing of sign language data sign language educational content Deaf communication HCI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavroula-Evita Fotinea
    • 1
  • Eleni Efthimiou
    • 1
  • Athanasia-Lida Dimou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / R.C. “Athena”MaroussiGreece

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