ISOcat Data Categories for Signed Language Resources

  • Onno Crasborn
  • Menzo Windhouwer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7206)


As the creation of signed language resources is gaining speed world-wide, the need for standards in this field becomes more acute. This paper discusses the state of the field of signed language resources, their metadata descriptions, and annotations that are typically made. It then describes the role that ISOcat may play in this process and how it can stimulate standardisation without imposing standards. Finally, it makes some initial proposals for the thematic domain ‘sign language’ that was introduced in 2011.


signed language resources metadata data categories standardization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Onno Crasborn
    • 1
  • Menzo Windhouwer
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Language StudiesRadboud University NijmegenNetherlands
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for PsycholinguisticsNijmegenNetherlands

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