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Assistive translation technology for deaf people: translating into and animating Irish sign language

Morrissey, Sara (2008) Assistive translation technology for deaf people: translating into and animating Irish sign language. In: ICCHP 2008 - 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 9-11 July 2008, Linz, Austria.

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Abstract

Machine Translation (MT) for sign languages (SLs) can facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people by translating information into the native and preferred language of the individuals. In this paper, we discuss automatic translation from English to Irish SL (ISL) in the domain of airport information. We describe our data collection processes and the architecture of the MaTrEx system used for our translation work. This is followed by an outline of the additional animation phase that transforms the translated output into animated ISL. Through a set of experiments, evaluated both automatically and manually, we show that MT has the potential to assist Deaf people by providing information in their first language.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:sign language;
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Official URL:http://www.icchp.org/node/193
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15199
Deposited On:16 Feb 2010 16:37 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 16 Feb 2010 16:37

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