Exploring new ways of harvesting and generating sign language resources


Sign language corpora have become important data collections for research in recent years. This workshop aims to zoom in on the potential of other types of sign language videos: on the one hand historical film and video recordings, and on the other hand present-day online videos like on YouTube. The workshop brings together people from a variety of fields:

  • sign language linguistics
  • deaf history
  • social science research on deaf communities
  • broadcasting companies
  • (digital) libraries with expertise in film/video digitisation
  • ethics of new technologies
  • legal expertise on IPR (intellectual property right) issues and licensing
  • crowd sourcing to collect data and help in collecting metadata and annotations.

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Hamburg University