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SW-L  March 2012

SW-L March 2012

Subject:

Re: machine translation and SignWriting

From:

MARIA GALEA <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:07:16 +0100

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Thank you so much Steve,
This is very interesting! If I write something small about this, I will
give reference to you.
Maria

> Hi Maria,
>
> Their object to SignWriting seems to be that people 1) computers can't
> animate it and 2) most people don't read it.
>
>     /In terms of its suitability as a candidate for use in an [Example
>     Base Machine Translation] system, SignWriting lacks the explicit
>     linguistic detail necessary for the generation of signs using an
>     avatar. /
>
>
> This is false.  You can check out the VSign project from 2004:
> http://vsigns.iti.gr:8080/VSigns/index.html
>
> The 2-dimensional nature of SignWriting is easy for a human to
> understand,