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Above: Oliver Streiter & Chiara Vettori
Below: Oliver stands close to their poster.

Sign Processing Workshop
Lisbon, May 30, 2004



From Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) to Sign Language Processing: the design of e-LIS, an Electronic Bilingual Dictionary of Italian Sign Language & Italian

by Chiara Vettori,
Oliver Streiter, Judith Knapp


Abstract

This paper presents the design of e-LIS (Electronic Bilingual Dictionary of Italian Sign Language (LIS) and Italian), an ongoing research project at the European Academy of Bolzano. We will argue that an electronic sign language dictionary has to fulfil the function of a reference dictionary as well as the function of a learner’s dictionary. We therefore provide an analysis of CALL approaches and technologies, taking as example the CALL systems ELDIT and GYMN@ZILLA developed at the European Academy of Bolzano too. We will show in how far these approaches or techniques can be ported to create an electronic dictionary of sign languages, for which system components new solutions have to be found and whether specific modules for the processing of sign languages have to be integrated.

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SignWriting in Italy

Language and Law,
EURAC
European Academy
of Bolzano,
Bolzano, ITALY

Chiara Vettori
cvettori@eurac.edu

Oliver Streiter
ostreiter@eurac.edu


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