Second International Workshop on
Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology



23 October 2011,

University of Dundee, UK (in conjunction with ASSETS 2011, 24-26 October 2011)





John Glauert

Thomas Hanke

Michael Kipp

Alexis Heloir

Matt Huenerfauth



For each talk we scheduled 30 minutes total. Please limit your talk to 20 minutes max. so that we can have enough time for discussion and switchover to the next talk.


9:00 - Welcome


9:20 - SignQUOTE: A Remote Testing Facility for Eliciting Signed Qualitative Feedback, Jerry Schnepp, Rosalee Wolfe, Brent Shiver, John McDonald and Jorge Toro


09:50 - Using Timing Information to Improve Avatars' Performance, Thomas Hanke, Silke Matthes, Anja Regen, Jakob Storz, Satu Worseck, Ralph Elliott, John Glauert and Richard Kennaway


10:20 - Signing Avatars: a Feasibility Study, Alexis Heloir and Michael Kipp



10:50 - coffee break



11:10 - Developing a Linguistically Motivated Avatar for Irish Sign Language Visualisation, Irene Murtagh


11:40 - Adding Sign Language Animation to the ECHOES Multimodal Technology Enhanced Learning Environment, Elaine Farrow and Oliver Lemon


12:10 - Synthesizing American Sign Language Spatially Inflected Verbs from Motion-Capture Data, Pengfei Lu and Matt Huenerfauth



12:40 - poster session and lunch



14:40 - Search-By-Example in Multilingual Sign Language Databases, Ralph Elliott, Helen Cooper, John Glauert, Richard Bowden and Fran¨ois Lefebvre-Albaret


15:10 - Text-sign parallel corpus study to start designing an automatic translation system, Michael Filhol, Line Patris and Pierre Guitteny


15:40 - Extending the SiGML Notation - a Progress Report, John Glauert and Ralph Elliott


16:10  - Text Parsing for Sign Language Generation with Combinatory Categorial Grammar, Jin-Woo Chung and Jong C. Park



16:40 - break



17:00 - discussion time