We have worked on several projects creating or enhancing technologies for sign language research:
- We have developed a connection between Signbank and ELAN (to be implemented separately for each Signbank installation)
- We have developed more flexible ways of switching between different visual preferences in ELAN, allowing for the creation and selection of 'tier sets'
- We have developed new ways of using lexical data in ELAN by improving the way that External Controlled Vocabularies are displayed
- We have created a multilingual version of Signbank, the open-source lexical database for sign languages first designed by Trevor Johnston for Auslan. The Global Signbank stores datasets from various sign languages, and is open to hosting new datasets under certain conditions.
- We have set up an ASL Signbank for the University of Connecticut and Gallaudet University.
- With University College London, we have created a joint standard for glossing sign language videos (Digging into Signs)
Some convenient links
- The Corpus NGT
- ELAN annotation software
- Screencasts of innovations in ELAN
- The Sign Language Corpora Network (SLCN) organised four workshops in 2009 and 2010, targeted at collecting and expanding expertise on the creation of large data collections for sign language research, language documentation, etc. Presentations from the workshops are available on the site.
- Arbil metadata editor
- ECHO project
- SignPhon database
- Online manual for SignPhon