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Title A platform-independent user-friendly dictionary from Italian to LIS
Authors Umar Shoaib, Nadeem Ahmad, Paolo Prinetto and Gabriele Tiotto
Abstract The Lack of written representation for Italian Sign Language (LIS) makes it difficult to do perform tasks like looking up a new word in a dictionary. Most of the paper dictionaries show LIS signs in drawings or pictures. It's not a simple proposition to understand the meaning of sign from paper dictionaries unless one already knows the meanings. This paper presents the LIS dictionary which provides the facility to translate Italian text into sign language. LIS signs are shown as video animations performed by a virtual character. The LIS dictionary provides the integration with MultiWordNet database. The integration with MultiWordNet allows a rich extension with the meanings and senses of the words existing in MultiWordNet. The dictionary allows users to acquire information about lemmas, synonyms and synsets in the Sign Language (SL). The application is platform independent and can be used on any operating system. The results of input lemmas are displayed in groups of grammatical categories.
Topics Sign Language Recognition/Generation, Lexicon, lexical database, Language modelling
Full paper A platform-independent user-friendly dictionary from Italian to LIS
Bibtex @InProceedings{SHOAIB12.907,
  author = {Umar Shoaib and Nadeem Ahmad and Paolo Prinetto and Gabriele Tiotto},
  title = {A platform-independent user-friendly dictionary from Italian to LIS},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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