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Sun Jan 12 2014

Calls: Sign Language, Lang Documentation, Text/Corpus Ling, Lexicography/Iceland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jan-2014
From: Julie Hochgesang <julie.hochgesanggallaudet.edu>
Subject: 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel
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Full Title: 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel

Date: 31-May-2014 - 31-May-2014
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact Person: Thomas Hanke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec2014/cfp.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Sign Language

Call Deadline: 06-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel

Non-manual features like facial expressions, mouth actions, head and body movements have all received extensive attention in the linguistic literature.

Recent technological developments allow sign language researchers to create relatively large video corpora of sign language use that were unimaginable ten years ago. Several national projects are currently underway, and more are planned. However, most corpus enterprises concentrate on annotation of the manual channels. This workshop aims to share experiences from current and past efforts. What are the problems that were encountered and the solutions created for recording, transcribing, annotating, and analyzing non-manual features? What are the linguistic decisions taken? The special focus of this workshop is on the coding of these non-manual aspects of signing as well as on tools related to this topic.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for a full day workshop on those aspects of sign language resources that go beyond the manual channels, to take place following the 2014 LREC conference on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

We invite abstracts for 20-minutes papers or posters (with or without demonstrations) on the following topics:

- Best practices for coding non-manual aspects of signing
- Proposals for standards for linguistic annotation of non-manuals
- Experiences from linguistic research using corpus data on non-manuals
- Non-manuals in translation studies sign language eLearning
- Advances in avatar technology for non-manuals
- Automatic annotation and recognition of non-manuals

Papers of both oral/signed presentations and posters (4-8 pages) of this workshop will be published as workshop proceedings published on the conference website.

Please submit your abstract through the LREC START system not later than February 6.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc.

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