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Defining meaningful units. Challenges in sign segmentation and segment-meaning mapping

Book Contribution - Book Chapter Conference Contribution

This paper addresses the tasks of sign segmentation and segment-meaning mapping in the context of sign language (SL) recognition. It aims to give an overview of the linguistic properties of SL, such as coarticulation and simultaneity, which make these tasks complex. A better understanding of SL structure is the necessary ground for the design and development of SL recognition and segmentation methodologies, which are fundamental for machine translation of these languages. Based on this preliminary exploration, a proposal for mapping segments to meaning in the form of an agglomerate of lexical and non-lexical information is introduced.
Book: https://aclanthology.org/volumes/2021.mtsummit-at4ssl/
Pages: 98 - 103
Publication year:2021