The Architecture of an English-Text-to-Sign-Languages Translation System

Éva Sáfár, Ian Marshall

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We present an overview of the overall architecture of the language-processing component of an English-Text to Sign-Languages translation system. Initially relevant aspects of sign languages and the influence these have on the design decisions in the translation system are described. Focusing on the analysis stage, we then present the syntactic, semantic and discourse oriented natural language processing (NLP) techniques, that are implemented to generate the DRS-based semantic representation from English text. We also give an account on the pronoun resolution algorithm, which is tightly coupled with the DRS creation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001
EventRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP) - Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria
Duration: 5 Sep 20017 Sep 2001


ConferenceRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP)
CityTzigov Chark

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