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The Corpus of Finnish Sign Language (2020)


Salonen, Juhana; Kronqvist, Antti; Jantunen, Tommi (2020). The Corpus of Finnish Sign Language. In Efthimiou, Eleni; Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita; Hanke, Thomas; Hochgesang, Julie A.; Kristoffersen, Jette; Mesch, Johanna (Eds.) 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages : Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives (LREC 2020). Paris: European Language Resources Distribution Agency, 197-202. https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/media/proceedings/Workshops/Books/SIGN2020book.pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Salonen, Juhana; Kronqvist, Antti; Jantunen, Tommi

Parent publication: 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages : Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives (LREC 2020)

Parent publication editors: Efthimiou, Eleni; Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita; Hanke, Thomas; Hochgesang, Julie A.; Kristoffersen, Jette; Mesch, Johanna

Place and date of conference: Marseille, France, 16.5.2020

ISBN: 979-10-95546-54-2

Publication year: 2020

Article number: 197-202

Number of pages in the book: 239

Publisher: European Language Resources Distribution Agency

Place of Publication: Paris

Publication country: France

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/media/proceedings/Workshops/Books/SIGN2020book.pdf

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/69325


Abstract

This paper presents the Corpus of Finnish Sign Language(Corpus FinSL), a structured and annotated collection of Finnish Sign Language (FinSL) videos published in May 2019 in FIN-CLARIN's Language Bank of Finland. The corpus is divided into two subcorpora, one of which comprises elicited narratives and the other conversations. All of the FinSL material has been annotated using ELAN and the lexical database Finnish Signbank. Basic annotation includes ID-glosses and translations into Finnish. The anonymized metadata of Corpus FinSL has been organized in accordance with the IMDI standard. Altogether, Corpus FinSL contains nearly 15 hours of video material from 21 FinSL users. Corpus FinSL has already been exploited in FinSL research and teaching, and itis predicted that in the future it will have a significant positive impact on these fields as well as on the status of the sign language community in Finland.


Keywords: Finnish Sign Language; corpora

Free keywords: corpus of Finnish sign language; language bank of Finland; Finnish signbank; annotation; metadata; research; teaching


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020


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