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Title:
Universal Dependencies for Swedish Sign Language
Author:
Robert Östling: Mats Wire´n Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden Carl Börstell: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden Moa Gaärdenfors: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden Mats Wirén: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden
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2017
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Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Issue:
131
Article no.:
043
Pages:
303-308
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6
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Abstract and Fulltext
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2017-05-08
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978-91-7685-601-7
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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NEALT Proceedings Series
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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We describe the first effort to annotate a signed language with syntactic dependency structure: the Swedish Sign Language portion of the Universal Dependencies treebanks. The visual modality presents some unique challenges in analysis and annotation, such as the possibility of both hands articulating separate signs simultaneously, which has implications for the concept of projectivity in dependency grammars. Our data is sourced from the Swedish Sign Language Corpus, and if used in conjunction these resources contain very richly annotated data: dependency structure and parts of speech, video recordings, signer metadata, and since the whole material is also translated into Swedish the corpus is also a parallel text.

Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Robert Östling, Carl Börstell, Moa Gaärdenfors, Mats Wirén
Title:
Universal Dependencies for Swedish Sign Language
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Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Robert Östling, Carl Börstell, Moa Gaärdenfors, Mats Wirén
Title:
Universal Dependencies for Swedish Sign Language
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