Stay tuned for all events related to the SignON project.

November 18, 2022

MIDAS Ireland

Professor Lorraine Leeson presented on the topic “Sign of the Times - Technology and Sign Languages”
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June 24, 2022


At the Seventh International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology
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June 20, 2022


At the 13th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, the SignON consortium gave three presentations.
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June 16, 2022


The 32nd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands has a special track on Language technology for Dutch Sign Language (NGT)
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June 15, 2022


At the 27th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB2022)
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June 1, 2022


At the 23rd annual meeting of the European Association for Machine Translation, the presentation
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May 26, 2022

EUD General Assembly 2022

EUD’s Project Officer Davy Van Landuyt gave a presentation about the SignON project at the General Assembly of the EUD
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May 13, 2022


Tim Van de Cruys (KU Leuven) gave an overview of the SignON project in the Network of Interdisciplinary Translation Studies in the Netherlands and Flanders.
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December 9, 2021


Frank Fowley and Anthony Ventresque gave a presentation about their publication on Sign Language Fingerspelling Recognition...
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November 26, 2021

IRAAL 2021

Dr Irene Murtagh (TU Dublin), Prof. Lorraine Leeson (TCD) and Rachel Moiselle (TCD) co-presented on the topic of “Sign Languages and Language Technology:
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November 20, 2022

VGTC’s workshop “Language police or not?”

On November 20, VGTC organised a lecture and workshop about "language police or not?". Hundreds of Flemish signers gathered for this.
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November 15, 2021

LEAD ME Winter Training Shool Madrid 2021 #LEADMEMadrid2021

LEAD ME stands for “Leading Platform for European Citizens, Industries, Academia and Policymakers in Media Accessibility”. The (online) Winter Training School was about “Media Accessibility Training: Sign Language and Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing”.
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November 15, 2021

META-Forum 2021

SignON had a booth at the project expo on the first day of META-FORUM, the international conference series on powerful and innovative Language Technologies for the multilingual information society.
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November 12, 2021

TaalStudio’s forum “Language and Technology: A Successful combination”

The workshop is part of the Translation Europe-project of the European Commission, and was about different topics such as automatic translation/interpretation and various applications of language technology.
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September 28, 2021

SignON workshop at the European Parliament

At the invitation of the non-Attached Member of the European Parliament, Ádám Kósa, the SignON project had the opportunity to organise a workshop in the European Parliament
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September 21, 2022


The SignON project was presented at an online conference: the XXXVII International Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing.
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September 6, 2021


Santiago Egea Gómez, Euan McGill and Horacio Saggion gave a presentation about their publication on Text to Sign Gloss Translation in the 14th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora
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August 20, 2021

First International Workshop on Automatic Translation for Sign and Spoken Languages (online). #AT4SSL2021

According to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) over 70 million people are deaf and communicate primarily via a sign language (SL). Currently, human interpreters are the main medium for sign-to-verbal...
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July 9, 2021

The 31st Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (online) #CLIN31

The 31st Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands (CLIN 31) is now set to be held in Ghent on Friday, July 9th 2021. A team from SignON will present a poster titled “The SignON project: a Sign Language Translation Framework”.
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June 25, 2021

CVPR 2021

At a workshop titled “ChaLearn LAP Sign Language Recognition in the Wild” at the conference for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), UGent partners presented work on sign language recognition models in the context of a machine learning challenge.
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May 16, 2021

Interparliamentary Committee of Taalunie in the Flemish Parliament

Catia Cucchiarini and Jorn Rijckaert explained the SignON Project at the Interparliamentary Committee of Taalunie in the Flemish Parliament
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About SignON

SignON is a user-centric and community-driven project that aims to facilitate the exchange of information among Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals across Europe, targeting the Irish, British, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish sign as well as the English, Irish, Dutch and Spanish spoken languages.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101017255.
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