27 October 2022

Sixth internal SignON seminar

Caro Brosens (VGTC) shared some insight into describing lexicon of sign languages at our October 19, 2022 internal seminar. She explained in clear terms how sign language researchers are working on lexicography and lemmatization, the obstacles and challenges involved, and the current state of research for sign lexicography in Flanders. Caro always provided links to examples of lexicography in spoken languages, which made the presentation very understandable and relatable to all. We especially remember that mistakes and inconsistencies quickly sneak into lexical databases, and that different researchers with different datasets in different languages may each have differing lexicographical approaches as well. That is something to keep in mind for anyone taking such datasets as a basis for further research or applications. Many thanks to Caro for the insightful lecture.

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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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