SLTAT 2022: 10th Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technologies: The Junction of the Visual and the Textual


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June 24, 2022
14:00 - 16:00    Session poster - Poster Session
Analysis of Torso Movement for Signing Avatar Using Deep Learning
Shatabdi Choudhury
DePaul University
Isolated Sign Recognition using ASL Datasets with Consistent Text-based Gloss Labeling and Curriculum Learning
Konstantinos M. Dafnis1, Evgenia Chroni1, Carol Neidle2, Dimitri Metaxas3
1Rutgers University, 2Boston University, 3Rutgers Univ.
Example-based Multilinear Sign Language Generation from a Hierarchical Representation
Boris Dauriac1, Annelies Braffort2, Elise-Lemée3
1MocapLab, 2LISN, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, 3SYSTRAN
14:00 - 16:00    Fine-tuning of convolutional neural networks for the recognition of facial expressions in sign language video samples
Neha Deshpande1, Fabrizio Nunnari2, Eleftherios Avramidis2
1Technical University of Berlin, 2German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Signing Avatar Performance Evaluation within EASIER Project
Athanasia - Lida Dimou1, Vassilis Papavassiliou2, John McDonald3, Theodore Goulas4, Kyriaki Vasilaki1, Anna Vacalopoulou5, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea6, Eleni Efthimiou1, Rosalee Wolfe7
1Institute for Language and Speech Processing - ILSP/ATHENA RC, 2ILSP/Athena RC, 3DePaul University, 4Institute of Language and Speech processing, 5ILSP, 6Senior Researcher, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)/Athena RC, 7Institute for Language and Speech Processing, ATHENARC
14:00 - 16:00    Improved Facial Realism through an Enhanced Representation of Anatomical Behavior in Sign Language Avatars
Ronan Johnson
DePaul University
KoSign Sign Language Translation Project: Introducing The NIASL2021 Dataset
Mathew Huerta-Enochian1, Du Hui Lee1, Hye Jin Myung2, Kang Suk Byun2, Jun Woo Lee2
1EQ4ALL, 2Kangnam University
A Novel Approach to Managing Lower Face Complexity in Signing Avatars
John McDonald1, Ronan Johnson1, Rosalee Wolfe2
1DePaul University, 2Institute for Language and Speech Processing, ATHENARC
A Software Toolkit for Pre-processing Sign Language Video Streams
Fabrizio Nunnari
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Greek Sign Language Recognition for the SL-ReDu Learning Platform
Katerina Papadimitriou1, Gerasimos Potamianos1, Galini Sapountzaki2, Theodore Goulas3, Eleni Efthimiou4, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea5, Petros Maragos6
1Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, 2Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, 3Institute of Language and Speech processing, 4Institute for Language and Speech Processing - ILSP/ATHENA RC, 5Senior Researcher, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)/Athena RC, 6School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Mouthing Recognition with OpenPose in Sign Language
Maria Del Carmen Saenz
DePaul University
14:00 - 16:00    Skeletal Graph Self-Attention: Embedding a Skeleton Inductive Bias into Sign Language Production
Ben Saunders, Necati Cihan Camgöz, Richard Bowden
University of Surrey
Multi-track Bottom-Up Synthesis from Non-Flattened AZee Scores
Paritosh Sharma1 and Michael Filhol2
1LISN, CNRS, 2LISN, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay
First Steps Towards a Signing Avatar for Railway Travel Announcements in the Netherlands
Britt Van Gemert1, Richard Cokart2, Lyke Esselink3, Maartje De Meulder4, Nienke Sijm4, Floris Roelofsen5
1Radboud University, SignLab Amsterdam, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, 2Nederlands Gebarencentrum, 3Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam, SignLab Amsterdam, 4Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, 5University of Amsterdam, SignLab Amsterdam
Changing the Representation: Examining Language Representation for Neural Sign Language Production
Harry Walsh1, Ben Saunders2, Richard Bowden2
1University of Surrey, 2CVSSP
Supporting Mouthing in Signed Languages: New innovations and a proposal for future corpus building
Rosalee Wolfe1, John McDonald2, Ronan Johnson2, Ben Sturr2, Syd Klinghoffer2, Anthony Bonzani2, Andrew Alexander2, Nicole Barnekow2
1Institute for Language and Speech Processing, ATHENARC, 2DePaul University
16:00 - 16:30    Break
16:30 - 18:00    Session stage - On stage presentation
16:30 - 16:35    Short remarks
SLTAT Organizing committee
16:35 - 17:00    Signing Avatars in a New Dimension: Challenges and Opportunities in Virtual Reality
Lorna Quandt, Jason Lamberton, Carly Leannah, Athena Willis, Melissa Malzkuhn
Gallaudet University
17:00 - 17:30    Synthesis for the Kinematic Control of Identity in Sign Language
Félix Bigand, Elise Prigent, Annelies Braffort
Université Paris Saclay, CNRS, LISN
17:30 - 18:00    Improving Signer Independent Sign Language Recognition for Low Resource Languages
Ruth Holmes1, Ellen Rushe1, FRANK FOWLEY2, Anthony Ventresque1
1University College Dublin, 2UCD