Paper: A Multi-Path Architecture For Machine Translation Of English Text Into American Sign Language Animation

ACL ID N04-2005
Title A Multi-Path Architecture For Machine Translation Of English Text Into American Sign Language Animation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Student Session
Year 2004
Authors

The translation of English text into American Sign Language (ASL) animation tests the limits of traditional MT architectural designs. A new semantic representation is proposed that uses virtual reality 3D scene modeling software to produce spatially complex ASL phenomena called “classifier predicates.” The model acts as an interlingua within a new multi-pathway MT architecture design that also incorporates transfer and direct approaches into a single system.