Sign language annotation

Currently, annotating sign language generally consists of defining the set of annotation tracks for several or the entirety of articulators used in SL (chest, shoulders, arms, hands, head, look, cheeks, eyebrows, mouth) segmenting into temporal segments the production of units identifying the units by using categories that depend on the selected approach (annotation of form … Read more

Speech turn

Two meanings are accepted. In the first meaning, the speaking turn designates a span of text (recording) where a speaker keeps speaking without major interruption. In this sense, the speaking turns can overlap and a simple “”mh”” constitute a speaking turn. In socio-linguistic terms, speaking turns refer to speaking which implies a change of speaking … Read more


Common frame of reference defined by a specialized organization, promoting the interoperability of resources. In terms of nomenclature and controlled vocabulary, the TEI consortium and the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) fulfill this function. In terms of metadata to document digital linguistic resources, the European CLARIN consortium is working to define a more flexible modular … Read more