Introduction of the newbie
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu May 6 16:29:20 UTC 2010
May 6, 2010
Very happy to meet you, and thank you for this introduction. It does help to know about the details of your project, which sounds like a very useful one...Thank you for the effort you are making to improve video annotation using SignWriting, and it will be great if you keep us informed and send us your links when the time comes.
One piece of trivia for you...
The name "SignWriting" is the name of our writing system (with an ing at the end), but the name "SignWriter" with an "er" at the end, is the name of different computer programs that use SignWriting...for example:
SignWriter Apple //e and //c
and the new SignWriterStudio
are all computer programs...
But the actual writing system has the "ing" at the end: SignWriting...
So this will help your project, with you use the name "SignWriting"...
very small trivia I realize!!
And as i am sure you know, we also have other software called "SignPuddle" which has a very unique name which is helpful!
And did you know about Steve Slevinski's SignWriting MediaWiki Plugin? Steve, the developer of SignPuddle, is working on the SignWriting Image Server, Binary SignWriting, and the ISWA HTML Reference Guide, plus a new program that is still under development: the SignWriting Media Wiki Plugin...You probably already know this, however...but if not, here are some links to visit on the web:
International SignWriting Alphabet 2010
HTML Reference Guide
Binary SignWriting 2010
HTML Reference Guide
SignWriting Image Server 2010
Open Font and Rendering Software
More information on wikis and SignWriting:
And did you know that there are others programming using SignWriting in South Africa? There is an Avatar project that we have been testing on the List, programmed using SignWriting, from South Africa...perhaps you know about the other work being done in South Africa with SignWriting? I can put you in touch with each other if you would like...
On May 6, 2010, at 8:28 AM, 2127721 wrote:
> My name Jameel, i'm from South Africa and i'm at the University of the Western Cape. We have a SASL research group are involved in translation systems for Sign Language. My research looks at the data capturing of video and using a Sign Language notation for the annotation of video content. I would like to build a Video Annotation System embeded inside a Wiki. I've had a look at different Sign Language notation systems for representing Sign Language namely Hamnosys and Stokoe, but i found that Sign Writer was better suited to the type of system that I wish to implement. I'm currently fixing the some bugs, but when i deploy the system I'll post the link to the server.
> I've had a look at Elan, SignStream and Anvil.
> Sign Writer is so easy to understand, i'm glad i came across this notation system. :)
> Kindest regards
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> May 5, 2010
>> On May 5, 2010, at 11:54 PM, 2127721 wrote:
>>> I'm researching an alternative to the current video annotation tools that do exist, using SSW for annotation.
>>> I would like to ask the users of the mailinglist to complete the assessment, its only a few questions.
>>> You can view the published form here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG5paFd4bHJZdkNWX2pZb21kc1BLdFE6MQ
>>> Kindest regards
>> Hello Jadam!
>> Thank you for this message and survey. It would be great to have an alternative to the current video annotation tools, using SignWriting...smile...and I am interested in your research on this topic...so keep us informed...
>> And I will be happy to fill out the survey...I hope others will too...
>> I actually am new to this issue...What are the existing video annotation tools that do not use SignWriting at the moment? Are you referring to Elan and SignStream?
>> I have used iMovie and Final Cut Express on the Mac for video editing...and that is all...so I am limited in my experience ;-)
>> I looked at the survey and I do not know how to answer the questions, since I have never used a video annotation system for sign language before...Does anyone here on the SignWriting List have experience with video annotating systems?
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