Fw: SignWriting->HamNoSys

Cherie Wren cwterp at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jun 15 16:53:30 UTC 2012

For those of you replying to this topic, I am not involved in it; I will forward your responses to the sign language linguists list.

> From: Honza <honza at RUCE.CZ>
>Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 3:37 AM
>Subject: Re: Fw: SignWriting->HamNoSys
>Hello Cherie,
>yes on this I work few years with my colegues.
>On this topic cooperate my Masaryk University in Brno and University
>of West Bohemia in Plzeň (both Czech Republic).
>We are trying to make script that will be capable to convert
>SignWriting to HamNoSys and also HamNoSys to SignWriting.
>We have already done conversion of handshapes. We only convert
>hanshapes of Czech Sign Language.
>We are already using this conversion in searching signs in our dictionary.
>Definitly I believe we can cooperate in further development, we have
>still several issues to solve.
>Honza Fikejs,
>Czech Republic
>On 15 June 2012 04:01, Cherie Wren <cwterp at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>> From: Penny Boyes Braem <boyesbraem at FZGRESEARCH.ORG>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:08 PM
>> Subject: SignWriting->HamNoSys
>> I and my colleague from the Institute for Computer Linguistics at the
>> University of Zurich, Sarah Ebling, are planning a project to develop a
>> script for the automatic conversion of SignWriting notations into HamNoSys
>> notations for Swiss German Sign Language. We, like perhaps some of you, have
>> over the years done notations in both systems and use both systems for
>> different purposes.  We would like to be able to convert some signs only
>> notated in one system to notations in the other system. We will be starting
>> with a SW->HNS conversion script.
>> To test this script, it would greatly help us to have examples of signs from
>> other sign languages notated in both SW and HNS. Would any of you be
>> interested in cooperating with us on this project and would have some
>> dual-notated signs from your sign language that you could contribute to the
>> project for script-testing purposes?  You would, of course, have access to
>> any conversion scripts that would develop from this project.
>> Thanks and greetings from us both,
>> Penny  (Penny Boyes Braem, Center for Sign Language Research, Basel)
>> and Sarah (Sarah Ebling, Institute for Computer Linguistics, University of
>> Zürich)
>> Dr. Penny Boyes Braem
>> Forschungszentrum für Gebärdensprache (FZG) Basel
>> Center for Sign Language Research, Basel
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