Valerie Sutton 0000001342802f5f-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU
Sat Nov 27 16:39:42 UTC 2021

SignWriting List
November 27, 2021

Hello Jonathan, Amit and everyone -

There was a presentation in the SignWriting Symposium 2014, on a new idea called “OGR”:

Presentation 33 by Fabrizio Borgia and Maria De Marsico


> On Nov 27, 2021, at 8:14 AM, Jonathan Duncan <00000002a18e4451-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU> wrote:
> Hi Amit,
>     That great that you have developed and OCR tool for Signwriting images to FSW.  Have you tried it at all with hand writing?  There was a project a few years back that they had managed to recognize various symbols but I don't believe it was ever finished .  OCR recognition would be another fast way to input signs if it could work properly.  Do you have an easy way for feeding the OCR training data?
> Jonathan


> On 11/27/2021 9:47 AM, Amit Moryossef wrote:
>> Happy holidays :)
>> I have work that uses FSW or SWU, it’s very easy to convert thanks to Steve.
>> The data in Sign2MINT is PNG, but I have developed an OCR tool today to convert PNG back to FSW so I can use their data.
>> I have a feeling (and some inside knowledge I’ll share at a later time) that you are right about 2022 😊


> On Nov 24, 2021, at 4:03 AM, Uta Meißner <uta.hielscher at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Hello dear Amit,
> I am glad that you came across our website and would like to use the data elsewhere. 
> I know your project. 
> You are right, it is much better to work with Unicode instead of SymbolIds. There are many reasons for that, yes.
> And that's why our goal is also to move to Unicode (SWU). I can't say when that will be, but we plan to start shortly. 
> I will write here when the conversion is done and 
> sign2mint.de
>  contains SWU. 
> Kind regards
> Uta
> ________

> Amit Moryossef <amitmoryossef at gmail.com> schrieb am Mi., 24. Nov. 2021, 11:02:
> Welcome, Uta!
> It's great to see the sign2mint project expanding :)
> Back in July, I wrote a dataset loader for sign2mint.
> Unfortunately, one thing I noticed, is that the way you store(/show) SignWriting on your website is in image form, including symbol IDs, but not actually including SignWriting in FSW or SWU forms.
> I think including SignWriting in those formats will make it more usable (copy/paste functionality, search, etc)
> For now, I am referencing your Gebärdenschrift as images, but hoping you will add textual forms in the future.
> Amit



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