An overview of European sign languages

by Elena Jahn

Our sister project EASIER has published an overview of existing datasets of European sign languages. The document describes 26 corpora and 41 lexical resources, as well as 26 commonly used data collection tasks. The DGS corpus and its type list are also represented, of course!

The document can be found here:

Each entry includes a brief description of the resource as well as a table containing key facts, such as languages represented, size of collection, demographics of participants, type of linguistic information, and information on access and licensing terms.

An impressive amount of data and a good overview for researchers!


EASIER is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to design, develop, and validate a complete multilingual machine translation system that will act as a framework for barrier-free communication among deaf and hearing individuals, as well as provide a platform to support sign language content creation.

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