The Sign Language Dataset Compendium

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The Digitales Wörterbuch DGS (DW-DGS) is a corpus-based dictionary of German Sign Language/German. The dictionary is built by the DGS Corpus project at the Institute of German Sign Language (IDGS), Universität Hamburg. Its content is primarily based on the DGS Corpus, but also uses information collected through the online survey DGS-Feedback (Wähl et al., 2018) and the elicitation tool SignHunter (Hanke et al., 2020).

At the time of writing creation of the dictionary was still ongoing, so only a selection of pre-release entries is shown and the layout is not yet finalised. The dictionary is regularly updated with more signs. Signs can be searched by a visual graph, IDs or animated images, German keywords or subject groups.

Languages German Sign Language, German
Size 250 entries comprising of 1348 signs
Linguistic Information ID, citation form, senses, regional distribution, related signs, similar signs, homonyms, antonyms and authentic samples, linked to the KWICkeyword in context view of transcripts in the DGS Corpus.
Licence DW-DGS License
Access Public access via browsable homepage
Institution Universität Hamburg

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This entry was last modified on 7 August 2023.