The Sign Language Dataset Compendium


Data Collection Task

Subject areas

Different subject areas are presented to the signers with pictures, written subject titles or in signed instructions. Commonly used subject areas are family, home, work, hobbies, childhood, education and travel. The signers are asked to describe the topics or their personal family, work, home, etc. This task aims at collecting a solid basis of basic vocabulary additionally the Deaf culture is documented. Some projects collect discussions on this task afterwards and provide them bundled together across different tasks.

Stimulus Written phrases, pictures and/or signed instruction
Target Basic vocabulary, documentation of Deaf culture
Degree of Interaction Low – middle
Duration 5–15 min
Source See for example Nishio et al. (2010)

Task uses in corpora

Corpus CORLSE
Corpus Language Spanish Sign Language
# recordings – open access 14 (childhood), 16 (education), 15 (work)
# recordings – restricted access not available
Data available https://corpuslse.es/busqueda_asociaciones_mapa.php?pagina=1&tarea=3 (Childhood – Anéctodas de la infancia)
https://corpuslse.es/busqueda_asociaciones_mapa.php?pagina=1&tarea=2 (Education – Experiencia educativa)
https://corpuslse.es/busqueda_asociaciones_mapa.php?pagina=1&tarea=4 (Work – Trabajo y aficiones)
Corpus Corpus LSFB
Corpus Language French Belgian Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access 11 (family), 18 (education)
Data available none
Corpus Corpus of Finnish Sign Language
Corpus Languages Finnish Sign Language , Finland-Swedish Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0 (work, hobby)
# recordings – restricted access not available
Data available none
Corpus Corpus Vlaamse Gebarentaal
Corpus Language Flemish Sign Language
# recordings – open access 3 (education)
# recordings – restricted access not available (home, family, hobby)
Data available https://www.corpusvgt.be/nl/corpussearch?field_geslacht_v1_value=All&field_geslacht_v1_value_1=All&field_leeftijd_v1_value=All&field_leeftijd_v1_value_1=All&field_regio_v1_value=All&field_regio_v1_value_1=All&field_thema_tid=11 (Schooltijd)
Corpus DGS Corpus
Corpus Language German Sign Language
# recordings – open access 26 (25 subject areas)
# recordings – restricted access 349
Data available https://meine-dgs.de/formats/format13_en.html
Corpus Dicta-Sign Corpus
Corpus Language British Sign Language
# recordings – open access 8
# recordings – restricted access 8
Data available https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/dicta-sign/portal/task.html
Corpus Dicta-Sign Corpus
Corpus Language German Sign Language
# recordings – open access 7
# recordings – restricted access 7
Data available https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/dicta-sign/portal/task.html
Corpus Dicta-Sign Corpus
Corpus Language Greek Sign Language
# recordings – open access 8
# recordings – restricted access 8
Data available https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/dicta-sign/portal/task.html
Corpus Dicta-Sign Corpus
Corpus Language French Sign Language
# recordings – open access 8
# recordings – restricted access 8
Data available https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/dicta-sign/portal/task.html
Corpus Dicta-Sign-GSL-v2
Corpus Language Greek Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access 8
Data available none
Corpus Dicta-Sign-LSF-v2
Corpus Language French Sign Language
# recordings – open access 8
# recordings – restricted access 8
Data available https://hdl.handle.net/11403/dicta-sign-lsf-v2/v1
Corpus PJM Corpus
Corpus Language Polish Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access not available
Data available none
Corpus VIDI Sign Space Corpus
Corpus Language German Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access 17 (family, house)
Data available https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-AC09-5 (House), https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-AC0B-9 (Family)
Corpus VIDI Sign Space Corpus
Corpus Language Turkish Sign Language
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access 32 (house), 3 (family), 1 (room)
Data available https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0009-6FBC-6 (House — collection 1), https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-4439-6 (House — collection 2), https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-444B-5 (Room), https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0008-4432-9 (Family)
Corpus Visibase Corpus
Corpus Language Sign Language of the Netherlands
# recordings – open access 0
# recordings – restricted access not available (work)
Data available none

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This entry was last modified on 29 July 2021.