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Intelligent Automatic Sign Language Translation

Objective

EASIER aims to create a framework for barrier-free communication among deaf and hearing citizens across the European Union by enabling users of European Sign Languages to use their preferred language to interact with hearing individuals, via incorporation of state-of-the-art new machine translation technology that is capable of dealing with a wide range of languages and communication scenarios. To this end, it exploits a robust data-driven sign language (video) recognition engine and utilizes a signing avatar engine that not only produces signing that is easy to comprehend by the deaf community but also integrates information on affective expressions and coherent prosody.
The envisaged ecosystem will incorporate a robust translation service surrounded by numerous tools and services which will support equal participation of deaf individuals to the whole range of everyday-life activities within an inclusive community, and also accelerate the incorporation of less-resourced sign languages into sign language technologies, while it leverages the sign language content creation industry. The deaf community is heavily involved in all project processes, while deaf researchers are among the staff members of all sign language expert partners.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MARTEL GMBH
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 311 125

Participants (13)

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 359 062,50
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 368 750
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 375
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 503 918,75
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 532 500
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 475
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
AUDEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 962,50
Address
Landsberger Strasse 46 D
82205 Gilching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUROMEDIA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 250
Address
Schaafenstrasse 25
50676 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWISS TXT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 420 968,75
Address
Alexander Schoni Strasse 40
2501 Biel Bienne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN UNION OF THE DEAF AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 267 812,50
Address
Wetstraat 26 15
1040 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERPRETIS
France
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
2 Rue Saint Jean
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 891,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments