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Department of Computational Linguistics

Language Technology for Accessibility

One research focus of the Department of Computational Linguistics is on the contribution of language technology to accessibility for persons with disabilities and special educational needs. This group is headed by Dr. Sarah Ebling.

A brief overview of some research foci and challenges in this field can be found here, presented by Dr. Ebling.

Datasets & Resources

A complete list of publicly available datasets and resources developed by members of the research group can be found here

Current Projects

  • IICT: Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (Innosuisse Flagship, 2022-2026) more
  • EASIER: Intelligent Automatic Sign Language Translation (EU H2020 ICT-57, 2021-2023)more
  • SMILE-II: Scalable Multimodal Sign Language Technology for Sign Language Learning and Assessment II (SNF Sinergia, 2021-2024) more

Completed Projects

  • capito automatisiert: Automatic text simplification for German (Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, 2020-2022) more
  • Trainslate: Machine translation into sign language (2011–2016) more
  • "Machine Translation and Animation Assessment for Swiss German Sign Language" (2015) more


ZORA Publication List

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