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Workshop: Significance and Structure of Sign Language

Workshop: Significance and Structure of Sign Language

The Cyprus University of Technology organized a workshop of the project “aRTIFICIAL iNTELLIGENCE for the Deaf” entitled “aiD” funded by the European Commission and the Research Executive Agency (REA).

The Workshop was held on Friday 30-01-2020, 10:00 -14: 00 at the Cyprus University of Technology, 33 Saripolou St (5th floor), Limassol, Cyprus.

The aim of the project is to develop multi-media and high-precision deep learning models for interactive communication with deaf and hard of hearing people and educational material for the implementation of educational programs as well as to improve the language and communication skills of the deaf and hard of hearing students.

The purpose of the Workshop was informative and educational. The aim was to present the theoretical framework for the importance and structure of Sign Language for the development of aiD applications and educational material for the implementation of educational programs as well as to improve the language and communication skills of the deaf and hard of hearing students.

The character of the Workshop is informative and educational. The aim was to present the theoretical framework for the importance and structure of Sign Language for the development of aiD applications.

The two presenters of the Workshop were Dr. Vassilios Kourbetis and the PhD candidate Spyridoula Karipi, both seconded to CUT from the Hellenic Federation of the Deaf. The Workshop was attended by members of the Cyprus University of Technology and were informed on the Significance and Structure of Sign Language in relation to the development of the “aiD” Project deliverables.

All participants agreed that the Workshop should be repeated with the participation of all partners and in the context of a transnational meeting so that everyone is aware of the importance and structure of Sign Language for the development of aiD applications. The presenters pledged to repeat it in Athens after the end of the first phase of their secondment and cooperation with the Cyprus University of Technology.