Italian Sign Language or LIS (Lingua dei Segni Italiana) is the visual language employed by deaf people in Italy. Deep analysis of it began in the 1980s, along the lines of William Stokoe‘s research on American Sign Language in the 1960s. Until recently, most of the studies about Italian Sign Language have dealt with its phonology and vocabulary. According to the European Union for the Deaf, the majority of the 60,000–90,000 Deaf use LIS.
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Activity within the Rai-LIS Project
AN AVATAR FOR ITALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Rai realized four virtual LIS interpreters, developed by adopting the latest computer graphics technologies and the use of innovative platforms.
This research activity will allows RAI to manage the entire process of generating new contents in LIS for future services for deaf people.
Italian sign language
A set of virtual characters, owned Rai, is currently under construction. These virtual characters are developed by adopting the latest technologies in computer graphics and landing on innovative use of platforms for the end customer.
This activity allows us to internally manage the entire new content in LIS oriented to service new scenarios generation pipeline for deaf people.
ATLAS is a research project, co-funded by the Region of Piedmont, which allowed to build a platform for the transposition of a text in Italian Sign Language in the animation of a Virtual Actor made in 3D computer graphics. The ATLAS technology therefore provides support for language translation of the signs of audiovisual content, teletext, subtitles, and Internet pages, allowing you to convey the translated content to mobile terminals, digital televisions and web platforms.