The SIGN-HUB project is articulated into the following Work Packages (WPs):
Lead partner: Prof. Josep Quer, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
The objectives of this work package are the scientific and administrative coordination of the SIGN-HUB project.
Lead partners: Dr. Meltem Kelepir, Bogaziçi Universitesi (Turkey) and Prof. Carlo Cecchetto, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
The main objectives of this WP are (i) to contribute to the preservation of the cultural and linguistic heritage of Deaf sign language users (Tasks 2.1 and 2.4), (ii) to chart structural differences and similarities across a number of (European) sign languages (Tasks 2.1 and 2.2), (iii) to develop instruments for the assessment of linguistic abilities in diverse populations of sign language users (Task 2.3) and (iv) to document diachronic change in European sign languages (Task 2.4). The WP is articulated into four tasks briefly described below.
Lead partner: Prof. Paolo Prinetto, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica - CINI (Italy)
The fundamental objective of this WP is developing the digital infrastructures that will host the contents to be produced by WP2 and WP4. Specifically, i) A platform hosting multimedia contents, the grammars of sign languages and the language assessment tools will be created; ii) Customized interfaces will be implemented so that various types of final users may have full access to the contents; iii) A reliable system to stream sign language video contents both on standard and portable devices will be implemented. The final product of this WP will be an open platform with customized interfaces. Contributions will be evaluated, challenged and tested in an interdisciplinary fashion in a lean and agile approach, created and practiced within CINI.
Lead partner: Dr. Chiara Branchini and Prof. Anna Cardinaletti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Italy)
WP4 will promote public disclosure of results and actions to make the contents implemented in the digital platform highly visible within the scientific community and among stakeholders (Deaf signers, sign language interpreters, professionals working with Deaf signers). It will also organize outreach events for the general populations, so that products of Deaf culture and history of Deaf communities become available to a more general audience.