Swedish Sign Language Corpus

SND-ID: EXT 0409

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johanna Mesch - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Lars Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Anna-Lena Nilsson - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Brita Bergman - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Description

The Swedish Sign Language Corpus includes recordings and documentation of sign language texts, produced by Swedish Sign Language signers.

The corpus material is freely available via the web-based corpus tool STS corpus, for use in teaching, research, and sign language lexicography. By logging in, additional material and files are available.
Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Stockholm University

Funding

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation rorId
  • Funding agency's reference number: In2008-0276-1-IK
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Sampling procedure

During 2009-2011, recordings of 42 informants aged between 20 and 82 from different regions in Sweden were made. The recordings consist of a number of free conversations and storytelling, as well as retellings of “Frog, where are you?” and “The Snow Man”, some comic strips and comedies.

Time period(s) investigated

2009-01-01–ongoing

Language resources

Resource type

Corpus

Foreseen use

NLP application

Video corpus

  • Linguality

    Bilingual
  • Language

    • (swl)

  • Modality

    Sign Language
  • Size

    Hours: 24

  • Annotation

    • Other

      Manual annotation

      Annotated elements: Other

  • Naturality

    Natural
  • Conversational type

    Dialogue
  • Subtitles or captions

    Subtitles
  • Description of video content

    Samtal, berättelser, eliciterade berättelser
  • Recording environment

    Studio
  • Recording software

    Tre studiokameror av hög kvalitet och två bevakningskameror på taket
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Humanities and the Arts, Languages and Literature (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords

sign language

Publications

Mesch, J. (2015). Svensk teckenspråkskorpus - dess tillkomst och uppbyggnad (Forskning om teckenspråk XXIV). Avdelningen för teckenspråk, Institutionen för lingvistik, Stockholms universitet, 1-25.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123713

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Dataset
Swedish Sign Language Corpus, version 1

Description

The Swedish Sign Language Corpus includes recordings and documentation of sign language texts, produced by Swedish Sign Language signers.

Data format / data structure

Video

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johanna Mesch - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Lars Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Anna-Lena Nilsson - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Brita Bergman - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Time period(s) investigated

2009-01-01–2011-12-31

License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Published: 2020-09-24
Last updated: 2021-11-10