Towards Large Vocabulary Kazakh-Russian Sign Language Dataset: KRSL-OnlineSchool

Medet Mukushev, Aigerim Kydyrbekova, Vadim Kimmelman, Anara Sandygulova


Abstract
This paper presents a new dataset for Kazakh-Russian Sign Language (KRSL) created for the purposes of Sign Language Processing. In 2020, Kazakhstan’s schools were quickly switched to online mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every working day, the El-arna TV channel was broadcasting video lessons for grades from 1 to 11 with sign language translation. This opportunity allowed us to record a corpus with a large vocabulary and spontaneous SL interpretation. To this end, this corpus contains video recordings of Kazakhstan’s online school translated to Kazakh-Russian sign language by 7 interpreters. At the moment we collected and cleaned 890 hours of video material. A custom annotation tool was created to make the process of data annotation simple and easy-to-use by the Deaf community. To date, around 325 hours of videos have been annotated with glosses and 4,009 lessons out of 4,547 were transcribed with automatic speech-to-text software. The KRSL-OnlineSchool dataset will be made publicly available at https://krslproject.github.io/online-school/
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2022.signlang-1.24
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Proceedings of the LREC2022 10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources
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June
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2022
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Marseille, France
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154–158
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Medet Mukushev, Aigerim Kydyrbekova, Vadim Kimmelman, and Anara Sandygulova. 2022. Towards Large Vocabulary Kazakh-Russian Sign Language Dataset: KRSL-OnlineSchool. In Proceedings of the LREC2022 10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources, pages 154–158, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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Towards Large Vocabulary Kazakh-Russian Sign Language Dataset: KRSL-OnlineSchool (Mukushev et al., SignLang 2022)
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