Speech2sign is an open web platform for developing, compiling, and running rule-based speech to sign language translation applications. It is designed to make the component technologies readily accessible to sign language experts who are not necessarily computer scientists. Our initial experiences show that simple translation grammars can be implemented on a time-scale of a few hours to a few days and produce signed output readily comprehensible to Deaf informants.


The platform has been created in a collaboration between the University of Geneva and the University of Zurich, under funding from the Boninchi, Max Bircher and Raiffeisen Foundations, Credit Suisse and the Loterie Romande. In collaboration with the Teamco foundation.