The Corpus NGT: An online corpus for professionals and laymen
Crasborn, O. A., & Zwitserlood, I.
The Corpus NGT: An online corpus for professionals and laymen. In O. A. Crasborn, T. Hanke, E. Efthimiou, I. Zwitserlood, & E. Thoutenhooft (Eds.
), Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora.
(pp. 44-49). Paris: ELDA.
The Corpus NGT is an ambitious effort to record and archive video data from Sign Language of the Netherlands
(Nederlandse Gebarentaal: NGT), guaranteeing online access to all interested parties and long-term availability. Data are
collected from 100 native signers of NGT of different ages and from various regions in the country. Parts of these data are
annotated and/or translated; the annotations and translations are part of the corpus. The Corpus NGT is accommodated in the
Browsable Corpus based at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. In this paper we share our experiences in data
collection, video processing, annotation/translation and licensing involved in building the corpus.