ASLLRP NCSLGR CD-ROM's 2007
The new data release includes 15 short narratives (volumes 3-7) as well as over 200 additional elicited utterances (volume 2).
Contents listed below. Form to order CD-ROM's
Statistics about the data contained in these files can be seen at <link coming soon>.
Video data were collected from Deaf ASL signers from Deaf families in the National Center for Sign Language and Gesture Resources at Boston University (NCSLGR) under the supervision of Profs. Carol Neidle and Stan Sclaroff.
Synchronized video files showing multiple views of the signing are provided. This includes a front view (in many cases, 2 stereoscopic front views are available), a close-up of the face, and often a side view.
The ASLLRP NCSLGR SignStream CD-ROM's include compressed video at 30 frames per second. (For volumes 3-7, the videos play by default at 50% speed; the media controller can be used to play the video at normal speed.)
Information about alternative access to other formats, generally including 60 frame per second uncompressed video: <link coming soon>.
Annotations were carried out by researchers participating in the American Sign Language Linguistic Research Project (ASLLRP).*
The ASLLRP NCSLGR CD-ROM's include the videos (in QuickTime format, compressed, 30 fps) and annotations, for viewing within the SignStream™ application; SignStream™ software is required.
Information about access to the annotations in XML format: <link coming soon>
SignStream™ software (and soon also annotations in XML format) can be downloaded from the Web.
SignStream™ software and databases available on CD-ROM.
To order CD-ROM's, please send this form and a check made payable to Boston University to
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-353-6218.
Contents of ASLLRP NCSLGR 2007 Data release:
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 2 Over 200 elicited utterances including a variety of syntactic constructions
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 3
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 4
Three narratives: Accident
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 5
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 6
Three narratives: Football
NCSLGR SignStream™ Databases, Volume 7
Three narratives: Roadtrip 1
By default, the video files for the narratives in Volumes 4-7 play at half-speed. Use the media controller for playback at normal speed.
*Annotations were carried out by Carol Neidle, Robert G. Lee, Quinn Duffy, and Michael Schlang, with assistance from Sarah Fish, Fran Conlin, Dawn MacLaughlin, Carla DaSilva, Ben Bahan, Lana Cook, Norma Tourangeau, Ginger Leon, Dana Schlang, Judith Labath, Deborah Perry, and John Pirone.
Video capture was carried out by Stan Sclaroff, Vassilis Athitsos, Murat Erdem, and others.
This project has been supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation (#SBR-9729010, #IIS-9528985, #IIS-9912573, #EIA-9809340, #IIS-0329009, and #CNS-04279883).