Software Engineer, programming creative tools for games and film

Exploring Translation to Portuguese Sign Language
MSc Thesis - Instituto Superior Técnico
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Exploring Challenges in Avatar-based Translation from European Portuguese to Portuguese Sign Language

A project to study and list open problems in a proposed a pipeline to translate from Portuguese text to Portuguese Sign Language using a 3D avatar.

The pipeline encompasses a Natural Language Processing and Translation step at the concept level, followed by a module to procedurally Synthesise an Animation of the resulting utterance.
This is a project made particularly challenging by the differences in the Linguistics of the Sign Language.