American Sign Language Emojis: Will Search Vendors Adapt?

August 7, 2015

Short honk: Forget words in English. “There’s Finally a Good Way to Text in Sign Language” explains that a new mobile keyboard app allows American Sign Language speakers to send text messages to a hearing impaired individual. The write up states:

Signily also includes animated signs for many popular ASL phrases that don’t have exact English translations. This makes texting a more natural experience for signers.

How does one parse and search these messages? Think look up table maybe? Will semantic vendors be able to make sense of animated signs?

Sure, semantic search is just super. And the meeting to discuss this?None animated GIF

Stephen E Arnold, August 7, 2015


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