Lorraine Leeson

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Lorraine Leeson works on the linguistics and applied linguistics of signed languages, with particular reference to Irish Sign Language (ISL). She is also highly regarded as a scholar in the field of Interpreting Studies. Lorraine is a PI on the SignON Project – Sign Language Translation Mobile Application and Open Communications Framework – which embeds a co-creation approach between Deaf and hard of hearing communities, organisations, and researchers to the co-development of an application to support spoken-signed language machine translation. The SignON consortium consists of a broad range of partners from academia, industry, and the NGO sector. Partners include members who represent and/or work closely with deaf communities (EUD, VGTC, DCU, KU Leuven and TCD); sign linguistics (KU Leuven, TCD, DCU, TU Dublin), exploitation, innovation and design (MAC, VRT and FINCONS); natural language processing, infrastructure and policies (TU Dublin, NTU, UPF, INT and KU Leuven); machine translation and quality estimation (UPV/EHU, KU Leuven, TiU); sign language recognition (UGent and UCD); 3D animation and avatar synthesis (TU Dublin and UPF/GTI group); automated speech recognition (RU).

Research Domains
  • Digital Humanities
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Machine Translation
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Policy
  • Responsible Innovation