A system has been developed to generate Weather Forecasts in Sign Language. The forecast is animated in a web page using an avatar plugin developed for the ViSiCAST project.
A graphical user interface is used to enter weather forecasts by combining selections from a large range of weather phrases. Natural signing for a number of national sign languages can be generated for the same forecast, accompanied by text if desired. The user of the Weather Forecast Creator need not know sign language.
The system relies on full knowledge of the range of phrases that may be used and is able to produce smoothly blended natural sign language for all possible combinations of weather phrases. A generic Structured Content Generation Tool has been developed to allow building of a range of applications based on domains of structured information.
Further information is available on Structured Content Generation.