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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Oct 13, 2000  8:20 pm
Subject:  Re: SignWriting Databases


On 10/13/00, Charles Butler wrote:
>>>> Valerie, you are a wonder. Your Sutton Symbol Bank is very
>>>>similar to the work being done in Brazil by the group in Porto
>>>>Alegre. They are adding a chat feature and attempting to
>>>>translate Portuguese into LIBRAS and LIBRAS into Portuguese in a
>>>>similar fashion. I hope I am able to work with them directly next
>>>>year. Charles <<<<


SignWriting List
October 13, 2000

Hello Charles - Thanks for this nice message.

The Brazilian database you mention sounds terrific. It is a little
different, I guess, because it sounds like they are storing language
in their database, and actually typing language.

In the SymbolBank, I am not storing language...there are no signs in
the database...only symbols and how they work...

Later I hope to add another database called SignBank, which will
start working with complete signs and language.

Two very different databases ;-)
--

Val ;-)


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