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SiMAX - The Sign Language Avatar

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 SiMAX project word cloud

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Project "SiMAX" data sheet

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Sign time GmbH 

Organization address
address: Schottenring 33
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010
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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙563˙372 €
 EC max contribution 1˙094˙360 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Sign time GmbH AT (WIEN) coordinator 1˙094˙360.00


 Project objective

The Austrian SME signtime has combined its expertise in sign language translation and ICT tool development delivering SiMAX, an innovative translation “machine” easy to use: A human translator only needs to adjust translations suggested by smart algorithms on a “learning” database. The result: A video showing an avatar signing. The process is flexible for future adaptations, less time and cost consuming than classical translation videos produced in a studio with human translators signing. Compared to other mostly academic sign language translation approaches SiMAX is closest to market and the only one reaching a feasible quality of facial expressions essential for understanding due to grammatical meanings in sign languages. Business opportunities are enormous associated with making information accessible to the deaf community: any digital content (for web publishing or other purposes), TV, film. Accessibility regulations favour market growth and demand. During the project SiMAX will be adapted to TRL 9 working as cloud solution and fine-tuned for mass-production. Pilot translations of citizen and consumer information (for public authorities and companies) will be carried out in Germany, UK, France and Poland together with translators, another important customer/partner group. We will further raise maximum attention for SiMAX translations in the deaf community and will inform key stakeholders and potential customers about SiMAX and its added values for them. A commercialization strategy for market entry across the EU will be prepared and evaluated within the project. The project fits with the requirements of this SME call, adding a completely new, market changing solution. SiMAX provides significant growth options to our company and perfectly fits with our overall strategy. Societally, it can essentially contribute to increase accessibility to information society for the deaf community thus contributing to inclusion and social cohesion in the EU.


List of deliverables.
Web enabled self-learning database based on the machine learning principles Other 2019-09-09 15:41:33
Two leaflets with first and fast information about SiMAX for the two customer groups license/service Documents, reports 2019-09-09 15:41:34
Homepage (month of delivery: M3, first version, regular updates) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-09 15:41:34
Two pilot productions for each of the six selected sign language produced with the new system. Each 20 min. video material minimum Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-09-09 15:41:34

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