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Vici grant for Floris Roelofsen

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The ILLC is very pleased to announce that Floris Roelofsen has been awarded an NWO Vici for his project entitled I can't hear you|could you repeat the question in sign language please?

The language barrier between deaf and hearing people hinders smooth communication and leads to social inequality and exclusion. Roelofsen will investigate the form and interpretation of questions in sign languages, and apply the obtained insights to develop a machine translation system and training sessions for sign language interpreters.