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ATLAS (Automatic Translation into Sign Language)

The project ATLAS creates the technological bridge between cognitive sciences and the most progressive information technologies. The project is patronized by the region of Piedmont and financed by the program of development of innovative services and it gives the possibility to deaf people to look and understand programs of mass media through automatic translation from the Italian written language into the sign language (LIS) which is visualized a virtual actor created by computer animation drawing means. Through these tools the project achieves the aim to give the possibility to deaf people to understand television programs, WEB pages and films reproduced on DVD by the virtual translator personated in time which can be visualized on different types of display from television screen to computer, from mobile phones to PDAs.