Over a period of three years (2009 - 2011) the daily news and weather forecast airings of the German public tv-station PHOENIX featuring sign language interpretation have been recorded and the weather forecasts of a subset of 386 editions have been transcribed using gloss notation. Furthermore, we used automatic speech recognition with manual cleaning to transcribe the original German speech. As such, this corpus allows to train end-to-end sign language translation systems from sign language video input to spoken language.
The signing is recorded by a stationary color camera placed in front of the sign language interpreters. Interpreters wear dark clothes in front of an artificial grey background with color transition. All recorded videos are at 25 frames per second and the size of the frames is 210 by 260 pixels. Each frame shows the interpreter box only.