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BBC-Oxford British Sign Language Dataset [article]

Samuel Albanie, Gül Varol, Liliane Momeni, Hannah Bull, Triantafyllos Afouras, Himel Chowdhury, Neil Fox, Bencie Woll, Rob Cooper, Andrew McParland, Andrew Zisserman
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we introduce the BBC-Oxford British Sign Language (BOBSL) dataset, a large-scale video collection of British Sign Language (BSL).  ...  We conduct experiments to provide baselines for the tasks of sign recognition, sign language alignment, and sign language translation.  ...  We would also like to thank Ashish Thandavan, David Miguel Susano Pinto and Ivan Johnson for their help in supporting the dataset release, and Necati Cihan Camgöz for helpful suggestions on dataset distribution  ... 
arXiv:2111.03635v1 fatcat:jppn7hyuanccfprlui2uxyzqxq

Usage on the move: Evolution and re-volution

Michael McCarthy
2017 Training Language and Culture  
One of the problems involved in using corpora to investigate language change is that many corpora are synchronic, particularly spoken ones.  ...  This also generated public protest, leading that supermarket to adopt the clever solution of avoiding the less versus fewer problem altogether by changing its signs to 'Up to 10 items' (BBC, 2008).  ...  Thus, we find instances of 'less people' and 'less doctors' alongside 'fewer people' and 'fewer doctors' in the same dataset.  ... 
doi:10.29366/2017tlc.1.2.1 fatcat:2q6cmb2hjbbobjhidczy3i6jsu

Ideological and Lexical Deviance of Western Media in Reflecting Socio-political Events of Pakistan

Saadia Fatima, Muhammad Uzair
2017 International Journal of English Linguistics  
In this para, BBC chose word "defying" for Pakistan. According to Oxford Dictionary the word "defy" means refuse to obey.  ...  The hatred against the Muslims was clearly seen in the news of British and America (Schlenger et al., 2002) .  ... 
doi:10.5539/ijel.v7n6p261 fatcat:lwvcsvhepncvzevbxj6nwx7cvu

Visual Keyword Spotting with Attention [article]

K R Prajwal, Liliane Momeni, Triantafyllos Afouras, Andrew Zisserman
2021 arXiv   pre-print
by a large margin; (3) We demonstrate the ability of our model to spot words under the extreme conditions of isolated mouthings in sign language videos.  ...  and phonetic streams; (2) We show through extensive evaluations that our model outperforms the prior state-of-the-art visual keyword spotting and lip reading methods on the challenging LRW, LRS2, LRS3 datasets  ...  Funding for this research is provided by the UK EPSRC CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems, the Oxford-Google DeepMind Graduate Scholarship, the EPSRC Programme Grant VisualAI (EP/T028572  ... 
arXiv:2110.15957v1 fatcat:4ltlbkske5dqblvb42k6tchmcm

Fame, Obscurity and Power Laws in Music History

Andrew Gustar
2020 Empirical Musicology Review  
It starts from the observation that the patterns of success, across many historical music datasets, follow a similar mathematical relationship known as a power law, often with an exponent approximately  ...  mind the British context, does not seem unreasonable.  ...  Oxford Music Online shows a lognormal-like distribution of article lengths (Figure 17).[21] Figure 17 . 17 Article length of biographical articles in Oxford Music Online.  ... 
doi:10.18061/emr.v14i3-4.7003 fatcat:pfnorswec5bjdpsj7wvpuplr6m

Advances and Challenges in Deep Lip Reading [article]

Marzieh Oghbaie, Arian Sabaghi, Kooshan Hashemifard, Mohammad Akbari
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We also discuss the main modules of a VSR pipeline and the influential datasets.  ...  Driven by deep learning techniques and large-scale datasets, recent years have witnessed a paradigm shift in automatic lip reading.  ...  The language material is selected to reflect the frequentation of speech sounds in Standard Southern British so that it can be useful in vowel recognition studies.  ... 
arXiv:2110.07879v1 fatcat:eimcuzdz5va3vdlgw2g7y25tki

Non-traditional prosodic features for automated phrase break prediction

C. Brierley, E. Atwell
2011 Literary and Linguistic Computing  
The Carnegie-Mellon pronouncing dictionary (American English) is comfortable with secondary stress on the final syllable, whereas the Oxford-Longman derived CELEX-2 and CUVPlus (British English) are not  ...  The British National Corpus The BNC or British National Corpus (Burnard, 2000) has been reissued as a third edition in XML format so that it can be used with state-of-the-art natural language processing  ...  Experimental work in this chapter sets out to determine whether this association holds good for: (i) ordinary (if formal) comtemporary British English speech; (ii) spontaneous as well as read speech (i.e  ... 
doi:10.1093/llc/fqr023 fatcat:je7ou3vkz5eaznt4zzqhjm5hfu

A new composite measure of ethnic diversity: Investigating the controversy over minority ethnic recruitment at Oxford and Cambridge universities

Anthony Kelly
2018 British Educational Research Journal  
It finds that both Oxford and Cambridge universities have increased ethnic diversity by more than 25% over the last decade, but that the problem of under-recruitment of black UK students remains.  ...  Using data from freedom of information requests and university admissions offices, it analyses the ethnic diversity of undergraduate recruitment at Oxford and Cambridge universities over the past 10 years  ...  ' and 'Black-Other' (BBC, 2011) .  ... 
doi:10.1002/berj.3482 fatcat:m4lbofelbvbs3njnb24yq3soxu

Using text-spotting to query the world

I Posner, P Corke, P Newman
2010 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
For the results in this paper we searched the websites of the BBC News, The New York Times and the Guardian Newspaper.  ...  Newman are with the Mobile Robotics Group, Department Of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK ingmar@robots.ox.ac.uk, paul@robots.ox.ac.uk P.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2010.5653151 dblp:conf/iros/PosnerCN10 fatcat:5wt32qoyvvclritulsp2dp3znm

The Decline of Trust in Government [chapter]

Geoffrey Hosking
2019 Trust in Contemporary Society  
All groups of people interacting in the framework of certain institutions learn gradually to speak an 'insider' language and even to adapt their thinking to the mentality which that language articulates  ...  Customs, ceremonies and myths are usually expressed in a generally understood national language.  ... 
doi:10.1163/9789004390430_007 fatcat:cbgmzst23bekvbrod3mezx7lhi

'Yet another guitar recital filled the Wigmore Hall': The Popularization of the Classical Guitar in Britain, c.1950–c.1970

DAVE RUSSELL
2021 Journal of the Royal Musical Association  
Michael Stimpson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), 16-25 (p. 17). 166 BMG, January 1964, 123. 167 Floodlight, 1974-5, 7. , ed.  ...  By 1956, the guitarist Peter Sensier could note drily that one could find 19 Roy Brewer, The Guitarist's Notebook (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986), 97. 20 Daily Mirror, 8 April 1957.  ... 
doi:10.1017/rma.2021.14 fatcat:d2ysp3fzzvhgvov3oz6kgquaea

Constructing abortion as a social problem: "Sex selection" and the British abortion debate

Ellie Lee
2017 Feminism and Psychology  
Based on analysis of media coverage, Parliamentary debate and official documents, we focus on claims about grounds (evidence) made to sustain the case that sex selection abortion is a British social problem  ...  Thanks especially to Kate Greasley and Carole Sanger for giving me the opportunity to discuss the issues at a Law School Seminar at the University of Oxford in 2015.  ...  A total of 66 articles comprised the final dataset, but with uneven occurrence in different newspapers.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0959353516678010 pmid:28367000 pmcid:PMC5367570 fatcat:gw32phmlffeo7iypsjkuioqcju

All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities

Mary K. Nugent, Mona Lena Krook
2015 Parliamentary Affairs  
We identify nine common criticisms of AWS in the British context, related to candidate recruitment and selection, party and voter support and the effectiveness of 'quota women' as politicians.  ...  The Labour Party PPC dataset permits closer examination of trends leading up to the 2015 elections.  ...  Few people today are openly opposed to including more women: governments worldwide have signed international commitments to enhance women's role in decision-making (Krook and True, 2012) , and both male  ... 
doi:10.1093/pa/gsv015 fatcat:g52fz7nfsbc3bkco2fbml73u7i

Rethinking White Supremacy

David Gillborn
2006 Ethnicities  
A second finding that startled many observers arose from the same dataset.  ...  'You could do one in a hundred or one in 200, but if you tried to do any more, people trying to get into Oxford Circus station would back up to Bond Street.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1468796806068323 fatcat:ymjz7r3h7jafbjyy26o4gmlbyq

Feature report on China: a bibliometric analysis of China-related articles

Weishu Liu, Li Tang, Mengdi Gu, Guangyuan Hu
2014 Scientometrics  
., China is increasingly acting as a crucial player in the global economy (Worldbank 2013; BBC 2011) .  ...  In our data, only 4 % of Chinarelated publications were written in a language other than English.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-014-1371-y fatcat:ibu74vmndrhyxg74h6mbcb6psq
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