Kenya's Research Experience
Kenya is a high school student who participated in a summer research experience at the lab during summer 2011. She recorded a video blog entry in which she describes her experience.
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Hi, my name is Kenya. I worked here at LATLab since for seven weeks. I worked on two programs called SignSmith/Gesture Builder and SignStream. SignSmith is for you to type sentence, and there have an animation. An animation will sign for you. If you see animation doesn't sign a word so, I have to go to Gesture Builder. I can create my own sign like, for example: Cat. I can change an animation to sign a word "Cat." When I finish it then save it, and apply to SignSmith. So, SignStream is for a signer to come here to sign any stories. When it finishes, then apply to SignStream. I have to type one of stories and type what signer say each words. I have to set time to follow time on each word. So, that's it.
I like to work on Gesture Builder because I like to create a sign with my prefer sign on it. I like that. It is interesting to me, and here have good experience. I think you should come and you will have fun!