Open Topics

Genderfair Language Plugin (Informatics)

Automated translation is everywhere, but often texts are translated using only binary gender models even if the original text was aiming at genderinclusive language. Similarly, many texts originally written in German fail to adequately use genderfair language. Students choosing this topic will develop a browser plugin that allows people to modify the displayed text according to a genderfair schema of their choice.

This topic involves programming (scripting) and testing. Bachelor theses might be concerned with only partial steps of this project.

If you are interested send an email to katta.spiel[at]tuwien.ac.at with a brief statement of why you are interested and what you would like to focus on.

Reverse Search for Sign Language Libraries (Informatics)

Digital libraries for signs in different sign languages usually allow for searching along distinct words or glosses. This is useful for people learning sign languages later in life, though less useful for signers learning an otherwise verbalised language such as English or German. Students choosing this topic will be involved in the need assessment, algorithmic development and UX implementation of a reverse search sign library for Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS). While at least basic proficiency in ÖGS is desirable, it is not strictly required.

This topic involves ethnography, prototype development and testing. Bachelor theses will only be concerned with partial steps of this project.

If you are interested send an email to katta.spiel[at]tuwien.ac.at with a brief statement of why you are interested and what you would like to focus on.