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Towards a sign language synthesizer: a bridge to communication gap of the hearing/speech impaired community

Maarif, Haris Al Qodri and Akmeliawati, Rini and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Shafie, Amir Akramin (2013) Towards a sign language synthesizer: a bridge to communication gap of the hearing/speech impaired community. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 53. 012072 (1)-012072 (7). ISSN 1757-8981

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Sign language synthesizer is a method to visualize the sign language movement from the spoken language. The sign language (SL) is one of means used by HSI people to communicate to normal people. But, unfortunately the number of people, including the HSI people, who are familiar with sign language is very limited. These cause difficulties in the communication between the normal people and the HSI people. The sign language is not only hand movement but also the face expression. Those two elements have complimentary aspect each other. The hand movement will show the meaning of each signing and the face expression will show the emotion of a person. Generally, Sign language synthesizer will recognize the spoken language by using speech recognition, the grammatical process will involve context free grammar, and 3D synthesizer will take part by involving recorded avatar. This paper will analyze and compare the existing techniques of developing a sign language synthesizer, which leads to IIUM Sign Language Synthesizer.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5806/36118
Uncontrolled Keywords: sign language synthesizer
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanism. Robots (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Amir Shafie
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36118

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