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The impact of geometric and motion features on sign language translators

Bilal, Sara Mohammed Osman Saleh and Akmeliawati, Rini (2015) The impact of geometric and motion features on sign language translators. In: 9th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Applications (CEA '15), 22th - 24th Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Abstract

Malaysian Sign Language (MSL) recognition system is a choice of augmenting communication between the hearing-impaired and hearing communities in Malaysia. Automatic translators can play an important role as alternative communication method for the hearing people to understand the hearing impaired ones. Automatic Translation using bare hands with natural gesture signing is a challenge in the field of machine learning. Researchers have used electronic and coloured gloves to solve mainly three issues during the preprocessing steps before the singings’ recognition stage. First issue is to differentiate the two hands from other objects. This is referred to as hand detection. The second issue is to describe the detected hand and its motion trajectory in very descriptive details which is referred to as feature extraction stage. The third issue is to find the starting and ending duration of the sign (transitions between signs). This paper focuses on the second issue, the feature extraction by studying the impact of the vector dimensions of the features. At the same time, signs with similar attributes have been chosen to highlight the importance of features’ extraction stage. The study also includes Hidden Markov Model (HMM) capability to differentiate between signs which have similar attributes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6951/46566
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Sign Language, Feature Extraction, Features Vector Dimensions, HMM
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA329 Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Sara Bilal
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 18:18
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 17:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46566

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