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Lips tracking identification of a correct Quranic letters pronunciation for tajweed teaching and learning

Altalmas, Tareq, M. and Jamil, Muhammad Ammar and Ahmad, Salmiah and Sediono, Wahju and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Eyiomika and Shahbudin Hassan, Surul and Embong, Abd Halim (2017) Lips tracking identification of a correct Quranic letters pronunciation for tajweed teaching and learning. IIUM Engineering Journal, 18 (1). pp. 177-191. ISSN 1511-788X E-ISSN 2289-7860

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Abstract

Mastering the recitation of the holy Quran is an obligation among Muslims. It is an important task to fulfill other Ibadat like prayer, pilgrimage, and zikr. However, the traditional way of teaching Quran recitation is a hard task due to the extensive training time and effort required from both teacher and learner. In fact, learning the correct pronunciation of the Quranic letters or alphabets is the first step in mastering Tajweed (Rules and Guidance) in Quranic recitation. The pronunciation of Arabic alphabets is based on its points of articulation and the characteristics of a particular alphabet. In this paper, we implement a lip identification technique from video signal acquired from experts to extract the movement data of the lips while pronouncing the correct Quranic alphabets. The extracted lip movement data from experts helps in categorizing the alphabets into 5 groups and in deciding the final shape of the lips. Later, the technique was tested among a public reciter and then compared for similarity verification between the novice and the professional reciter. The system is able to extract the lip movement of the random user and draw the displacement graph and compare with the pronunciation of the expert. The error will be shown if the user has mistakenly pronounced the alphabet and suggests ways for improvement. More subjects with different backgrounds will be tested in the very near future with feedback instructions. Machine learning techniques will be implemented at a later stage for the real time learning application.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4113/57757
Uncontrolled Keywords: tajweed; points of articulation; lips reading;movement of lips; video signal signalling
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP134 Qur'an
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Salmiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 16:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57757

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