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Reading the Signs: A Video Based Sign Dictionary

Cooper, HM, Pugeault, N and Bowden, R (2011) Reading the Signs: A Video Based Sign Dictionary In: ICCV 2011, 2011-11-06 - 2011-11-13, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

This article presents a dictionary for Sign Language using visual sign recognition based on linguistic subcomponents. We demonstrate a system where the user makes a query, receiving in response a ranked selection of similar results. The approach uses concepts from linguistics to provide sign sub-unit features and classifiers based on motion, sign-location and handshape. These sub-units are combined using Markov Models for sign level recognition. Results are shown for a video dataset of 984 isolated signs performed by a native signer. Recognition rates reach 71.4% for the first candidate and 85.9% for retrieval within the top 10 ranked signs.

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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/531442

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