Reading the Signs: A Video Based Sign Dictionary (bibtex)
by Helen Cooper, Nicolas Pugeault, Richard Bowden
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.
Reference:
Helen Cooper, Nicolas Pugeault, Richard Bowden, "Reading the Signs: A Video Based Sign Dictionary", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshop : ARTEMIS, Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Cooper_Reading_2011,
  author = {Helen Cooper and Nicolas Pugeault and Richard Bowden},
  title = {Reading the Signs: A Video Based Sign Dictionary},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
	Workshop : ARTEMIS},
  year = {2011},
  address = {Barcelona, Spain},
  month = nov # { 7 -- 11 },
  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.},
  url = {http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/H.Cooper/research/papers/ReadingtheSigns.pdf}
}
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