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22 October 1993 Wavelets for sign language translation
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Proceedings Volume 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.157887
Event: Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, 1993, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
Wavelet techniques are applied to help extract the relevant parameters of sign language from video images of a person communicating in American Sign Language or Signed English. The compression and edge detection features of two-dimensional wavelet analysis are exploited to enhance the algorithms under development to classify the hand motion, hand location with respect to the body, and handshape. These three parameters have different processing requirements and complexity issues. The results are described for applying various quadrature mirror filter designs to a filterbank implementation of the desired wavelet transform. The overall project is to develop a system that will translate sign language to English to facilitate communication between deaf and hearing people.
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Beth J. Wilson and Gretel Anspach "Wavelets for sign language translation", Proc. SPIE 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, (22 October 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.157887
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