Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm

Chung-Hsien Wu, Yu Hsien Chiu, Kung Wei Cheng

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Abstract

This paper addresses an error-tolerant retrieval algorithm for generating sentences from ill-formed sign sequences in Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL). The design methodology is motivated by the kinematics of hand gestures for sign language. In order to increase the input rate and retrieval accuracy, the basic design strategy leads to develop an efficient and effective sign feature retrieval method. In this approach, a Multi-list Code Tree (MCT) data structure for sign feature indexing and an error-tolerant matching algorithm are proposed. For text generation, the optimal path in the word graph, generated from the sign input sequence, is incrementally estimated by using a translation model. Several interface design and evaluation methods are also conducted for empirical study. Evaluation results show that the generation rate and retrieval accuracy for sentence construction are significantly improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages637-640
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States
Duration: 2002 Sep 162002 Sep 20

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Other7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period02-09-1602-09-20

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language
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Sign Language
methodology
Evaluation
Kinematics
Indexing
Empirical Study
Graph
Hand Gesture
Taiwanese
Text Generation
Interface Design
Methodology

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Wu, C-H., Chiu, Y. H., & Cheng, K. W. (2002). Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm. 637-640. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States.
Wu, Chung-Hsien ; Chiu, Yu Hsien ; Cheng, Kung Wei. / Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States.4 p.
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Wu, C-H, Chiu, YH & Cheng, KW 2002, 'Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm' Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States, 02-09-16 - 02-09-20, pp. 637-640.

Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm. / Wu, Chung-Hsien; Chiu, Yu Hsien; Cheng, Kung Wei.

2002. 637-640 Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States.

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Wu C-H, Chiu YH, Cheng KW. Sign Language translation using an error tolerant retrieval algorithm. 2002. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States.