Natural language processing for Taiwanese sign language to speech conversion

Chung Hsien Wu, Yu Hsien Chiu, Chi Shiang Guo

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

This paper addresses some natural language processing technologies in generating sentences from ill-formed Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL) for people with speech or hearing impairments. The design and development of the PC-based TSL Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system aims to improve the input rate and accuracy of communication aids. We demonstrate 1) developing an effective TSL virtual keyboard to assist users to efficiently input sign sequences, 2) investigating TSL prediction strategies for input rate enhancement, 3) integrating bottom-up parsing with top-down filtering strategy and variable N-gram language model for sentence generation and selection. The proposed system assists people with language defects in sentence formation and grammatical correction. To evaluate the performance of our approach, a pilot study for clinical evaluation and education training was undertaken. Evaluation results show that the generation rate and subjective satisfactory level for sentence construction have been significantly improved.

原文English
主出版物標題6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
發行者International Speech Communication Association
ISBN(電子)7801501144, 9787801501141
出版狀態Published - 2000
事件6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China
持續時間: 2000 10月 162000 10月 20

出版系列

名字6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000

Other

Other6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
國家/地區China
城市Beijing
期間00-10-1600-10-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 語言和語言學
  • 語言與語言學

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