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Multiple Features based Recognition of Static American Sign Language Alphabets

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IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Emergent Trends in Computing and Communication
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ETCC 2015 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Asha Thalange
Shantanu Dixit

Asha Thalange and Shantanu Dixit. Article: Multiple Features based Recognition of Static American Sign Language Alphabets. IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Emergent Trends in Computing and Communication ETCC 2015(2):11-16, September 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Asha Thalange and Shantanu Dixit},
	title = {Article: Multiple Features based Recognition of Static American Sign Language Alphabets},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Emergent Trends in Computing and Communication},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {ETCC 2015},
	number = {2},
	pages = {11-16},
	month = {September},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Communication with the hearing impaired people without the help of interpreter is a big challenge for common people. Thus efficient computer based recognition of sign language is an important research problem. Till now numbers of techniques are being developed. This article explains a novel method to recognize the 24 static image based alphabets A to Z (excluding dynamic alphabets J and Z) of American Sign Language (ASL) using two different features. This method extracts the feature vector of the images based on the simple method of orientation histogram along with the statistical parameters. Further neural network is used for the classification of these alphabets. This method is qualified to provide an average recognition rate of 93. 36 percent.

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