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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Evaluating a Speech Communication System for deaf people
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
Information
Abstract
This paper describes the development of an Advanced Speech Communication System for Deaf People and its field evaluation in a real application domain: the renewal of Driver's License. The system is composed of two modules. The first one is a Spanish into Spanish Sign Language (LSE: Lengua de Signos Española) translation module made up of a speech recognizer, a natural language translator (for converting a word sequence into a sequence of signs), and a 3D avatar animation module (for playing back the signs). The second module is a Spoken Spanish generator from sign-writing composed of a visual interface (for specifying a sequence of signs), a language translator (for generating the sequence of words in Spanish), and finally, a text to speech converter. For language translation, the system integrates three technologies: an example-based strategy, a rule-based translation method and a statistical translator. This paper also includes a detailed description of the evaluation carried out in the Local Traffic Office in the city of Toledo (Spain) involving real government employees and deaf people. This evaluation includes objective measurements from the system and subjective information from questionnaires. Finally, the paper reports an analysis of the main problems and a discussion about possible solutions.
International
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JCR
No
Title
Ieee Latin America Transactions
ISBN
1548-0992
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
9
Journal number
4
From page
565
To page
570
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Veronica Lopez Ludeña (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruben San Segundo Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Raquel Martin Maganto (UPM)
  • Autor: David Sánchez (CNSE)
  • Autor: Alfonso García
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Tecnología del Habla
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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