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Design, development and field evaluation of a Spanish into sign language translation system
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
Information
Abstract
This paper describes the design, development and field evaluation of a Spanish into Spanish Sign Language (LSE: Lengua de Signos Española) translation system. The developed system focuses on helping deaf people when they want to renew their Driver?s License. The system is made up of a speech recognizer (for decoding the spoken utterance into a word sequence), a natural language translator (for converting a word sequence into a sequence of signs belonging to the sign language), and a 3D avatar animation module (for playing back the signs). For the natural language translator, three technological proposals have been implemented and evaluated: an example-based strategy, a rule-based translation method and a statistical translator. For the final version, the implemented language translator combines all the alternatives into a hierarchical structure. This paper includes a detailed description of the field evaluation carried out. This evaluation has been carried out in the Local Traffic Office in Toledo involving real government employees, and deaf people from Madrid and Toledo. The evaluation includes objective measurements from the system and subjective information from questionnaires. The paper reports a detailed analysis of the main problems found and a discussion on how to solve them (some of them specific for Spanish Sign Language).
International
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JCR
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Title
Pattern Analysis And Applications
ISBN
1433-7541
Impact factor JCR
0,739
Impact info
Volume
15
10.1007/s10044-011-0243-9
Journal number
2
From page
203
To page
224
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
COMPUTER SCIENCE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 77/111
Participants
  • Autor: Ruben San Segundo Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Montero Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo de Cordoba Herralde (UPM)
  • Autor: Valentín Sama Rojo (UNED)
  • Autor: Fernando Fernandez Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Fernando D'Haro Enriquez (UPM)
  • Autor: Veronica Lopez Ludeña (UPM)
  • Autor: D. Sánchez (Fundación CNSE. Confederación Estatal de Personas Sordas.)
  • Autor: A. García (Fundación CNSE. Confederación Estatal de Personas Sordas.)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Tecnología del Habla
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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