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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2011.021108
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 2 Issue 11, 2011.
Abstract: Hand gestures enabling deaf people to communication during their daily lives rather than by speaking. A sign language is a language which, instead of using sound, uses visually transmitted gesture signs which simultaneously combine hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms, lip-patterns, body movements and facial expressions to express the speaker's thoughts. Recognizing and documenting Arabic sign language has only been paid attention to recently. There have been few attempts to develop recognition systems to allow deaf people to interact with the rest of society. This paper introduces an automatic Arabic sign language (ArSL) recognition system based on the Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). A large set of samples has been used to recognize 20 isolated words from the Standard Arabic sign language. The proposed system is signer-independent. Experiments are conducted using real ArSL videos taken for deaf people in different clothes and with different skin colors. Our system achieves an overall recognition rate reaching up to 82.22%.
Aliaa A.A Youssif, Amal Elsayed Aboutabl and Heba Hamdy Ali, “Arabic Sign Language (ArSL) Recognition System Using HMM ” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 2(11), 2011. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2011.021108