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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080357
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 3, 2017.
Abstract: This paper presents an approach of feature extraction and classification for recognizing continuous dynamic gestures corresponding to Vietnamese Sign Language (VSL). Input data are captured by the depth sensor of a Microsoft Kinect, which is almost not affected by the light of environment. In detail, each gesture is represented by a volume corresponding to a sequence of depth images. The feature extraction stage is performed by dividing such volume into a 3D grid of same-size blocks in which each one is then converted into a scalar value. This step is followed by the process of classification. The wellknown method Support Vector Machine (SVM) is employed in this work, and the Hidden Markov Model (HMM) technique is also applied in order to provide a comparison on recognition accuracy. Besides, a dataset of 3000 samples corresponding to 30 dynamic gestures in VSL was created by 5 volunteers. The experiments on this dataset to validate the approach and that shows the promising results with average accuracy up to 95%.
Duc-Hoang Vo, Huu-Hung Huynh, Phuoc-Mien Doan and Jean Meunier, “Dynamic Gesture Classification for Vietnamese Sign Language Recognition” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(3), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080357