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A person independent system for recognition of hand postures used in sign language
Kelly, Daniel; McDonald, John; Markham, Charles
We present a novel user independent framework for representing and recognizing hand postures used in sign language. We propose a novel hand posture feature, an eigenspace Size Function, which is robust to classifying hand postures independent of the person performing them. An analysis of the discriminatory properties of our proposed eigenspace Size Function shows a significant improvement in performance when compared to the original unmodified Size Function. We describe our support vector machine based recognition framework which uses a combination of our eigenspace Size Function and Hu moments features to classify different hand postures. Experiments, based on two different hand posture data sets, show that our method is robust at recognizing hand postures independent of the person performing them. Our method also performs well compared to other user independent hand posture recognition systems.
Keyword(s): Feature representation; Moments; Size and shape; Object recognition; Tracking; Classifier design and evaluation
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Kelly, Daniel and McDonald, John and Markham, Charles (2010) A person independent system for recognition of hand postures used in sign language. Pattern Recognition Letters, 31 (11). pp. 1359-1368. ISSN 0167-8655
Publisher(s): Elsevier
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/8289/1/JM-Person-2010.pdf
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