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A Sign-To-Speech Translation System, Koka Veera Raghava Rao Jan 1993

A Sign-To-Speech Translation System, Koka Veera Raghava Rao

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This thesis describes sign-to-speech translation using neural networks. Sign language translation is an interesting but difficult problem for which neural network techniques seem promising because of their ability to adjust to the user's hand movements, which is not possible to do by most other techniques. However, even using neural networks and artificial sign languages, the translation is hard, and the best-known system, that of Fels & Hinton (1993), is capable of translating only 66 root words and 203 words including their conjugations. This research improves their results to 790 root signs and 2718 words including their conjugations while preserving a ...