Automated Bangla sign language translation system: Prospects, limitations and applications

Md Tazimul Hoque, Md Rifat-Ut-Tauwab, Md Fasihul Kabir, Farhana Sarker, Mohammad Nurul Huda, Khandaker Abdullah-Al-Mamun

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    4 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Deaf and Dumb people are a big part of growing community where they use sign language i.e., gestures for communicating with others. But interaction between normal and hearing impaired people becomes difficult as most of the normal people can't understand sign language gestures meaning and on the other hand deaf and dumb people can't understand naturally spoken language. There are about 70 million deaf hearing-impaired as well as hearing people in the world who use sign language as their first language or mother tongue. In Bangladesh alone, there are around 2.4 million people use sign language. Therefore, automatic sign language translation system is vital to improve communication for hearing impaired people. This paper represents a review on existing Bangla Sign Language translation systems to communicate with hearing impaired people and also proposes a real time bidirectional Bangla Sign Language translator. Analyzing the existing systems provides us necessary information about their working process, success rate, system drawbacks and limitations indicating the fields where those systems need to upgrade for a better performance. Based on the analysis to overcome the limitations, we propose a bidirectional communication system that includes conversion of naturally spoken Bangla Language to Bangla Sign Language and vice versa. Our proposal includes real time dynamic bidirectional Bangle Sign Language translation system which is preciously needed for a fruitful communication with hearing impaired people.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2016 5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages856-862
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509012695
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
    Event5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Duration: May 13 2016May 14 2016

    Publication series

    Name2016 5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016
    CountryBangladesh
    CityDhaka
    Period5/13/165/14/16

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Information Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Instrumentation

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