Scientific and Technical Information Processing

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 302–308 | Cite as

Automatic transformation of Russian manual-alphabet gestures into textual form

  • V. E. NahapetyanEmail author
  • V. M. Khachumov


This paper considers the task of sign-language interpretation for gestures that are used in the Russian Manual Alphabet (RMA) for the deaf and dumb. A software-hardware system is suggested that permits static and dynamic gestures to be transformed into a text on-line; the conducted experiments show that the system currently provides a fairly reliable recognition of all static and some dynamic RMA gestures. Methods to improve the quality of the dynamic gesture analysis are planned.


sign-language interpretation Russian manual alphabet gesture recognition distant image three-dimensional sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of the Institute of System AnalysisRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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