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Construction of Multi-purpose Japanese Sign Language Database

  • Yuji NagashimaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

The study will build a database that can serve as the basis for common use and discussion by researchers by addressing research tasks. We will discuss the best source format, spatio-temporal resolution, format of data files, and storing method for academic fields such as linguistics and engineering. We are now considering the introduction of the 3-D motion data, multi-view images, and depth images. As for the 3D motion data, we will use the optical motion-capture technology, which has world-leading precision. The outcomes of this study have the potential to significantly contribute to improved quality of life for the hearing impaired, for instance by establishing a new guarantee of information accessibility for those who use sign language as their primary language.

Keywords

Japanese Sign Language (JSL) Collect JSL Database Optical motion capture (MoCap) 3D computer graphics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17H06114.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsKogakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

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