Towards a 3D Signing Avatar from SignWriting Notation

  • Yosra Bouzid
  • Maher Jbali
  • Oussama El Ghoul
  • Mohamed Jemni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)


Many transcription systems, like SignWriting, have been suggested in the last decades to describe sign language in a written form. But, these systems have some limitations, they are not easily understood and adopted by the members of deaf community who usually use video and avatar-based systems to access information. In this context, we present in this paper a new tool for automatically generating 3D animation sequences from SW notation. The SW notation is provided as input in an XML based format called SWML (SignWriting Markup Language). This tool aims to improve the reading and writing capabilities of a deaf person who has no special training to read and write in SL.


Deaf Sign Language SignWriting SWML avatar 3D signing animation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yosra Bouzid
    • 1
  • Maher Jbali
    • 1
  • Oussama El Ghoul
    • 1
  • Mohamed Jemni
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication & Electrical Ingineering (LaTICE)Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de TunisTunisTunisia

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