Effective Hand Gesture Classification Approaches

  • Prashan Premaratne
Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)


Hand gestures recognition goals can only be fulfilled when gesture isolation is coupled with an effective feature extraction followed by highly efficient classification. In the context of machine vision, feature extraction and classification can be jointly called pattern recognition in which, previous known patterns are matched with a query gesture.


Distance metrics Euclidean distance Manhattan distance Chebyshev distance Mnkowski distance Mahalanobis distance Linear classification NonLinear classification Fisher’s discriminant Multiclass classification Multiclass perceptron Linear support vector machines Nonlinear support vector machines Nearest neighbor classification K-means nearest neighbor classification Multilayer neural networks Learning paradigms Supervised learning Unsupervised learning Reinforcement learning Neural computing Hidden Markov model 


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