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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-017-03-0399


The Synthesis of LSE Classifiers: From Representation to Evaluation

Fernando López-Colino (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

José Colás (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Abstract: This work presents a first approach to the synthesis of Spanish Sign Language's (LSE) Classifier Constructions (CCs). All current attempts at the automatic synthesis of LSE simply create the animations corresponding to sequences of signs. This work, however, includes the synthesis of the LSE classification phenomena, defining more complex elements than simple signs, such as Classifier Predicates, Inflective CCs and Affixal classifiers. The intelligibility of our synthetic messages was evaluated by LSE natives, who reported a recognition rate of 93% correct answers.

Keywords: Automatic Synthesis, Classifier Constructions, Deaf People, Spanish Sign Language

Categories: H.5.2, I.2.7, I.3.7, K.4.2