Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Avatar-Based Italian Sign Language Visualization System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_19,
        author={Andrea Falletto and Paolo Prinetto and Gabriele Tiotto},
        title={An Avatar-Based Italian Sign Language Visualization System},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Sign Languages Computer Graphics Virtual Reality E-Inclusion},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_19}
    }
    
  • Andrea Falletto
    Paolo Prinetto
    Gabriele Tiotto
    Year: 2012
    An Avatar-Based Italian Sign Language Visualization System
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_19
Andrea Falletto1,*, Paolo Prinetto2,*, Gabriele Tiotto2,*
  • 1: RAI, Centro Ricerche e Innovazione Tecnologica
  • 2: Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
*Contact email: a.falletto@rai.it, Paolo.Prinetto@polito.it, Gabriele.Tiotto@polito.it

Abstract

In this paper, we present an experimental system that supports the translation from Italian to Italian Sign Language (ISL) of the deaf and its visualization through a virtual character. Our objective is to develop a complete platform useful for any application and reusable on several platforms including Web, Digital Television and offline text translation. The system relies on a database that stores both a corpus of Italian words and words coded in the ISL notation system. An interface for the insertion of data is implemented, that allows future extensions and integrations.