Presentation 2004/3/18
Construction of an Electronic Japanese Sign Language
Yumiko FUKUDA,
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Abstract(in English) An electronic Japanese sign language dictionary, by which example sign sentences of the meanings of the basic sign words are presented along with their video pictures, has been constructed in order to assist learning of the sign language. 250 kinds of basic sign words were selected for editing the dictionary by the criteria; firstly, the occurrence frequency is high, and secondly, the usage is characteristic of sign language. Then, the meanings involved in each of the basic words were categorized, example sign sentences corresponding the meaning categories were composed, and devised to display for each basic word. About 1,400 sign sentences were accomodated. As for the signing gestures, in addition to the display of video animation files, the analytical descriptions on body movement relevant to the sign gesture were provided by listing in five items; 1) label of the sign word, 2) head, upper extremities and stem movements, 3) eyebrow shapes, 4) eye shapes, and 5) mouth shapes. Grammatical explanations of the sign words were also provided, whenever it was necessary. The operating environment of this electronic dictionary is as follows: OS; Windows XP, 2000 (ME and 98). Memory; more than 128MB. CPU; Pentium III or faster, Usable area of HDD; more than 5GB. Distributed media: DVD.
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Keyword(in English) Japanese sign language / electronic dictionary / basic sign words / sign grammar / database
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Conference Date 2004/3/18(1days)
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Title (in English) Construction of an Electronic Japanese Sign Language
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Keyword(1) Japanese sign language
Keyword(2) electronic dictionary
Keyword(3) basic sign words
Keyword(4) sign grammar
Keyword(5) database
1st Author's Name Yumiko FUKUDA
1st Author's Affiliation Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for the Disables()
Date 2004/3/18
Paper # WIT2003-60
Volume (vol) vol.103
Number (no) 746
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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