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ThinkMind // ACHI 2014, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2014_13_30_20105


Experimental Study into the Time Taken to Understand Words when Reading Japanese Sign Language

Authors:
Mina Terauchi
Keiko Watanabe
Yuji Nagashima

Keywords: Sign Language; predict recognition; transition;

Abstract:
We are conducting research in areas such as linguistic and cognitive analysis of sign language, and animation, with the aim of assisting the hearing impaired with communication. It was already assumed that hearing-impaired people recognize the meaning of sign language words while the sign language movement is being performed. Based on the results of dialog-based analysis of sign language however, we predicted that hearing-impaired people would understand the meaning of sign language words during the “transition” stages. For the purposes of this paper, we compiled a series of experiment sentences and conducted an experiment to determine the timing with which hearing-impaired people recognized target words in each sentence. The results of the experiment indicated that hearing-impaired people recognized a high percentage of words during the “in-transition” stage. Based on these results, we can assume that hearing-impaired people understand sign language sentences by effectively utilizing hand shapes, movements and information such as expressions and intonation. The challenge for the future is how to harness this information to improve the comprehension abilities of students undergoing sign language education.

Pages: 313 to 318

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2014

Publication date: March 23, 2014

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-325-4

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: from March 23, 2014 to March 27, 2014

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