Capturing Distalization

Rose Stamp, Lilyana Khatib, Hagit Hel-Or

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Abstract

Coding and analyzing large amounts of video data is a challenge for sign language researchers, who traditionally code 2D video data manually. In recent years, the implementation of 3D motion capture technology as a means of automatically tracking movement in sign language data has been an important step forward. Several studies show that motion capture technologies can measure sign language movement parameters - such as volume, speed, variance - with high accuracy and objectivity. In this paper, using motion capture technology and machine learning, we attempt to automatically measure a more complex feature in sign language known as distalization. In general, distalized signs use the joints further from the torso (such as the wrist), however, the measure is relative and therefore distalization is not straightforward to measure. The development of a reliable and automatic measure of distalization using motion tracking technology is of special interest in many fields of sign language research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages
Subtitle of host publicationMultilingual Sign Language Resources, sign-lang 2022 - held in conjunction with the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2022 - Proceedings
EditorsEleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen, Johanna Mesch, Marc Schulder
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages187-191
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546863
StatePublished - 2022
Event10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources, sign-lang 2022 - Marseille, France
Duration: 20 Jun 202225 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources, sign-lang 2022 - held in conjunction with the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2022 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources, sign-lang 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityMarseille
Period20/06/2225/06/22

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© European Language Resources Association (ELRA), licensed under CC-BY-NC 4.0.

Keywords

  • Israeli Sign Language
  • Kinect Azure
  • distalization
  • motion capture
  • proximalization

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