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University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Sign language synthesis

Investigator

Ing. Krňoul Zdeněk <zdkrnoul@kky.zcu.cz>

Signed speech synthesis

Synthesis of signed speech is animation of movements of signing human figure. The task of synthesis is creation of model of human, parametrically controlable for imitation of human movements. By joining the signed speech animation system (rendering) with signed speech translation system, we can get virtual interpreter from text to signed speech, applicable for example for interpretation of TV news.

Video samples - 120 kB 256x282 [DivX AVI] Left: video record of a real signing human [1] and first version of signed speech synthesis using H-anim model, project MUSSLAP.

[1] Jiří Langer, Václav Ptáček a Karel Dvořák: Znaková zásoba českého znakového jazyka (Sign vocabulary of the Czech sign language), Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc 2004.