English to Sign Language Translation SoftwareBy Wideman, Carol J.; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on two American Sign Language (ASL) translation applications: (1) SigningAvatar, and (2) the Sign4Me Communicator. SigningAvator is a software program that utilizes three-dimensional computer-generated characters called Avatars, which communicate via various forms of ASL. The use of animation as opposed to video offers a number of advantages, as whole sentences can be linked together smoothly, and manual signs and facial expressions can be combined in any way the user would like. The speed and repetition of signing content can also be controlled by the user. The Sign4Me Communicator is an automated text-to-ASL and lip-synched speech translation device. Text can be typed or pasted into the device and translated into ASL.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/167.htm