Feature vector or time-series – comparison of gestures representations in automatic gesture recognition systems
Abstract: In this paper, we performed recognition of isolated sign language gestures - obtained from Australian Sign Language Database (AUSLAN) – using statistics to reduce dimensionality and neural networks to recognize patterns. We designated a set of 70 signal features to represent each gesture as a feature vector instead of a time series, used principal component analysis (PCA) and independent component analysis (ICA) to reduce dimensionality and indicate the features most relevant for gesture detection. To classify the vectors a feedforward neural network was used. The resulting accuracy of detection ranged between 61 to 87%.
Keywords: principal component analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), Neural Networks, sign language, automatic recognition
Area: Biomedical Engineering
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