3D convolutional neural networks for dynamic sign language recognition

Liang, Zhi Jie, Liao, Sheng Bin and Hu, Bing Zhang (2018) 3D convolutional neural networks for dynamic sign language recognition. Computer Journal, 61 (11). pp. 1725-1736. ISSN 0010-4620

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Abstract

Automatic dynamic sign language recognition is even more challenging than gesture recognition due to the fact that the vocabularies are large and signs are context dependent. Previous works in this direction tend to build classifiers based on complex hand-crafted features computed from the raw inputs. As a type of deep learning model, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have significantly advanced the accuracy of human gesture classification. However, such methods are currently used to treat video frames as 2D images and recognize gestures at the individual frame level. In this paper, we present a data driven system in which 3D-CNNs are applied to extract spatial and temporal features from video streams, and the motion information is captured by noting the variation in depth between each pair of consecutive frames. To further boost the performance, multi-modal of video streams, including infrared, contour and skeleton are used as input for the architecture and the prediction results estimated from the different sub-networks were fused together. In order to validate our method, we introduce a new challenging multi-modal dynamic sign language dataset captured with Kinect sensors. We evaluate the proposed approach on the collected dataset and achieve superior performance. Moreover, our method achieves a mean Jaccard Index score of 0.836 on the ChaLearn Looking at People Gesture datasets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3d convolutional neural networks,deep learning,model combination,sign language recognition,computer science(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 07:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71381
DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxy049

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