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SignWriting in Software

“TuniSigner: A Virtual Avatar
to Interpret
SignWriting Notations”


by
Yosra Bouzid
and
Mohamed Jemni


1 ABSTRACT

“TuniSigner: A Virtual Avatar
to Interpret SignWriting Notations”

by
Yosra Bouzid
Research Laboratory of
Technologies of Information and
Communication & Electrical Engineering
LaTICE, University of Tunis
 yosrabouzid@hotmail.fr

and

Mohamed Jemni
Research Laboratory of
Technologies of Information and
Communication & Electrical Engineering
LaTICE, University of Tunis
mohamed.jemni2000@yahoo.fr

Virtual Reality is an exciting technology that holds great promise for delivering inno-vative new ways for people with special needs to deal with information more easily. For instance, signing avatars are virtual human characters capable of performing sign language utterances in a three dimensional environment. They are actually used by deaf community for interpreting television news, teaching school subjects, creating sign language dictionaries, and displaying SMS message content on mobile phone screen. These digital humanoids provide a cost effective and efficient way to make all kind of information accessible to sign language users.

In this paper, we present an avatar-based system named tuniSigner for synthesizing virtual reality animations from SignWriting notations. The virtual signer will display and interpret the transcribed gestures in natural and comprehensible movements. Certainly, showing how the actual gestures should be performed in visual-gestural modality would be very useful for deaf signers.

The proposed system includes basically three main modules to process the SWML signbox of the input notation, generate its corresponding linguistic representation, and convert the incorporated manual and non-manual features into Sign Modeling Language SML, a gesture description language developed by WebSign project to drive a synthetic human character. tuniSigner is available online at:

TuniSigner
http://tunisigner.com/

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New Information

The tuniSigner website is now available online at: http://tunisigner.com/

A short demo video is provided on the home page to illustrate how to browse signs and use the virtual avatar.

Just a short note: Firefox is the most appropriate browser to use for the visualization of avatar animations, in fact, the WebSign Player will crash when playing the 3D animation using Google Chrome.

Finally, we hope you enjoy our new website
Your feedback and suggestions are welcome, so please let us know what you think!


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2 VIDEO
 
 
Video 1: This video is a demonstration of how
to use the tuniSigner Avatar Program.
The program teaches users how to read signs written in SignWriting, using the Avatar to demonstrate the signs.
 
 
Video 2: Yosra Bouzid Speaks in English
About the tuniSigner Avatar Program

 
3 SLIDES
 

4 PAPER

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“tuniSigner:
An Avatar based System
to Interpret SignWriting Notations”


by
Yosra Bouzid

 
5 AUTHORS
Yosra Bouzid
Research Laboratory
of Technologies of
Information and
Communication &
Electrical Engineering
LaTICE, University of Tunis

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Mohamed Jemni
Research Laboratory
of Technologies of
Information and
Communication &
Electrical Engineering
LaTICE, University of Tunis

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