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Title:The Development and Evaluation of a Speech-to-Sign Translation System to Assist Transactions
Authors: Stephen Cox ; Michael Lincoln ; Judy Tryggvason ; Melanie Nakisa ; Mark Wells ; Marcus Tutt ; Sanja Abbott
Date: 2003
Publication Title:International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Publisher:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:16 (2) Page Nos:141-161
DOI:10.207/S15327590IJHC1602_02 ISBN/ISSN:1044-7318
The design, development, and evaluation of an experimental translation system that aims to aid transactions between a deaf person and a clerk in a post office (PO) is described. The system uses a speech recognizer to recognize speech from a PO clerk and then synthesizes recognized phrases in British Sign language (BSL) using a specially developed avatar. The main objective in developing this prototype system was to determine how useful it would be to a customer whose first language was BSL, and to discover what areas of the system required more research and development to make it more effective. The system was evaluated by 6 prelingually profoundly deaf people and 3 PO clerks. Deaf users and PO clerks were supportive of the system, but the former group required a higher quality of signing from the avatar and the latter a system that was less constrained in the phrases it could recognize; both these areas are being addressed in the next phase of development.
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author = { Stephen Cox and Michael Lincoln and Judy Tryggvason and Melanie Nakisa and Mark Wells and Marcus Tutt and Sanja Abbott },
title = {The Development and Evaluation of a Speech-to-Sign Translation System to Assist Transactions},
journal = {International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction},
publisher = {Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc},
year = 2003,
volume = {16 (2)},
pages = {141-161},
doi = {10.207/S15327590IJHC1602_02},

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