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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


eISSN: 1178-5608



VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 1 (March 2014) > List of articles


Archana S. Ghotkar * / Dr. Gajanan K. Kharate *

Keywords : Indian sign language, vision based hand gesture recognition, hand tracking, segmentation, feature extraction, classification, computer vision, pattern recognition

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 96-115, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 03-January-2014 / Accepted: 14-February-2014 / Published Online: 27-December-2017



Human Computer Interaction moves forward in the field of sign language interpretation.Indian Sign Language (ISL) Interpretation system is a good way to help the Indian hearing impaired people to interact with normal people with the help of computer. As compared to other sign languages, ISL interpretation has got less attention by the researcher. In this paper, some historical background, need, scope and concern of ISL are given. Vision based hand gesture recognition system have been discussed as hand plays vital communication mode. Considering earlier reported work, various techniques available for hand tracking, segmentation, feature extraction and classification are listed. Vision based system have challenges over traditional hardware based approach; by efficient use of computer vision and pattern recognition, it is possible to work on such system which will be natural and accepted, in general.

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