American Sign Language Database
We built a four camera system to record native sign language speakers. The cameras were combined to generate 3D video information. The data was used to create a visual dictionary for American Sign Language (ASL). The dictionary provides a reverse look-up database for translating sign information. The user signs into the computer’s camera. Software searches the extensive database. The most likely sign matches are presented. This method is useful for translating sign into text, as well as, helping people learn how to sign. If you have a word to express, it’s generally easy to find the sign. But, have you ever seen a sign and wondered what it meant? Now you can look it up!