Indian Sign Language (ISL) Translation System For Sign Language Learning


M. Jerin Jose
V. Priyadharshni
M. Suresh Anand
A. Kumaresan
N. Mohan Kumar


Sign language is a language which uses visually transmitted sign patterns to convey meaning. It is the combination of hand shapes, orientation and movement of hands, arms or body, and facial expressions. Our System is capable of recognizing sign-language symbols can be used as a means of communication with hard of hearing people. Our paper proposes a system to help normal people can easily communicate with hard of hearing people. Instead we are using a camera and microphone as a device to implement the Indian Sign Language (ISL) system. The ISL translation system has translation of voice into Indian Sign Language. The ISL translation system uses microphone or USB camera to get images or continuous video image (from normal people) which can be interpreted by the application. Acquired voices are assumed to be translation, scale and rotation invariant. In this process the steps of translation are acquisition of images, binarized, classification, hand shape edge detection and feature extraction. After getting vectors feature extraction state then pattern matching done by comparing existing database. The GUI application is displaying and sending the message to the receiver. This system makes normal people to communicate easily with deaf/dumb person. Also in video calling or chatting this application helps the hard speaking and hearing people.