International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Prototypes and Models | Computer Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Alphabet based Sign Language Translator for Two Way Communication

Ashwin Reddy

Abstract: American Sign Language is a language that is used by those individuals who are physically impaired and cannot communicate through common spoken languages. Due to lack of awareness and a small population of individuals using sign language, those who rely on it as their only means of communication require human sign language translators in order to be able to communicate with the more fortunate abled individuals. However, in reality, it is not always practically feasible to have a human translator present at all times. That is why automation of a human sign language translator?s work can prove to be a more suitable alternative in a broader spectrum of use cases. A portable and practical sign language translator proves to be more socially and technically feasible than a human sign language translator. Keeping these set of circumstances in mind we are developing an application that allows two-way communication between a physically impaired individual and an abled individual. The application is designed for two categories of users: those who use ASL as their primary language for communication (disabled) and those who use English as their primary language for communication (abled). The primal aim is to curb the language barrier that exists between the 2 categories of individuals in the hopes of providing better opportunities in society for the less fortunate through the use of our application. We propose to use a machine learning, computer vision based model that is capable of learning and performing the translations between English text and American Sign Language and vice versa.

Keywords: American Sign Language, Machine learning, Deep learning, Machine translation, Translator, MediaPipe, English

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1427 - 1432

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