Animations from Paper Entitled: Learning a Vector-Based Model of American Sign Language Inflecting Verbs from Motion-Capture Data
Pengfei Lu and Matt Huenerfauth
Verbs Studied in this Paper
We studied five ASL verbs in this paper:
- ASK1h: A one-handed sign in which the signer's dominant hand moves from the subject location toward the object location while the extended index finger begins to bend.
- GIVE2h: A two-handed sign in which the signer's hands move as a pair from a location near the subject location (the giver) toward the object location (the person to whom something is given).
- MEET: A two-handed sign in which the signer's hands move toward each other, each starting at locations near the subject and object of the verb (the two people meeting). This verb is symmetrical in its performance: the right hand is used for the entity on the right side (whether subject or object), and the left hand is used for the entity on the left side.
- SCOLD: A one-handed sign in which the signer's dominant hand with an index finger extended points to the object (the person being scolded) and wags up and down. This verb only inflects for object location.
- TELL: A one-handed sign in which the signer's dominant hand with index finger extended moves from the mouth toward the location of the object (the person being told something). This verb only inflects for object location.
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