Animations from Paper Entitled: Synthesizing and Evaluating Animations of American Sign Language Verbs Modeled from Motion-Capture Data
Matt Huenerfauth and Pengfei Lu
Verbs Studied in This Paper
This webpage shows examples of animations the eight verbs; these animations were used in phase 2 of the study.
- ASK: 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.
- COPY: A two-handed sign in which the right flat hand begins against the left flat hand near the object (someone being copied) moves toward subject (copier).
- EMAIL: A two-handed sign in which the right hand (bent-flat handshape) is passed through the cavity of the left hand (C handshape) from subject to object.
- GIVE: 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.
- SEND: A two-handed sign in which the fingertips of the right hand quickly slide over the back of the left hand, moving from subject (sender) to object (recipient).
- 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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