Animations from Paper Entitled: Synthesizing American Sign Language Spatially Inflected Verbs from Motion-Capture Data
SLTAT Workshop, 2011
Pengfei Lu and Matt Huenerfauth
Verbs Studied in This Paper
We studied four ASL verbs in this paper:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
Movies in Apple Quicktime MOV Video format
The links below will display animations in Apple Quicktime MOV Video format. The verbs are shown embedded in a sentence. If you are unfamiliar with ASL and you want to know what these verbs look like in isolation, you may consult this page from a prior publication.
The sample sentences:
- JOHN POINT-LEFT ASK MARY POINT-RIGHT
- BOOK, JOHN POINT-LEFT GIVE MARY POINT-RIGHT
- JOHN SCOLD MARY POINT-RIGHT
- JOHN TELL MARY POINT-RIGHT