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Krňoul, Z. and Železný, M. : Translation and Conversion for Czech Sign Speech Synthesis . Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 4629, p. 524-531, 2007.


Recent research progress in developing of Czech Sign Speech synthesizer is presented. The current goal is to improve a system for automatic synthesis to produce accurate synthesis of the Sign Speech. The synthesis system converts written text to an animation of an artificial human model. This includes translation of text to sign phrases and its conversion to the animation of an avatar. The animation is composed of movements and deformations of segments of hands, a head and also a face. The system has been evaluated by two initial perceptual tests. The perceptual tests indicate that the designed synthesis system is capable to produce intelligible Sign Speech.

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Title: Translation and Conversion for Czech Sign Speech Synthesis
Author: Krňoul, Z. ; Železný, M.
Language: English
Date of publication: 1 Jan 2007
Year: 2007
Type of publication: Papers in journals
Title of journal or book: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series: 4629
Page: 524 - 531
ISBN: 0302-9743
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sign speech synthesis, sign speech translation, avatar animation, talking head


 author = {Kr\v{n}oul, Z. and \v{Z}elezn\'{y}, M.},
 title = {Translation and Conversion for Czech Sign Speech Synthesis},
 year = {2007},
 journal = {Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence},
 pages = {524-531},
 series = {4629},
 ISBN = {0302-9743},
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