Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

5-2008

Publication Source

ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

1

Last Page

27

DOI

10.1145/1296843.1296879

Abstract

We discuss important factors in the design of evaluation studies for systems that generate animations of American Sign Language (ASL) sentences. In particular, we outline how some cultural and linguistic characteristics of members of the American Deaf community must be taken into account so as to ensure the accuracy of evaluations involving these users. Finally, we describe our implementation and user-based evaluation (by native ASL signers) of a prototype ASL generator to produce sentences containing classifier predicates, frequent and complex spatial phenomena that previous ASL generators have not produced.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© ACM 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1361203.1361206

Keywords

american sign language, animation, natural language generation, evaluation, accessibility technology for the deaf

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Date Posted: 13 January 2016