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Gesture-Based Communication in Human-Computer Interaction : International Gesture Workshop, Gw'99, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, March 17-19, 1999 Proceedings - Annelies Braffort

Gesture-Based Communication in Human-Computer Interaction

International Gesture Workshop, Gw'99, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, March 17-19, 1999 Proceedings

By: Annelies Braffort (Editor), Rachid Gherbi (Editor), Sylvie Gibet (Editor), James Richardson (Editor), Daniel Teil (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th January 2000
ISBN: 9783540669357
Number Of Pages: 340

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The need to improve communication between humans and computers has been instrumental in de ning new modalities of communication, and new ways of interacting with machines. Gestures can convey information for which other modalities are not e cient or suitable. In natural and user-friendly interaction, gesturescanbeused, asasinglemodality, orcombinedinmultimodalinteraction schemes which involvespeech, or textual media. Speci cation methodologiescan be developed to design advanced interaction processes in order to de ne what kind of gestures are used, which meaning they convey, and what the paradigms of interaction are. Research centred on gesture interaction has recently provided signi cant technologicalimprovements, in particular: gesture capture and tra- ing (from video streams or other input devices), motion recognition, motion generation, and animation. In addition, active research in the elds of signal processing, pattern recognition, arti cial intelligence, and linguistics is relevant to the areas covered by the multidisciplinary research on gesture as a means of communication. Resulting fromathree-dayinternationalworkshopin Gif-sur-Yvette, France, with 80 participants from ten countries all over the world, this book presents contributions on gesture under the focus of human-computer communication. The workshop was run by Universit e Paris Sud, Orsay, on the lines of GW'96 at York University, UK, and GW'97 at Bielefeld University, Germany. Its purpose was to bring together scientists from researchand industrial organisationswo- ing on all aspects of gesture modelling and interaction. The book is organised in sixsections, coveringhumanperceptionandproductionofgesture, gestureloc- isation and movement segmentation, vision-based recognition and sign language recognition, gesture synthesis and animation, and multimodality.

Human Perception and Production of Gesture
Invited Paper
Seeing Biological Motion - Is There a Role for Cognitive Strategies?p. 3
Long Papers
The Expressive Power of Gestures: Capturing Scent in a Spatial Shapep. 23
Non-obvious Performer Gestures in Instrumental Musicp. 37
Short Papers
The Ecological Approach to Multimodal System Designp. 49
Analysis of Trunk and Upper Limb Articular Synergiesp. 53
Localisation and Segmentation
Long Papers
GREFIT: Visual Recognition of Hand Posturesp. 61
Towards Imitation Learning of Grasping Movements by an Autonomous Robotp. 73
A Line-Scan Computer Vision Algorithm for Identifying Human Body Featuresp. 85
Short Paper
Hand Posture Recognition in a Body-Face Centered Spacep. 97
Recognition
Invited Paper
Vision-Based Gesture Recognition: A Reviewp. 103
Long Papers
Person Localization and Posture Recognition for Human-Robot Interactionp. 117
Statistical Gesture Recognition Through Modelling of Parameter Trajectoriesp. 129
Gesture Recognition for Visually Mediated Interactionp. 141
Short Papers
Interpretation of Pointing Gestures: The PoG Systemp. 153
Control of In-vehicle Systems by Gesturesp. 159
Sign Language
Invited Paper
French Sign Language: Proposition of a Structural Explanation by Iconicityp. 165
Long Papers
HMM-Based Continuous Sign Language Recognition Using Stochastic Grammarsp. 185
A Method for Analyzing Spatial Relationships Between Words in Sign Language Recognitionp. 197
Toward Scalability in ASL Recognition: Breaking Down Signs into Phonemesp. 211
Gesture Synthesis and Animation
Long Papers
A Complete System for the Specification and the Generation of Sign Language Gesturesp. 227
Sign Specification and Synthesisp. 239
Active Character: Dynamic Reaction to the Userp. 253
Short Papers
Reactiva'Motion Project: Motion Synthesis Based on a Reactive Representationp. 265
The Emotional Avatar: Non-verbal Communication Between Inhabitants of Collaborative Virtual Environmentsp. 269
Multimodality
Invited Paper
Communicative Rhythm in Gesture and Speechp. 277
Long Papers
Temporal Symbolic Integration Applied to a Multimodal System Using Gestures and Speechp. 291
A Multimodal Interface Framework for Using Hand Gestures and Speech in Virtual Environment Applicationsp. 303
Round Table
Stimulating Research into Gestural Human Machine Interactionp. 317
Author Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9783540669357
ISBN-10: 3540669353
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 12th January 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.49

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