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SIGN LANGUAGE INTO COMPUTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026591D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Methods exist for addressing a computer including the use of a typewriter terminal to do programming or processing. Speaking or talking to a computer is also possible. This does internally require a voice recognition system which generally will recognize one person's voice and only for a limited vocabulary for one language.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SIGN LANGUAGE INTO COMPUTERS
Richard F. Bergen

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.434/112 Int. C1. G09b 21/00

Methods exist for addressing a computer including the use of a typewriter terminal to do programming or processing. Speaking or talking to a computer is also possible. This does internally require a voice recognition system which generally will recognize one person's voice and only for a limited vocabulary for one language.

Sign language is an international language which by simple gesture can signify a letter of the alphabet, a number or a word.

Therefore, a system is disclosed that will make it possible to input into a computer with sign language. A mechanical, optical electronic, or combination thereof, recognition system would convert the sign to an acceptable signal for the computer for programming or processing. For example, optical correlation, a Vidicon or proximity sensors could be used to input the signal into the computer.

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vo1.17 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1992 409

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410 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vo1.17 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1992

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