Hand Gesture Recognition Using T-CombNET: A New Neural Network Model

Marcus Vinicius LAMAR  Md. Shoaib BHUIYAN  Akira IWATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D   No.11   pp.1986-1995
Publication Date: 2000/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Biocybernetics, Neurocomputing
neural networks,  local model neural networks,  gesture recognition,  sign language recognition,  computer vision,  

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This paper presents a new neural network structure, called Temporal-CombNET (T-CombNET), dedicated to the time series analysis and classification. It has been developed from a large scale Neural Network structure, CombNET-II, which is designed to deal with a very large vocabulary, such as Japanese character recognition. Our specific modifications of the original CombNET-II model allow it to do temporal analysis, and to be used in large set of human movements recognition system. In T-CombNET structure one of most important parameter to be set is the space division criterion. In this paper we analyze some practical approaches and present an Interclass Distance Measurement based criterion. The T-CombNET performance is analyzed applying to in a practical problem, Japanese Kana finger spelling recognition. The obtained results show a superior recognition rate when compared to different neural network structures, such as Multi-Layer Perceptron, Learning Vector Quantization, Elman and Jordan Partially Recurrent Neural Networks, CombNET-II, k-NN, and the proposed T-CombNET structure.