Web Service Translating Content into Turkish Sign Language

Gumuscekicci G., Ezerceli O., Tek F. B.

5th International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (UBMK), Diyarbakır, Turkey, 9 - 11 September 2020, pp.355-359 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ubmk50275.2020.9219479
  • City: Diyarbakır
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-359
  • Keywords: sign language, translation system, web service
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The essential communication tool for people with hearing loss is sign language. It is way more efficient for their communication. Existing systems for translating the text into sign language are offline and not practical. In this study, we propose a web service-based solution for online translation of content into Turkish Sign Language. We implemented the system and tested it using 32 sentences of 189 words as inputs. The correct word translation rate was 81.74% for the media or audio inputs and the correct word translation for the text inputs was 81.09% The results show the feasibility of the solution and the potential for improvements.