Modeling and recognition of gesture signals in 2D space: A comparison of NN and SVM approaches

Farhad Dadgostar, Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Chao Fan, Liyanage De Silva, Chris Messom

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In this paper we introduce a novel technique for modeling and recognizing gesture signals in 2D space. This technique is based on measuring the direction of the gradient of the movement trajectory as features of the gesture signal. Each gesture signal is represented as a time series of gradient angle values. These features are classified by applying a given classification method. In this article we compared the accuracy of a feed forward Artificial Neural Network with a Support Vector Machine using a radial kernel. The comparison was based on the recorded data of 13 gesture signals as training and testing data. The average accuracy of the ANN and SVM were 98.27% and 96.34% respectively. The false detection ratio was 3.83% for ANN and 8.45% for SVM, which suggests the ANN is more suitable for gesture signal recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedings - 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2006
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence 2006 - Arlington, United States of America
Duration: 13 Oct 200615 Oct 2006
Conference number: 18th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence 2006
Abbreviated titleICTAI 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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