Translation of Indian Sign Language to Text-A Comprehensive Review


  • Seema Sabharwal Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Baba Mastnath University, Rohtak, INDIA
  • Priti Singla Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Baba Mastnath University, Rohtak, INDIA


Comprehensive review, ISL Translation, ISL Recognition, Indian Sign Language, PRISMA


Deaf and mute persons across the world uses gestures, non-manual features to interact with fellow persons. This way of communication is called Gesture language or Sign language. Gesture languages are local in nature because of their dependency on geographical area, syntax, pragmatics, and other attributes. The focus of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of conventional as well as contemporary Indian sign language translation system. The process of literature review has been carried out in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines by searching in Scopus, google scholar, Science direct and Lensorg databases. Different articles were included between the years 2010 to 2023 for the purpose of literature review. The study was based on four themes-dataset, technique, result and previous literature reviews. This is the first detailed review conducted in the field of Indian sign language translation system which solely analyses literature related to ISL as per author’s knowledge. The findings of this research article may contribute to gain insights and form a blueprint for future areas in the arena of Indian Sign Language translation/recognition system.


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Sabharwal, S. ., & Singla, P. . (2024). Translation of Indian Sign Language to Text-A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 12(14s), 309–319. Retrieved from



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