Monday, November 23, 2009

Google and automatic captioning

YouTube, part of Google have introduced a technology which enables automatic speech recognition [ASR] which was developed jointly by the University of New South Wales.

What this means is that captions can be added to existing videos on YouTube, the online video website.
You could even have a script in a text file, to accompany the video footage and the system would synchronise the two.

BlogMeister says...
I can see how this would be a boon for captioners, TV stations [I'm looking in the direction of the commercial TV channels here], anyone who produces video and needs to provide captions for those of us in the deaf world. I'm sure the technology is easily transferable.
Oh yeah, thats the same world as your world.


Also - you'll need a broadband connection to view youTube, captioned or not

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