Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Innovation In Accessibility

Creating captions for your videos on YouTube has become much easier thanks to the introduction of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology.

Auto-Timing:
Upload a transcript (a simple file with the text of what's said in the video), and through speech recognition technology we'll turn it into synchronised captions. Timing is the toughest part of creating captions, but now this should be much easier. The technology works best for videos with good sound quality and clear spoken English.

Auto-Captions: We use the same speech recognition technology to create machine-generated captions (which can then be translated into 51 languages). You can see auto-caps in action right now on a range of educational channels, such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Yale, UCLA, Duke, UCTV, Columbia, PBS, National Geographic, Demand Media, UNSW and most Google channels, including YouTube's. Click on the menu button at the bottom right of the video player, then click CC and the arrow to its left, then click the new "Transcribe Audio" button. In time, we hope to expand this feature for many more YouTube videos.


Auto-caps is a continued step towards YouTube's goal of making video accessible everywhere (web, mobile, TV) and to everyone (other countries, languages, alternative access modes). It's also an example of using technology to enhance the video experience. For more details, please check this post on the Google Blog.

To learn more about how to use auto-caps and auto-timing, check out our help centre article and this short video:



Hiroto Tokusei, Senior Product Manager, recently watched "
(HD) 夜のゆりかもめ(新橋→豊洲) 01."

7 comments:

bishowkt said...

* 'Fall of the Republic' full length video'!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shU

______________________

* Climate-gate!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPQIm9yXA1I

Gralgrathor said...

False DMCA flagging-gate!

DiSCo said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
DiSCo said...

Really trustworthy blog. sesli Please keep updating with great posts like this one. sesli sohbet I have booked marked your site and am about to email it

to a few friends of mine that I know would enjoy reading.. sesli chat

DiSCo said...

Really trustworthy blog. sesli Please keep updating with great posts like this one. sesli sohbet I have booked marked your site and am about to email it

to a few friends of mine that I know would enjoy reading.. sesli chat

DiSCo said...

Thank you for sharing a nice article.
seslisohbet

abbott.simth said...

It is interesting and more creative video shared so that can be know that and used in this post.
nursery furniture

Post a Comment