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Captions Coming to YouTube Videos

Category: Internet
Posted: 08:51PM

YouTube has announced that all of its content will soon be available to the deaf and hard of hearing through the use of an automatic captioning system. Up till now, the service was limited to content available from select partners, but will now be available to the remainder of the sites content. The speech recognition technology has been in development at Google for some time and can handle various degrees of accent variation and pronunciation, among others. The system isn't flawless, and in the given example, sim card was mistaken for salmon.

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Andrewr05 on March 6, 2010 05:53AM
Yeah I tried this out on a few videos. --- You can even use Google's Beta CC that tries to use voice recognition software to make captions on the fly. --- It doesn't work very well at this point...
NCC10281982B on March 6, 2010 08:21AM
Yeah, if its is anything like the speech recognition that they use for google voice I don't see it working all that great.
CheeseMan42 on March 6, 2010 02:29PM
The Google Voice speech recognition is pretty bad. This is a step in the right direction at least.
d3bruts1d on March 6, 2010 04:40PM
Which is odd, because speech on Google 411 is great... speech on Google Voice sucks.

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