|A news program instantly captioned through the speech recognition system|
March 14, 2012
Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK: Japanese Broadcasting Association) started its news program with caption which broadcasts from 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday has started on March 14.
The real-time caption system using the speech recognition system was developed based on the work of the NHK technical research center in 2010 (see the related link).
The speech of a persons untrained as an announcer talking is difficult to be captioned instantly. In case of the interview to a person, etc., the trained announcer rephrases what he says, which is captioned at the same time.
NHK will continue to broadcast more programs to be captioned one by one.
Japanese original article:
NHK Laboratories Note No. 464
SPEECH RECOGNITION ENGINE FOR REALIME BROADCAST NEWS CAPTIONING