Real-time captioning on news program through speech recognition

A news program instantly captioned through the speech recognition system
(photo: http://www.nhk.or.jp/

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:
http://www.phileweb.com/news/hobby/201203/14/953.html

Related link:
NHK Laboratories Note No. 464
SPEECH RECOGNITION ENGINE FOR REALIME BROADCAST NEWS CAPTIONING

http://www.nhk.or.jp/strl/publica/labnote/lab464.html

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