YouTube adds speech recogntion

by admin November 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

YouTube has just spliced Google Voice’s speech recognition technology into the video captioning process to create a frighteningly powerful mashup: auto captioning. Yup, YouTube now captions your webcam rants for you, so there’s no more mucking around with timestamps. But that’s just the start for what this pairing could do on the world’s biggest video sharing site.

Rolling out in the next few days across a sleek few channels, YouTube’s auto captioning technique scans the soundtrack of a video for words, then chucks the words up on screen in sync, as teletext subtitles do on TV, but without the need for manual transcription.

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