Monday, July 30, 2012

Subtitle App

Makers of an app in development claim it will use crowdsourcing to create subtitles for everyday life. Researchers from the University of Rochester say Scribe sends an audio track from the user's phone to a central server where Amazon's Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing service transcribes the information. They are hoping that adding the human element will cut out some of the mistakes that computers alone will make when transcribing audio. The team says a beta version will be ready for release soon. Here's a video about it.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow, a video about subtitles that isn't captioned....nice work. Too bad most of the audience you're intending to reach won't be able to follow the video you're intending to show.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I was thinking! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Dear "Mr. Unknown" - it is captioned - look at the cc on the bottom of the screen and click on english.