Google to Autocaption YouTube Videos

Google has unveiled speech recognition technology to automatically add captions to many videos on YouTube. The technology will also allow users to automatically translate the captions into 51 languages.
Google introduced another service called “auto-timing” that allows users uploading videos to also upload a text file of the video’s script. Google will add captions to the video using the text file, automatically matching the audio with the file.
Like speech recognition technology, it won’t be perfect — but it’s a fantastic start. Read more…
[New York Times](http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/technology/internet/20google.html?_r=1&nl=technology&emc=techupdateema1)
[Google Blog](http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/automatic-captions-in-youtube.html)
Thanks to [Patty Bennett](http://twitter.com/propellerhead2) and [Deborah Edwards-Onoro](http://www.lireo.com/) for bringing the links and story to my attention.

1 comment

    • Mark on November 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm
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    When will it start??? Mark

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