ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006

Computer-assisted closed-captioning of live TV broadcasts in French

G. Boulianne, J.-F. Beaumont, M. Boisvert, J. Brousseau, P. Cardinal, C. Chapdelaine, M. Comeau, Pierre Ouellet, F. Osterrath

Growing needs for French closed-captioning of live TV broadcasts in Canada cannot be met only with stenography-based technology because of a chronic shortage of skilled stenographers. Using speech recognition for live closed-captioning, however, requires several specific problems to be solved, such as the need for low-latency real-time recognition, remote operation, automated model updates, and collaborative work. In this paper we describe our solutions to these problems and the implementation of a live captioning system based on the CRIM speech recognizer. We report results from field deployment in several projects. The oldest in operation has been broadcasting real-time closed-captions for more than 2 years.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-86

Cite as: Boulianne, G., Beaumont, J.-F., Boisvert, M., Brousseau, J., Cardinal, P., Chapdelaine, C., Comeau, M., Ouellet, P., Osterrath, F. (2006) Computer-assisted closed-captioning of live TV broadcasts in French. Proc. Interspeech 2006, paper 1424-Mon2A2O.1, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-86

  author={G. Boulianne and J.-F. Beaumont and M. Boisvert and J. Brousseau and P. Cardinal and C. Chapdelaine and M. Comeau and Pierre Ouellet and F. Osterrath},
  title={{Computer-assisted closed-captioning of live TV broadcasts in French}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2006},
  pages={paper 1424-Mon2A2O.1},