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From: Weissenberger, Todd M
Date: Oct 29, 2015 6:48AM


Becky,

You might be able to do a two-step automated conversion. I ran a TTML file through http://subtitleconverter.net/ to yield an .SRT, which I was then able to convert to a text transcript using Rev.com's Caption Converter (http://www.rev.com/captionconverter). I lost my line breaks, but otherwise it worked pretty well.

Todd

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University of Iowa

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From: Jonathan Avila [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] creating transcripts from timed text files

> Hi Everyone, I am looking for insights on whether it's possible to create transcripts from timed text files. I have good, individually reviewed closed caption files.

I would imagine that with a find and replace option and some regular expressions this process could be semi-automated quickly. Combine that with some sort of script such as Perl and it really could be automated. I haven't looked to see if something like that already exists but someone should be able to create it pretty quickly.

Jonathan

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Becky Reed
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:56 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] creating transcripts from timed text files

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for insights on whether it's possible to create transcripts from timed text files. I have good, individually reviewed closed caption files. Just need to take the next step to good transcripts. My team feels like this is a totally manual process. Taking the reviewed text from the caption files, taking the timing out, removing the timing breaks, and producing a readable transcript.

I'm curious if there is any technology, service, or otherwise that can work with a part of this process? Even if editorial is required in the end, I'd like to believe there is something that might help in the beginning.

Thanks for your insight.

Becky

Becky Reed
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