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Capturing audio portion of a video and converting to text


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 24, 2001 7:11PM

Speech to text is pretty new stuff as far as I know. There are products out
there that do it (Virage videologger is one -
http://www.virage.com/products/videologger.html), but these tools have a
very tough time producing production-quality captions. It might be a good
first step, and then someone needs to clean up the captions, but the
products are not cheap. I couldn't find the price, but I recall a number
that is designed to fit the budget of very large-scale operations.
On 8/23/01 8:43 PM, Johanna Frohm ( <EMAIL REMOVED> ) wrote:
> Today a faculty member showed a video he had made. We discussed
> inclusion of the text. In time I foresee moving towards a SMIL file as
> Jean shared the other day. If this has been shared, I missed it. Does
> anyone have a suggestion on a way or ways to capture the audio portion
> of the video as text?
> Thanks,
> Johanna
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