Gloria.tv introduced automated subtitles for videos in December 2020.
Last month, we upgraded their accuracy and added to the 13 recognised languages about 60 more. Among them are Polish and Slovak, countries in which Gloria.tv has a solid audience.
What’s new? Until now, the words were verified and matched with the help of dictionaries, while the new system “listens” to letters and syllables (i.e. phonetics). This produces more typos but the content is easier to understand. An example: When somebody speaks about a "sacrament," it is easier to understand “sakramend” than the (false) rendering “argument.”
You can now download transcripts of videos. Click on "More" underneath a video, then on "Download text." The written rendering of English is very good. In other languages it can still be improved.
What's on track? We are nearly finished with the new language recognition (and invested the big amount of €3,000 into it). Currently the AI (= artificial intelligence) system recognises some sort of language dyeing, and literally transforms a word into a picture to recognise the language it belongs to. However, for instance, accents of foreign speakers can cause problems: once, a video in which Bishop Schneider who grew up in Germany, speaks English was falsely recognised as German. Our new system will be revised within the next weeks.
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