Transcribing documentaries? Can respeaking be used efficiently?
Daniluk, Lukasz (University of Roehampton)
Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Romero Fresco, Pablo (University of Roehampton)

Date: 2015
Abstract: Respeaking is increasingly used to offer live intralingual subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (Romero-Fresco 2011), hence guaranteeing media accessibility to a wider section of the population. However, our hypothesis is that respeaking could be efficiently used for other tasks, such as transcribing non-fictional products that do not have an already created script. This could benefit transcribers in their jobs but would also allow to (semi-)automatically generate an input for machine translation processes, to name just one example. This paper aims to present the results of an experiment in which three scenarios were compared: a) manual transcription; b) revision of an automatically generated transcription; c) respeaking. Three comparable 4-minute clips were selected, and 10 professional English transcribers were asked to do three different tasks: manually transcribe an excerpt, revise an automatically generated transcription (ASR), and respeak another excerpt. The order of the tasks and excerpt was randomized. The time spent in each of the tasks was monitorized, and data on the perceived effort and the transcriber experience were collected. This paper describes the experimental set-up as well as the results of this test.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció FFI-2012-31024, 2014SGR0027
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Language: Anglès.
Document: conferenceObject
Subject: Audiovisual translation ; Respeaking ; Documentaries ; Voice-over ; Traducció audiovisual ; Documentals ; Veus superposades ; Traducción audiovisual ; Rehablado ; Documentales ; Voces superpuestas
Published in: 5th International Symposium Respeaking, Live Subtitling and Accessibility. Roma, Itàlia, : 2015



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