16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Dresden, Germany
September 6-10, 2015

A System for Automatic Broadcast News Summarisation, Geolocation and Translation

Peter Bell, Catherine Lai, Clare Llewellyn, Alexandra Birch, Mark Sinclair

University of Edinburgh, UK

An increasing amount of news content is produced in audio-video form every day. To effectively analyse and monitoring this multilingual data stream, we require methods to extract and present audio content in accessible ways. In this paper, we describe an end-to-end system for processing and browsing audio news data. This fully automated system brings together our recent research on audio scene analysis, speech recognition, summarisation, named entity detection, geolocation, and machine translation. The graphical interface allows users to visualise the distribution of news content by entity names and story location. Browsing of news events is facilitated through extractive summaries and the ability to view transcripts in multiple languages.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bell, Peter / Lai, Catherine / Llewellyn, Clare / Birch, Alexandra / Sinclair, Mark (2015): "A system for automatic broadcast news summarisation, geolocation and translation", In INTERSPEECH-2015, 730-731.