8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Automated Closed-Captioning of Live TV Broadcast News in French

Julie Brousseau, Jean-Francois Beaumont, Gilles Boulianne, Patrick Cardinal, Claude Chapdelaine, Michel Comeau, Frédéric Osterrath, Pierre Ouellet

CRIM, Canada

This paper describes the system currently under development at CRIM whose aim is to provide real-time closed captioning of live TV broadcast news in Canadian French. This project is done in collaboration with TVA Network, a national TV broadcaster and the RQST (a Quebec association which promotes the use of subtitling). The automated closed-captioning system will use CRIM's transducer-based large vocabulary French recognizer. The system will be totally integrated to the existing broadcaster's equipment and working methods. First "on-air" use will take place in February 2004.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brousseau, Julie / Beaumont, Jean-Francois / Boulianne, Gilles / Cardinal, Patrick / Chapdelaine, Claude / Comeau, Michel / Osterrath, Frédéric / Ouellet, Pierre (2003): "Automated closed-captioning of live TV broadcast news in French", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 1245-1248.