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Dynamic Captioning: Video Accessibility Enhancement for Hearing Impairment

Dynamic Captioning: Video Accessibility Enhancement for Hearing Impairment

This video was recorded at ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference. There are more than 66 million people su®ering from hear- ing impairment and this disability brings them di±culty in video content understanding due to the loss of audio infor- mation. If the scripts are available, captioning technology can help them in a certain degree by synchronously illus- trating the scripts during the playing of videos. However, we show that the existing captioning techniques are far from satisfactory in assisting the hearing impaired audience to en- joy videos. In this paper, we introduce a scheme to enhance video accessibility using a Dynamic Captioning approach, which explores a rich set of technologies including face de- tection and recognition, visual saliency analysis, text-speech... Show More

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