Monday, October 4, 2010

News: YouTube Launches Subtitles for English-language Videos

Dear All!

YouTube is starting an English language captioning service for its videos.

As an English teacher, this addition would really help our students read and listen to realistic oral voices.



YouTube launches subtitles for English-language videos

Google, the owner of the video streaming website, YouTube, is using its speech recognition software to generate captions for English-language videos on the site.

The auto-captioning function, launched last month, is aimed at hearing-impaired users but will also benefit language learners. YouTube warns the auto-captioning is far from perfect. Video clips from YouTube have become popular teaching aids.

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