Title: Automatic dubbing of TV programmes for the hearing impaired
Other Titles: AutomatickĂ˝ dabing televiznĂ­ch poĹ™adĹŻ pro sluchovÄ› postiĹľenĂ©
Authors: Matoušek, Jindřich
Hanzlíček, Zdeněk
Tihelka, Daniel
Méner, Martin
Citation: MATOUĹ EK, JindĹ™ich; HANZLĂŤÄŚEK, ZdenÄ›k; TIHELKA, Daniel; MÉNER, Martin. Automatic dubbing of TV programmes for the hearing impaired. In: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on signal processing, ICSP '10, 24.10.2010 - 28.10.2010. Beijing: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 589-592. ISBN 978-1-4244-5898-1.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: IEEE Press
Document type: článek
article
URI: http://www.kky.zcu.cz/cs/publications/MatousekJ_2010_AutomaticDubbingof
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/17016
ISBN: 978-1-4244-5899-1
Keywords: syntĂ©za Ĺ™eÄŤi;WSOLA;automatickĂ˝ dabing;sluchovÄ› postiĹľenĂ­
Keywords in different language: speech synthesis;WSOLA;automatic dubbing;hearing impaired
Abstract in different language: This paper presents experiments with a customisation of a corpus-based unit-selection text-to-speech (TTS) system for automatic dubbing of TV programmes. The project aims at people with hearing impairments as its main goal is to produce a highly intelligible, less-dynamic, and more-undisturbed audio track for TV programmes automatically from subtitles. A two-phase synchronisation process was proposed to cope with audio-video synchronisation issues. These phases include both off-line time compression of all utterances in a source speech corpus used for TTS and on-line time compression of speech that overlaps assigned subtitle time slots. Based on a case study, in which a TTS-generated audio track of a selected movie was analysed, a simplification of to-be-desynchronised subtitle texts was proposed in order to keep time-compression factors in a reasonable extent. In this way, abrupt changes in dynamics of the produced audio track are avoided.
Rights: © Jindřichich Matoušek - Zdeněk Hanzlíček - Daniel Tihelka - Martin Méner
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