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  • I may be wrong but when I went to school ‘grammer’ as depicted in the subtitles of the ‘Five News’ used to be spelt ‘grammar’. There again I could be termed an ‘old fogie in todays education system!

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    Skyspy
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    Fives subtitles are hilarious. I watched one show with kirsty young and whatever system is used to transcribe her words couldnt make sense of kirsty’s accent , it provided a lot of unintentional comedy.

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    Icurite
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    Subtitles and any other news-related subtitles and textual graphics need to have correct grammar and spelling. Today’s education system is largely to blame. That is why we have people like Lynne Truss. <_<

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    Daved2424
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    Subtitles are done by hand from scripts and by transcribing. Not by a computer.

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    Phaedrusuk
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    Well it’s not quite so bad as my local Nationwide Buiding society internal cash machine – with this printer label over the out-of-order ATM:

    “This Cash machine is out of order. Sorry for any incovenice”.

    (sic). Yes, ‘incovenice” = inconvenience, apparently!

    … and you would trust these *morons* to look after your MONEY!

    #26152 Reply
    Icurite
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    LOL.

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    Skyspy
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    That doesnt explain why some of the words were as long as a sentence and it was well spelt but imbecilic gibberish. If it was a computer it’s a clever one .

    #26154 Reply

    I believe it’s done by speech recognition – flawed by the idiosyncracies of one’s voice and the uselessness of computers.

    but hey, it’s cheaper.

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    Daved2424
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    burleywarningsystem+Sep 5 2005, 07:31 AM–>(burleywarningsystem @ Sep 5 2005, 07:31 AM)
    I believe it’s done by speech recognition – flawed by the idiosyncracies of one’s voice and the uselessness of computers.

    but hey, it’s cheaper.

    As I said just a couple of posts above…

    Subtitles are done by hand from scripts and by transcribing. Not by a computer.

    #26156 Reply

    I don’t understand what you mean by “by hand and by transcribing”. They are done by speaking into a microphone and the computer recognising (or not) what you are saying.

    #26157 Reply
    Daved2424
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    No they are not. They use the script that the presenters are reading from and type any ad-libs and differences to the script as they go along. They are literaly typing what they say, or transcribing. How would any computer be smart enough to paraphrase as subtitles so often are?

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