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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!

    #19371
    Skyspy
    skyspy
    Participant

    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.

    #30634
    Icurite
    icurite
    Participant

    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. <_ <

    #30635
    Daved2424
    daved2424
    Participant

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

    #30636
    Rob237
    rob237
    Participant

    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!

    #30637
    Icurite
    icurite
    Participant

    LOL.

    #30638
    Skyspy
    skyspy
    Participant

    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 .

    #30639
    Burleywarningsystem
    burleywarningsystem
    Participant

    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.

    #30640
    Daved2424
    daved2424
    Participant

    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.

    #30641
    Burleywarningsystem
    burleywarningsystem
    Participant

    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.

    #30642
    Daved2424
    daved2424
    Participant

    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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