EDIT: Wait, what? Did that guy really say:
"Yes. It's edgy stuff, this. It will ruffle a few ferts. Will say something some people won't like. Hopefully they won't be watching the show. It wasn't very difficult to give Tony Abbott a dick and balls. He was holding this at the time."
I spotted some other weird bits, (I have nothing to compare it to) Is this is computer-based voice recognition? I have to admit it's a lot better than Youtube's terrible excuse for captioning - most of what I see on this page looks pretty coherent and on topic.
We launched in 2011, with the idea that the hearing impaired could use the service to access a great source of realtime information - television.
The hearing impaired could now objectively access and review online the quality of captions delivered by broadcasters.
Since then, it has grown into a useful resource for everyone.
One of the biggest benefits, we believe, is that our service raises the awareness of captioning to others who haven’t traditionally relied on it.
For those technically minded, it's a client-server model built with custom client hardware. Currently, we're only streaming Australian channels, however, there's scope to plug in any terrestrial broadcast, and feed it into TVeeder.
There's a REST API too.
I wish you best of luck and congratulations.
"text": " Every second of every game ",
"text": " live on the big screen at Crown. ",
"text": "But at BOQ you can talk to one person",
For the world cup specifically the espn announcers perform so terribly we likely won't even do that and have music playing instead.
It was one of my best experiences in soccer ever, beat only by when I started using my radio to listen to a group of comedians commentary.
Then something like this becomes incredibly useful.
EDIT: Also, (and I'm not sure if tveeder supports this) but making this a web service means that even hearing people can search for the resulting transcripts as easily as any other text.
Are these captions taken from a live text commentary (like BBC's service), or from a radio commentary?
I think the second would be more useful, since they tend to mention players and plays more often.
A nice case of tech helping people with disabilities, great job and good luck !
I think realtime-transcribed live audio commentary would be more timely and lively :) though also harder to do I guess. In either case it's a great service.
Edit: it apparently IS computer-generated live audio! Amazing :)
There are some syncing services between radio and streaming - for example here in Uruguay we like the local radio commentary, and so do the Brazilians and Argentineans, we might watch a match on tv with the sound turned off and radio turned on.
While, from the stands, they may be difficult to see, soccer referees definitely make standardized hand signals.
Arm straight up: offside
Arm towards goal line: goal kick
Arm towards corner: corner kick
Arm in one direction or the other indicates throw in direction (if it was a close call -- often there isn't any chance for dispute and the team knows what's what and throws it in within a second or two if there is a hurry).
There is a "play on" type arm wave (usually accompanied by a verbal "play on" or something) to indicate "yes I saw him fall, no I don't think it's a foul, keep playing".
The line referees have flags and have similar signals. The only real difference is for a foul they hold the flag straight up and wave it a little. For offside they hold it straight up and stand still to mark where the offside occurred. The line referee should always be located at the exact line that marks offside. Of course pro players are faster than referees, but to get past level 7 refereeing (starts at level 9, kids games, level 7 is probably high school games, state level, etc) you must pass fitness exams as well as paper exams. Level 2 is FIFA assistant referee, so they must all be in quite good shape.
An example is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCgc1jAXGSk
Tangentially, most soccer commentary (esp. in the US) is so horrible it's not a big loss not being able to hear. Just watch the game ;-)
The architecture allows for additional channels as needed.
- What are you doing?
- Just here, reading TV