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Real Time Closed Caption Video

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107564D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, RD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method of doing closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is disclosed. This method converts spoken words into text on the screen as the person is speaking and overlays it onto a video program (see the figure).

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Real Time Closed Caption Video

       A method of doing closed-captioning for the hearing
impaired is disclosed.  This method converts spoken words into text
on the screen as the person is speaking and overlays it onto a video
program (see the figure).

      This invention requires an IBM MICRO CHANNEL* PS/2*, an
M-Motion Video adapter, and a speech recognition adapter and
supporting software.  A video source, such as a camera or VCR, is
attached to the M-Motion Video adapter, thereby presenting the image
on the screen of the PS/2 as a background.  The audio signal is
attached to the speech recognition hardware and software which will
display the spoken words on the screen of the PS/2 in the foreground.
As the speaker talks, the translation is displayed in front of the
image on the screen and can be scrolled on the screen.  The result is
instantaneous closed- captioning.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.