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In computer science, speech recognition (SR) is the translation of spoken words into text. It is also known as “automatic speech recognition”, “ASR”, “computer speech recognition”, “speech to text”, or just “STT”. Some SR systems use “training” where an individual speaker reads sections of text into the SR system. These systems analyze the person’s specific voice and use it to fine tune the recognition of that perso...

YouTube Adds Six More Languages to Hilariously Auto-Caption Videos

YouTube Adds Six More Languages to Hilariously Auto Caption Videos

Strangely, on a day where the Washington Post is lamenting the lack of online video captioning for the hearing impaired, YouTube announces that they have added six languages to the auto-captioning feature.  Now, auto-captioning is usually hilariously bad, but recently YouTube made it so that you could ...

Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Who's Laughing Meow

Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Whos Laughing Meow

Awhile back, we talked about the kinds of metadata, we talked about why it's so important to write good metadata, and all that discussion coincided with our coverage of the metadata section of the YouTube Advertiser Playbook.  The big reason why it's important to properly classify ...

Android Apps May Save Google TV's Ass

Android Apps May Save Google TVs Ass

I read an article that had a URL like "think-google-tv-sucks-just-wait-for-the-next-version" which made me go take a look at the Google I/O Conference agenda for next month and it certainly looks like Google is still planning on going strong with Google TV as there are numerous ...

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

Want to increase user engagement and search engine optimization in YouTube? Then you should consider adding closed captions for YouTube videos, and the easiest way for most people to do that is simply by leveraging your own transcripts. Follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to ...

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Google has for years, been working to develop and perfect certain recognition technologies for use with multimedia (video, images, audio, etc...).  Their speech-to-text recognition technology has improved vastly over the past several years (thanks in part to Google 411) and has been rolled out within YouTube for ...

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

If you've been reading ReelSEO for some time, you'll know that closed captioning for web video can be a powerful way to increase reach and an excellent way to help search engines more easily understand, and rank your web video assets.  Not only that, but ...

Should Closed-Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Should Closed Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Grant Crowell interviews Josh Miller of 3PlayMedia, to talk about Congress' recent passing of two bills that will mandate closed-captioning of television programming over to the Internet. We discuss the questions: Will other “professional” online video programs be next? And, is legislation necessary, or will organizations determine that transcription and captioning of video content has a worthwhile ROI regardless of any mandate?

In-Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions - YouTube SEO and More

In Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions   YouTube SEO and More

A few weeks back, I mentioned that YouTube and Google were indexing YouTube's closed captions and subtitles. In fact, YES - both Google and YouTube ARE indexing videos for text that is contained within closed captions and subtitles. In this post, I would like show ...

How To Optimize YouTube Videos - YouTube Optimization Tips

How To Optimize YouTube Videos   YouTube Optimization Tips

Last week I had the privilege of speaking, along with Lane Shackleton of YouTube, at the Dallas Fort Worth Search Marketing Association. The topic was YouTube - why YouTube, and how to market YouTube videos, optimize YouTube videos, and advertise video content on YouTube so ...

Copy This: Copy Matters, Especially In Product Videos!

No matter what technology comes (and goes) text will always be in fashion. Words drive almost every industry, particularly from a marketing perspective. Our words dictate how we present, communicate, display and ultimately sell. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, one great ...

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