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Presentation 2018-10-28 09:25
Timing determination method to insert an automated audio description in live television broadcast
Manon Ichiki, Tadashi Kumano, Atsushi Imai (NHK), Tohru Takagi (NHK-ES) SP2018-41 WIT2018-29
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) We are conducting research on "automated audio description (ADD)" which automatically generates audio descriptions for visually impaired people to enjoy live TV programs. However, there is a problem that AAD overlaps with the live television commentary voice, making it difficult to hear each other's comment. It is necessary, therefore, to avoid their overlaps to understand both television commentary and ADD. In this paper, we propose timing determination method to insert ADDs into live sports programs. The method predicts the end of utterance of every live commentary by announcer and/or commentator, and ADDs can be inserted after live commentaries. In this method, difference between long and short term moving average of fundamental frequency (F0) extracted every 5ms is adopted to predict end of utterances. The effectiveness of proposed method was shown by comparing predicted and manually determined timing from live sports commentaries.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Audio Description / Visually Impaired People / The End of Utterance / Fundamental frequency / Moving Average / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 118, no. 270, WIT2018-29, pp. 45-50, Oct. 2018.
Paper # WIT2018-29 
Date of Issue 2018-10-20 (SP, WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee WIT SP  
Conference Date 2018-10-27 - 2018-10-28 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kyushu Institute of Technology(Kitakyushu) 
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Registration To WIT 
Conference Code 2018-10-WIT-SP 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Timing determination method to insert an automated audio description in live television broadcast 
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) Audio Description  
Keyword(2) Visually Impaired People  
Keyword(3) The End of Utterance  
Keyword(4) Fundamental frequency  
Keyword(5) Moving Average  
1st Author's Name Manon Ichiki  
1st Author's Affiliation NHK Science&Technology Research Laboratories (NHK)
2nd Author's Name Tadashi Kumano  
2nd Author's Affiliation NHK Science&Technology Research Laboratories (NHK)
3rd Author's Name Atsushi Imai  
3rd Author's Affiliation NHK Science&Technology Research Laboratories (NHK)
4th Author's Name Tohru Takagi  
4th Author's Affiliation NHK Engineering Systems (NHK-ES)
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Date Time 2018-10-28 09:25:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # IEICE-SP2018-41,IEICE-WIT2018-29 
Volume (vol) IEICE-118 
Number (no) no.269(SP), no.270(WIT) 
Page pp.45-50 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-SP-2018-10-20,IEICE-WIT-2018-10-20 

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