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I was in a pub the other day watching
'Mastermind' (UK based high-brow high
tension one-on-one quiz show). Every
time a large truck went past the window
drowned out the sound of the television.
might have been able to piece together
the missing words had I been able to see
quizmaster's mouth move, but
unfortunately the camera was constantly
on the contestant. I didn't think to put on
the subtitles, but I did think of this:
What if the sound from the television
run through a digital signal processor
detemined the mouth-shape that would
have created such a sound? The
mouth-shape could then be displayed in
real time in the corner of the screen,
helping those who are hard of hearing
or in noisy environments to piece
together the dialogue.
North Carolina State University...
...have a research group looking at this already. Back to the drawing board. [st3f, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
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||//I was in a pub the other day watching 'Mastermind' //
You obviously go to a much better class of pub than the rest of us - most pubs which have televisions seem to show nothing but football (yawn!).
||I don't know whether Mastermind has subtitles. If it does it might be of the 'Live Stenographer' i.e. very inaccurate kind. Given that I may well be in the Pub watching Mastermind tonight prior to the music quiz I will find out.
||As a derivative, how about Shorthand?
||<vaguely related aside>Many natives of urban NW England speak with exaggerated mouth movements because their 18th and 19th century ancestors had to make themselves understood over the noise of the machinery in the cotton and wool mills where they worked.</vra>
||<vaguely related aside comment> In my part of Lancashire, it was called "me-mawing". Many of the older members of my family had worked in the mills, and were quite adept at lip-reading</vrac>