Highlighting of lecture video closed captions
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CitationOztufan, H. E., Yildirim, G., & Arisoy, E., (5-7 Oct. 2020) 28th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU). (October 05, 2020). Highlighting of Lecture Video Closed Captions. 1-4.
The main purpose of this study is to automatically highlight important regions of lecture video subtitles. Even though watching videos is an effective way of learning, the main disadvantage of video-based education is limited interaction between the learner and the video. With the developed system, important regions that are automatically determined in lecture subtitles will be highlighted with the aim of increasing the learner's attention to these regions. In this paper first the lecture videos are converted into text by using an automatic speech recognition system. Then continuous space representations for sentences or word sequences in the transcriptions are generated using Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT). Important regions of the subtitles are selected using a clustering method based on the similarity of these representations. The developed system is applied to the lecture videos and it is found that using word sequence representations in determining the important regions of subtitles gives higher performance than using sentence representations. This result is encouraging in terms of automatic highlighting of speech recognition outputs where sentence boundaries are not defined explicitly.