After offering guarded praise to YouTube in my last post for their auto-captioning feature for English language videos I had the urge over the weekend to test how accurate and timely they really were.
So by uploading a publicly licenced video from the Internet Archive, which demonstrates how to download, print, and make a book, I was able to compare my own captions created using the free caption- and audio-description authoring tool MAGpie with those that YouTube had extracted.
The result? Oh dear. Even on a video with a clear audio track YouTube’s machine captions bore little relation to my own. According to their interpretation we were making money instead of a book, ‘downloading’ from the war in Iraq, and killing ‘players’ from the other side of a pond. Ideal fodder for weak puns perhaps, but I was hoping for a little more accuracy.
Captions that are timely and accurate can play an important role for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. YouTube can only claim to provide the former; the latter will always require significant human intervention.
My captions using MAGpie v2.5.1
Transcript for my captions using MAGpie v2.5.1
How to make a book. Bookmaking with the Internet Bookmobile Setup.
Making a book with the Internet Bookmobile Setup is a very simple process and can be broken down into four main steps: Printing, Cutting, Binding & Scoring, and Trimming.
Digital books can be found on the Internet Archives website at www.archive.org.
First, select and download your book from the Internet Archive. Once you have found a book you’d like to print click the DJVU Download button to download and view the text. The book should appear in your web browser.
To print the book click File > Print on the browser to bring up the print dialog box. Once the print dialog box has been opened click on the button labelled Properties. Under the Finishing tab check Print on Both Sides and then under the down arrow beneath it select Letter (Left Binding) for a letter sized Western language book. For books that require right binding, for instance Arabic books, click Letter (Right Binding).
Next, download the book’s cover. To print the cover load your printer with a heavier paper simply click the File > Print and then click OK.
Once the book has finished printing place the paper in your Triumph cutter, setting the cutter measurement bar by turning the hand crank to half the length of your paper. So, if you have printed on letter paper which is 11 inches, set the cutter to 5½ inches.
Clamp the paper down, close the hand guard, pull the red release, and cut.
Binding & Scoring
In order to bind and score your book you’ll use two machines: a binder and a scorer.
If your book is a western language book place the stack of paper with its left edge into the Powis Parker Model 15 binder. If it is an Arabic book place the book with its right edge into the binder. Press the large green button. Take the appropriate strip and feed it into the purple tray remove the book and place it on the cooling rack for approximately 10 minutes, or until cool to the touch.
To score the cover, measure the width of the book on the orange measuring plate on the Powis Parker scorer. Place the cover into position 1 on the scorer, turn the green ball to the left, placing pressure at the bottom of the motion. Move the cover into position 2 and turn the green ball again to place the next score.
Now, lie the cover face down on a flat surface. Place the book to the right of the scores if it’s a Western language book. If the book is an Arabic book place the book to the left of the scores.
Peel away the top layer of the binding strip fold the cover around the exposed glue, pressing it down firmly. Flip the book and peel the top layer from the other side of the book. Place the book onto its front cover and peel the top layer away from the other side of the binding. Wrap the other half of the cover around the book, pressing the cover firmly against the spine of the book.
You should now have a book that is complete except for its ragged edges. To finish the book simply cut all the exposed edges: side, top, and bottom.
When lining up the book remember to clamp down the paper, close the hand guard, pull the red release, and then cut. And now you have a book.
YouTube’s automatic captioning
Transcript for YouTube’s automatic captioning
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Once the book is finished print it place the papers in your Triumph Carter setting the Carter mission and bar by turning the hand crank to half the length of your paper. So if you have printed on letter paper which is even inches set the cutter to five and a half inches.
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You should now have a book that is concrete except for its ragged edges. To finish the book simply cut all the exposed edges: side, top, and Bob. When lining up the book remember to clamp down the paper close at hand are pull the middle east and then pat. And now you have a book.
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