Subtitling app for watching live performances
September 30, 2021 - November 29, 2023
NCSR budget: 261,945€
The aim of the project is to develop and improve the existing know-how / technology and applications of language recognition and sentence tagging as well as to develop and promote research to synchronize live oral performances (sound) and written subtitles to develop an application for “smart wearable glasses”, which will allow subtitles to be displayed on smart-glasses in theatrical performances and generally live cultural activities. The application creates an innovative way of providing subtitles in live performances that provides uninterrupted viewing of the performance and enhances the viewer’s experience compared to hitherto solutions. It is addressed to deaf / hard of hearing and the elderly, making cultural content accessible to people with hearing problems through Greek subtitles in order to combat social exclusion. Cultural content will also be made accessible to foreign-language audiences through subtitles in different languages at the same time, thus contributing to the promotion of the cultural heritage and the further development of the touristic product. The application can be used with the same technical requirements in different locations (outdoor and indoor theaters, dome theaters etc).