The cognitive solution to captions

Video captioning is typically a manual, error-prone process that costs you time, money and resources. And mishaps result in hefty FCC fines. Watson Captioning is here to help — with all of these issues.

Watson Captioning is here

Automated. Accurate. Editable. Fast.

  • After training Watson, caption accuracy rate is up to 95%

  • Watson Captioning uses features such as custom corpora and custom vocabulary to further enhance the accuracy of first-run caption scripts
  • Language model customization creates domain-specific language models to increase recognition accuracy
Highly accurate captions
  • Our captioning solution leverages automated speech-recognition capabilities (using the Watson Speech to Text API) to ingest spoken and audial elements of video assets
  • It then applies a range of cognitive functionality to assess and act on the interpreted data
Automated caption generation
  • Users can quickly review and correct low-confidence words using the caption editor feature

  • Optimized for maximum efficiency making correction 30-50% faster than other caption editors
  • Edited words are automatically time-synchronized to make manual correction quick and painless
  • Designed for both experts and non-professionals
Quality control with the caption editor
  • Caption generation is done using a smart layout algorithm, which automatically segments caption cues at natural breaking points, resulting in captions with greater readability
Automatic natural cue segmentation
  • Time to generate captions takes a fraction of the length of the video
  • Captions are automatically generated using the Watson Speech to Text API, saving you time and money
Faster than real-time
  • Self-learning from every correction, recognition accuracy improves with every use
  • Names and proper nouns are automatically extracted from reviewed captions and used as glossary words, ensuring they will be recognized and spelled properly in subsequent uses
Compliance monitoring

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Captioning Goes Cognitive

Captioning Goes Cognitive

Cognitive services can bring contextual, human-like understanding and improved accuracy to video captioning – at competitive costs.

Captioning Goes Cognitive

Intelligent Captions Made Simple

IBM Watson Media is bringing the power of AI to closed captioning.

Watson Captioning in action

Watson Captioning in action

Watson works the U.S. Open

Watson transcribed over 660 U.S. Open match videos using the Watson Speech to Text API.

The cognitive era is here

Conquer the captioning challenge

Put Watson Captioning to work for your video business.