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Translated title of the contribution: The quality of subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the perspective of different target groups

Liisa Maria Tiittula, Mikko Kurimo, Andre Mansikkaniemi, Päivi Rainò

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Intralingual subtitles or subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing people are targeted at heterogenous audiences with differing possibilities of reception. The article presents results of two reception studies in which viewers’ opinions of intralingual Finnish subtitles were examined. In the first study, two groups, one consisting of deaf persons and the other of Finnish language learners, watched a subtitled movie and discussed the subtitles. The results were compared with the findings of a study carried out in 2014 in which the participants were late deafened and hard of hearing persons. The second study was a user experiment and tested subtitles produced with four different techniques: 1) speech recognition; 2) respeaking; 3) manual transcription of the speech; 4) traditional (the final subtitles of the programme). The data were tested and presented in a seminar for deafened and hard of hearing people, and the participants’ opinions were gathered with a questionnaire. Additionally, a group of Finnish learners watched the same data and discussed it. All the groups preferred verbatim subtitles, although for different reasons.
Translated title of the contributionThe quality of subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the perspective of different target groups
Original languageFinnish
JournalMikaEL Kääntämisen ja tulkkauksen tutkimuksen symposiumin verkkojulkaisu
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventKääntämisen ja tulkkauksen tutkimuksen symposium (KäTu) - Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 Apr 2010 → …
Conference number: VIII

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Subtitling for deaf and hard of hearing
  • reception research
  • speech recognition
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • speech recognition

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