Amara: A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers

Dean Jansen, Aleli Alcala, Francisco Guzman

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the main features of the Amara project, and its impact on the accessibility landscape with the use of innovative technology. We also show the effectiveness of volunteer communities in addressing large subtitling and translation tasks, that accompany the ever-growing amounts of online video content. Furthermore, we present two different applications for the platform. First, we examine the growing interest of organizations to build their own subtitling communities. Second, we present how the community-generated material can be used to advance the state-of-the-art of research in fields such as Statistical Machine Translation with focus on educational translation. We provide examples on how both tasks can be achieved successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages401-411
Number of pages11
Volume8516 LNCS
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Print)9783319075082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume8516 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period22/6/1427/6/14

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Accessibility
Global Solution
Statistical Machine Translation
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Keywords

  • Amara
  • crowdsourcing
  • lecture translation
  • online platform
  • statistical machine translation
  • subtitles
  • translation
  • user engagement
  • volunteer communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Jansen, D., Alcala, A., & Guzman, F. (2014). Amara: A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 4 ed., Vol. 8516 LNCS, pp. 401-411). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8516 LNCS, No. PART 4). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07509-9_38

Amara : A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers. / Jansen, Dean; Alcala, Aleli; Guzman, Francisco.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8516 LNCS PART 4. ed. Springer Verlag, 2014. p. 401-411 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8516 LNCS, No. PART 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jansen, D, Alcala, A & Guzman, F 2014, Amara: A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 4 edn, vol. 8516 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 4, vol. 8516 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 401-411, 8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Greece, 22/6/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07509-9_38
Jansen D, Alcala A, Guzman F. Amara: A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 4 ed. Vol. 8516 LNCS. Springer Verlag. 2014. p. 401-411. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07509-9_38
Jansen, Dean ; Alcala, Aleli ; Guzman, Francisco. / Amara : A sustainable, global solution for accessibility, powered by communities of volunteers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8516 LNCS PART 4. ed. Springer Verlag, 2014. pp. 401-411 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 4).
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