SubbIt! and audiovisual cultural heritage
TV archives offer insights into important historical topics that have shaped our past and continue to shape our present. They can bring history to life with first-hand accounts and add value to education by fostering critical thinking and stimulating creativity.
In order to make these archives accessible to more people we have produced English subtitles for them through an automatic process. We now need your support in checking those subtitles and revising them as needed.
Subbit! is an initiative of the Europeana Subtitled Generic Services project, which focuses on the theme of ‘Broadcasting Europe’. The project highlights the social, political, and economical changes that shaped European history, as documented on television from the 1930s onwards. It adapts AI technology to cultural heritage audiovisual material to produce high-quality closed captions and English subtitles for selected video content.
Who can take part?
Language and media enthusiasts, translation lovers, and advanced language students fascinated by European television stories and cultural heritage are warmly welcomed to join these events.
...then we are looking for you!
How can I join?
Joining is free and open to everyone!
You can join the digital contest and register by clicking on the orange button above where it says “Enroll to this event”.
Note that this is an in-person event for the first day (25/10) open to those who can physically attend, but will also be streamed allowing online participation.
The event will then continue (until 28/10) online.
The event in organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Journalism from the University of Bucharest.
Schedule of the event
This in-person events will start with an in-person session in Bucharest on 25/10/2022.
On 25 October the event will happen at the TVR Headquarters, Dorobanților Avenue, no. 191, District no. 1, Bucharest (in Romanian: Calea Dorobanților, nr. 191, Sector 1, București).
The event will then continue online until the end of 28/10/2022.
Below is the schedule of the event for the 25th of October (times are expressed in Romanian time):
10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome coffee & Opening
10:15 - 10:45 - Introduction and event rules
10:45 - 11:15 - Demo + Training Session
11:15 - 12:30 - Correction Activities
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00 - Correction Activities
15:00 - 15:15 - Coffee break
15:15 - 16:30 - Correction activities
16:30 - 17:00 - Call the end of the day
In the following days partcipants will be free to continue the correction activities when they want until end of day on October 28th.
The winners will be announced online a week after the event.