BBC News Labs started a stream of Language Technology projects in 2014, in order to scale our storytelling globally
Tagged with API, ASR, Auto Translation, MT, Machine Translation, STT, Speaker Diarisation, Speaker Recognition, Speech Synthesis, Speech to Text, TTS, Text to Speech, World Service and International
#newsHACK is all about intense multi-discipline collaboration on Journalism innovation, to support & accelerate the News Industry.
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Transcriptor takes news audio content, transcribes it, then provides a means to view and edit the transcript alongside the original content.
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ALTO is a virtual voice-over tool for reversioning video content into multiple languages using text-to-speech voice synthesis
The Juicer takes news content, automatically tags it, then provides a fully featured API to access this content and data.
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Stitch is a tool that allows journalists to create rich graphics video templates directly from their web browser.
Tagged with automation, innovation, language tech, machines do the heavy lifting, video, world service
SCRIPT is a 3-year research and innovation project looking to develop synthetic voices for low-resourced languages.
Tagged with automation, language tech, machine translation, machines do the heavy lifting, partnerships, research, speech synthesis, text to speech, universities, video, world service
A programme of international innovation activities, aimed at harnessing localised industry talent to explore new opportunites.
Tagged with Africa, Cape Town, Emerging markets, India, Kenya, Nairobi, South Africa, World Service and International, newshack
ELMer is a prototype for automating external linking from BBC News stories.
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We're partnering with Connected Studio to explore how journalists can use open data to tell visually compelling stories about India.
JUL 06 2017
Labber Lei He shares her journey from a journalism student to the software engineer behind the BBC’s first news chatbot.
JUN 08 2017
Prototypes are sometimes not just about the technology, but about building relationships with people outside our team.
JUN 05 2017
BBC News Labs has six open positions for flexible and imaginative developers with an enthusiasm for media.
MAY 22 2017
How do we harness the power of audio to expand our reach on platforms that are, well, visual?
NOV 16 2016
BBC Mundo has launched the corporation's first Facebook Messenger news bot. Here's why the team chose to focus on user experience over bells and whistles.
AUG 08 2016
An update of News Labs at World Service Hack
As part of our push towards Structured Journalism, we are working on "Explainers", an additional level of structure beyond the current tagging model.
This Pilot concept pulls together BBC content based on a users social media profiles or their choice of topics.
A prototype workflow for reversioning content into multiple languages, and controlling an "on demand" multilingual news service.
The BBC has AN ENORMOUS amount of amazing content that can explain and contextualise the News. How do we connect and harness this?
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Create spoken content anywhere, at any time, without access to specialist facilities such as TV and Radio studios or even microphones
Tagged with Journalism tools, Machines do the heavy lifting, Newsroom tools, Open innovation, Structured Journalism, TTS, Text to speech, Tools, Universities, World Service and International
Bring together a cadre of journalists, designers, digital strategists, coders, and humanitarians from around the world to deepen our understanding of the crisis and develop innovative ways to tell the story of the refugees.
A web-widget that embeds into existing websites and webpages and offers users the latest Global news in just 60 seconds.