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TALES - overview

TALES is a solution for English speakers for Global News Monitoring for Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish, and English video and web news sources.

TALES is a UIMA-based system which performs multimedia mining and translation of broadcast news and news Web sites. For broadcast video news, TALES performs video capture, keyframe extraction, automatic speech-to-text conversion, machine translation of the foreign text to English, and information extraction. English speakers can monitor the translated news in near real time, or place English language queries over the stored foreign language content, and get results, both video segments as well as web pages from any of the supported languages all translated into English into a single search result page.

TALES has been deployed at several customers for monitoring Arabic, Chinese, and English broadcast news sources.

For more info, please contact roukos@us.ibm.com