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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10439

Title: Representing Emotions with Animated Text
Authors: Rashid, Raisa
Advisor: Clement, Andrew
Fels, Deborah
Department: Information Studies
Keywords: closed captioning
animation
accessibility
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2008
Abstract: Closed captioning has not improved since early 1970s, while film and television technology has changed dramatically. Closed captioning only conveys verbatim dialogue to the audience while ignoring music, sound effects and speech prosody. Thus, caption viewers receive limited and often erroneous information. My thesis research attempts to add some of the missing sounds and emotions back into captioning using animated text. The study involved two animated caption styles and one conventional style: enhanced, extreme and closed. All styles were applied to two clips with animations for happiness, sadness, anger, fear and disgust emotions. Twenty-five hard of hearing and hearing participants viewed and commented on the three caption styles and also identified the character’s emotions. The study revealed that participants preferred enhanced, animated captions. Enhanced captions appeared to improve access to the emotive information in the content. Also, the animation for fear appeared to be most easily understood by the participants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10439
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