SSNT - Summarization of Broadcast News Services


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This is the presentation of the SSNT service through a detailed description of his features. During this description you can discover several relevant aspects for a complete perception of this new service that we are offering. If you are not interested in such a detailed description and want just a quick view of the service we propose two different alternatives:

  1. See the first news of the last Telejornal in RealVideo format here
  2. Direct access to the SSNT service web page

If you are interested in a detailed description of the service we propose the following set of points:

  1. Goals
  2. Support
  3. Functional diagram
  4. System description
  5. User interface
  6. Present limitations
  7. Access to SSNT



Functional diagram

System description

User interface

Registering as a new user

Reception of the system email

Direct search

Present limitations

This system presents a set of innovative features based on speech processing techniques and topic detection. However due to the development conditions we know that the system still have a set of limitations. Among them we highlight the following ones:

  • The speech recognition system is based on a limited vocabulary. Presently the system only have ability to recognize 58K different words. That means when there are new events establishing words out of vocabulary the system searches among the ones that are closer. This generates transcription errors with negative effects in the story segmentation and indexation.
  • Despite we are using different hierarchical levels in topics definition, not all the topics in a more deep level are perfectly trained due to the weak occurrence in the training process.
  • The title and summary do not have any processing involved. The title is only the first sentence of the news and the summary the first five sentences. This works reasonably good when the news is perfectly segmented and transcribed. In the future we want to make adequate processing to extract a title and a summary with a higher degree of correctness.
  • Since we are dealing with a new service is very important to have a very natural user interface. If you got any problems please send us an email with your suggestions.

Access to SSNT

After this detailed description you are in conditions to access to the system. We hope that you find in SSNT the necessary features to starting using this service. If you need any additional information or if you wish to draw any comment we are available here.

Access to the service
SSNT - Summarization of Broadcast News Services