The MLLP research group will lead a new project on live automatic subtitling for Valencian public broadcaster 脌 Punt

Public broadcaster Corporaci贸 Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicaci贸 (脌 Punt) signed today an agreement with the Universitat Polit猫cnica de Val猫ncia (UPV) for the development and deployment of live automatic subtitling technology in 脌 Punt’s programmes, to be led by the MLLP research group of VRAIN Institut Valenci脿 d’Intel路lig猫ncia Artificial.

[En valenci脿: 脌 Punt 6/10/2020, “La CVMC i la UPV signen un conveni per aplicar la intel路lig猫ncia artificial en la subtitulaci贸 en temps real“. Trobareu m茅s enlla莽os al final de la not铆cia.]

[En castellano: 脌 Punt 6/10/2020, “La CVMC y la UPV firman un convenio para aplicar la inteligencia artificial para la subtitulaci贸n en tiempo real“. M谩s enlaces al final de la noticia.]

The goal of this joint project is to research, develop and deploy automatic and computer-assisted subtitling technology for 脌 Punt’s live and recorded broadcast contents, in Valencian/Catalan and Spanish, based on artificial intelligence.

The project is to begin formally from today, and will last for 2 years. In this project, MLLP researchers will collaborate with 脌 Punt’s staff in integrating this technology in 脌 Punt’s broadcast workflows and infrastructure, and in improving and adapting this technology for the needs of 脌 Punt’s programmes and of the public of the Val猫ncia region.

The MLLP research group (, part of the VRAIN Institut Valenci脿 d’Intel路lig猫ncia Artificial of UPV, is a group made up of researchers in machine learning and natural language processing, with expertise in the development of state-of-the-art deep-learning based technologies for speech recognition, machine translation and text-to-speech synthesis (as shown by their 1st rank in the 2018 RTVE-IberSpeech TV Speech-to-Text Transcription Challenge, and their well-ranked results in the WMT 2019 machine translation shared tasks), and in the transfer of their technology to society through projects and contracts with public and private organizations in Europe and the US. The principal investigator for this project at the MLLP is Alfons Juan Ciscar (head of the MLLP).

The UPV’s VRAIN Institut Valenci脿 d’Investigaci贸 en Intel路lig猫ncia Artificial ( is a flagship AI and ML centre in Spain, made up of 90 researchers with over 30 years of experience in research lines including learning, planning, reasoning, natural language processing, intelligent agents and multiagent systems, and agreement technologies. VRAIN is part of the CLAIRE Research Network and a participant in the EU’s TAILOR project. VRAIN is one of the largest research institute’s of Universitat Polit猫cnica de Val猫ncia (, the best technological university in Spain according to the Shanghai ARWU Ranking.

The Corporaci贸 Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicaci贸 ( is the public broadcaster of the region of Val猫ncia (Spain), with its 脌 Punt channels on TV, radio and the Internet. Its goals as a public organization include innovation, research and the development of its public service. The persons responsible for this project at the CVMC are Vicent Fuster Fuster (Head of Information Technologies) and Pau Peir贸 Sendra (Newsroom Technology Coordinator).

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