Rich Captions

LaTeX-enchanced captioning for academic videos

September 1st, 2016

#engineering #youtube-api #latex

Problem identified

  • Online education is rapidly gaining momentum
  • Video captioning systems are limited to displaying simple plain-text
  • Math/science students learn better by reading semantically-useful symbols

Solution created

  • Create web application where content creators can easily caption their videos in LaTeX
  • Allows anyone on the internet to watch these captioned videos without cost

Design paradigms & technologies used

  • REST API design and docs with Django REST framework
  • Material Design front-end with AngularJS + Javascript/jQuery
  • YouTube iframe API
  • LaTeX, KaTeX

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