2015年11月30日 星期一

nondescript, caption, disquisition, annotation, reverse- caption contest




A look at the winner of Robert Mankoff's reverse-caption contest: http://nyr.kr/17I3pYB



Closed Captioning on Netflix Movies
By J. D. BIERSDORFER
Roku is exploring ways to add closed captions to certain Netflix videos when viewed on a TV, but there is a computer workaround for those with a Netflix account.



Hu Yu-wei, Taiwan's information minister, posted a picture of the iPhone 5 on his Facebook account yesterday, along with a caption, saying "Help the economy and bolster consumption," according to the Associated Press, which was first to report on the ...
Google to Add Captions, Improving YouTube Videos




Drawing by Lee Lorenz
Contest #172, December 8, 2008

Each week, we provide a cartoon in need of a caption. You, the reader, submit your caption below, we choose three finalists, and you vote for your favorite. Finalists for this week's cartoon will appear online Monday, December 15th, and in the December 22nd & 29th issue of The New Yorker. Any U.S. resident age eighteen or older can enter.






It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible.Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalting affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished


 I had not a dispute but a disquisition, with Dilke on various subjects; several things dove-tailed in my mind, and at once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason



A caption contest or caption competition is a competition between multiple participants, who are required to give the best description for a certain image offered by the contest organizer. Rules and information about the competition process are also given by the competition organizer.
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在 Google Glass 出現之後,大家對於眼鏡能變化出各種功能已經不陌生。那除了把生活變得酷炫,能不能也用來幫助身心障礙者的日常需求?Frants Innovators 就做了這樣的事,他們設計出一款搭配任何眼鏡都能使用的 LTCCS──可穿戴式即時字幕系統(Live-Time Close Captioning System),將即時對話轉成文字字幕,幫忙聽力受損的人可以更輕鬆的和別人交談:http://www.biosmonthly.com/contactd.php?id=6797
在 Google Glass 出現之後,大家對於眼鏡能變化出各種功能已經不陌生。那除了把生活變得酷炫,能不能也用來幫助身心障礙者的日常需求?Frants Innovators 就做了這樣的事,他們設計出一款搭配任何眼鏡都能使用的 LTCCS──可穿戴式即時字幕系統(Live-Ti
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dis·qui·si·tion
Pronunciation: \ˌdis-kwə-ˈzi-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek
Date: 1640
: a formal inquiry into or discussion of a subject : discourse

音節dis・qui・si・tion 発音記号/dìskwəzíʃən/
【名詞】【可算名詞】

nondescript

adj.
Lacking distinctive qualities; having no individual character or form: “This expression gave temporary meaning to a set of features otherwise nondescript” (Katherine Anne Porter).
[NON– + Latin dēscrīptus, past participle of dēscrībere, to describe; see describe.]
IN BRIEF: Not easily described.

pronunciation They struggled to come up with a caption for the nondescript photo.


Definition of nondescript in English:

ADJECTIVE

Lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics:she lived in a nondescript suburban apartment block

NOUN

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A nondescript person or thing:the nondescripts were straight out of the nine-to-five banking bureaucracy

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'not previously described or identified scientifically'): from non- + obsolete descript'described, engraved' (from Latin descriptus).

Derivatives


caption

Pronunciation: /ˈkapʃ(ə)n/
Translate caption | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish


noun

  • a title or brief explanation accompanying an illustration, cartoon, or poster: he designed a series of posters with the caption: ‘No One is Innocent’
  • a piece of text appearing on a cinema or television screen as part of a film or broadcast: the programme has a closing caption thanking the university for its cooperation
  • Law the heading of a legal document.

verb

[with object]
  • provide (an illustration) with a title or explanation: [with two objects]:the photograph was captioned ‘Three little maids’

Origin:

late Middle English (in the sense 'seizing, capture'): from Latin captio(n-), from capere 'take, seize'. Early senses 'arrest' and 'warrant for arrest' gave rise to 'statement of where, when, and by whose authority a warrant was issued' (late 17th century): this was usually appended to a legal document, hence the sense 'heading or accompanying wording' (late 18th century)


annotation

Pronunciation: /anəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/



noun

  • a note by way of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram:marginal annotations
  • [mass noun] the action of annotating a text or diagram:annotation of prescribed texts

Origin:

late Middle English: from French, or from Latin annotatio(n-), from the verb annotare (see annotate)


artisan

(är'tĭ-zən, -sən)
n.
A skilled manual worker; a craftsperson.
[Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art.]
artisanal ar'ti·san·al (är'tĭ-zə-nəl, -sə-, är'tĭ-zăn'əl) adj.
artisanship ar'ti·san·ship' n.

cap・tion





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━━ n. (ページ・章などの)表題 (title), 見出し (heading); (さし絵の)説明; (映画の)字幕.
━━ vt. 表題[字幕]を付ける.


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