Crowdsourcing subtitles for endangered languages

Video Streaming Site Viki Partners With Living Tongues,
Helps Save Endangered Languages Through Subtitles and Global TV

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 16, 2014)–Recent reports suggest that less than 5 percent of the world’s languages are online–and that for the other 95%, the Internet can be a path to extinction or revitalization. Viki, a popular video streaming site with primetime TV shows and movies from around the world, is hoping to reverse that trend with the help of its 33 million viewers. Viewers on Viki, a play on the words video and wiki, also happen to write or “crowdsource” the subtitles for the shows they watch.



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