Effects of text chunking on subtitling: A quantitative and qualitative examination
PERSPECTIVES-STUDIES IN TRANSLATOLOGY
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Our work serves as an assay of the visual impact of text chunking on live (respoken) subtitles. We evaluate subtitles constructed with different chunking methods to determine whether segmentation influences comprehension or otherwise affects the viewing experience. Disparities in hearing participants’ recorded eye movements over four styles of subtitling suggest that chunking reduces the amount of time spent reading subtitles.