Some videoconferencing/collaboration devices provide subtitles to users on-screen during meetings. However, when subtitles are permanently displayed on a videoconferencing device and a user is not reading/following the subtitles, the subtitles might become annoying to the user. As a result, the user is likely to be visually distracted. This proposal provides techniques to prevent users from being distracted by permanently displayed subtitles during videoconferences when users are not reading/following the subtitles. In particular, a system is presented herein that provides for the ability to either automatically hide videoconferencing subtitles when a system detects that a user is not reading/following the subtitles or, alternatively, provide a recommendation to the user to hide the subtitles when the system detects that the user is not reading/following the subtitles.
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Ondras, Jan and Pettersen, Svein Gunnar, "RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM FOR HIDING SUBTITLES", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 03, 2021)