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Audio Search

Keywords: Discover

Activity Definition(s)

1. for audio resources in repositories with metadata see Keyword Search

2. for audio resources that have associated transcriptions then a "Text Search" is possible

  • Select repository or collection (see Identify Search Domain)
  • Select word or phrase for text search
  • Select other qualifying metadata (e.g., time period, speaker name or general source more specific than might be provided in step 1)
  • Execute search yielding a response set of audio/transcript objects. This can possibly be a "fuzzy" search (see Free-text search)
  • For audio resources that do not have time-code-links from the transcripts into the audio files (i.e., the transcript as a whole is linked to the whole audio file), launch browsing applications to localize the desired word or phrase.

3. given a small audio "clip", do an algorithmic similarity search (e.g., some sort of wave-form comparison) across a selected set of audio files yielding a rank-ordered list (ranked by "similarity score") of that set.

This might be "fuzzy" in terms of parameter setting on the similarity search algorithm, otherwise it is more "fuzzy" as one goes further down the rank-ordered list.

Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

----Optional: examples of tools that perform some part or all of the defined activity, ideally with links to relevant project or vendor web sites

Tool name

What it does

Relevant links

GAUDI: Google Audio Indexing

"Google Audio Indexing is a new technology from Google that allows users to better search and watch videos from various YouTube channels. It uses speech technology to find spoken words inside videos and lets the user jump to the right portion of the video where these words are spoken"

Phonetic Search

Word search of audio files via phonetic algorithm

Phonetic Search

Word search of audio files via phonetic algorithm




Related Collections/Content (examples)

----Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

Collection/content name

Collection/content description

Relevant links













Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

----Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

Standard name / body

What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

Relevant links













Notes, comments, related activities, concerns