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Here’s a useful and interesting new tool. Podzinger searches podcasts – through the spoken word!
“When you type in a word or terms, PODZINGER not only finds the relevant podcasts, but also highlights the segment of the audio in which they occurred. By clicking anywhere on the results, the audio will begin to play just where you clicked.
PODZINGER, powered by 30 years of speech recognition research from BBN
Technologies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, transforms the audio into words, unlocking the information inside podcasts. Using PODZINGER you open up a previously untapped source of content via a simple web search.”
I searched the phrase “Public Libraries” and came up with 31 podcasts bin 2 seconds. The search is called “ZING IT!”
We call it fulltext searching when it’s in the written word. Do we call this freespeech searching?

Posted on: January 11, 2006, 3:02 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Podscope does that, too.

  2. Not true. Podscope doesn’t do anything of the sort.
    PodZinger uses speech recognition in order to index the content allowing the user to view the highlighted search term and then select exactly the point within the podcast that they want to listen to.
    Podscope is dependent on supplied metadata and worse (!) forces you to listen to an entire podcast up until you find your search term which is often a waste of time!