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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Search engine for the spoken word

Here's a useful combination:  OA audio file of the spoken word + speech recognition software + search engine. 

Two MIT researchers have made OA lectures much more useful by making them searchable.  They've set up a prototype for searching audio lectures within the large collection at MIT's Open Courseware.

For details see MIT News.  (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)