Automatic Speech-to-Text Alignment for Audio Indexing

A small percentange of our podcasts has been manually transcribed by a professional transcription company. In that case, we do not need to generate an automatic transcription using Large Vocabulary Continous Speech Recognition software. However we need to know when … Continue reading

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The Main Event : tracking reuse using Google Analytics

On our Great Writers Inspire site pages, say an introduction to modernist poet Ezra Pound, there are a lot of possibilities for re-use. We have worked hard to maximize (and also simplify) OER reuse for any one coming to the site. However, much … Continue reading

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Types of Transcription

Previously on the SPINDLE post series, we discussed the automatic transcription of podcasts using Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition software. In that case, we had an audio podcast and we wanted to obtain an automatic transcription. Fortunately, for a subset … Continue reading

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SPINDLE in a nutshell

Globalisation policy keywordsGlobalisation policy keywords Globalisation policy keywords SPINDLE brings together the media and podcasyting team at OUCS with experts in linguistics and speech technology from the Phonetics Laboratory  to work on the University’s growing collection of video and audio … Continue reading

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Great Writers goes global in iTunes

Today and for the rest of the week Apple is promoting through iTunesU our inspirational short ten minute talks by Oxford academics that form the basis of content collections for the Great Writers Inspire project. This kind of promotion usually … Continue reading

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Use Case: Better automatic keyword metadata for OER discoverability in media production

University media services are traditionally skilled as content creators and trained in audio and video filming and editing, yet are increasingly being tasked to provide media for multiple online open delivery platforms which entail complex workflows, new production costs and … Continue reading

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