Navigating Open Oxford: the new OpenSpires Mind Map

Are you interested in seeing the bigger picture of Open Oxford? Try the new interactive OpenSpires Mind Map, freely available online. This new map is designed as a gateway into Open Educational practice at the University of Oxford. Here, you can … Continue reading

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Great Writers – taking stock

With a fast-paced 1 -year project it is easy to forget some of the interesting bits along the way. As we write our final report we have taken the opportunity to reflect on all aspects of the project and this … Continue reading

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SPINDLE Automatic Keyword Generation: Step by Step

In this post we are going to show the automatic generation of keywords from the automatic transcription of a podcast. First of all, please find below a figure showing the main workflow of the SPINDLE project. From our podcasts, we … Continue reading

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SPINDLE Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spindle? SPINDLE has been a project funded by JISC as part of their “Rapid Innovation in Open Educational Resources” programme. The project experimented with speech-to-text technologies to automatically create transcripts of Open Educational Resources (OER), and develop new … Continue reading

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SPINDLE Project Outputs

SPINDLE set up and documented a workflow to generate the automatic transcription of future open access audio and video podcasts using an online platform concentrating on generating automatic keyword extraction for better cataloguing. SPINDLE tested and documented this workflow by: … Continue reading

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SPINDLE project: Lessons Learnt

The SPINDLE project is wrapping up and will end in September 2012. Please find below some of the lessons learnt during the project. We can obtain good keywords even if the automatic transcription has got lots of errors. You do … Continue reading

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SPINDLE Speech to text caption engine for media producers

The SPINDLE project is proud to announce we have now extended the functionality of the keyword extraction tool by creating a much bigger set of tools based around a captioning editor – the idea is that the tools will hide … Continue reading

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Searching the Great Writers Library

‘Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use’ William Dyer Are you looking for a particular ebook or a lecture on a literature topic? Try … Continue reading

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