Oxford OER International

We have recently received funding for a short project by the OER International strand of the HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Phase 3 Programme. As part of this very quick turn-around project we have just made live our new open content … 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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Great Writers Going for Gold

When UK album sales reach 100,000 they are awarded a gold disc by the BPI. Using that as a benchmark, the Great Writers Inspire series of short talks have reached total downloads of 118,579 through iTunesU. We knew these inspirational … Continue reading

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Automatic Keywords of the Podcast of the Week

Which one of our podcasts is the podcast of the week? It had to be the most recent podcast about the most discussed topic in the news this week. As part of the Spindle project we are investigating the use of … Continue reading

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OxTALENT Awards

Congratulations to the Great Writers Inspire Student Ambassadors who were runners up in the Student Podcasting category at last night’s OxTALENT Awards, an annual event held to celebrate Oxford’s innovative use of technology in teaching and learning. This award recognises … Continue reading

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Automatic Speech-to-Text Transcription: Preliminary Results

As part of the project SPINDLE we are running a series of experiments to evaluate the use of  Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition Software for the automatic transcription of podcasts. We already know this automatic transcription is not going to be … Continue reading

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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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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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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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