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dan l

I agree, this sort of thing would be great for say radio, especially if I were interested in skipping through the parts that say, involve Peter King as the above example.

FWIW, I think many radio shows 'chunk' their audio down so that topics can be discerned easily. But obviously, this is like sending me a book in 10 different word docs.

Alan B

This is more than just convenient, it is a first attempt at allowing audiovisual content to be experienced in a way that is not completely linear. Having at-a-glance access to the full, top-down structure of the document is invaluable to me, and this is almost never available for a/v content. I look forward to seeing this feature implemented widely.

Tim

This is super useful. The audio sharing service SoundCloud has a similar display but with comments on a track, sometimes it's neat to read it as a heatmap where many people have commented on a particular passage: http://soundcloud.com/warp-records/brian-eno-2-forms-of-anger-small-craft-on-a-milk-sea

Bob

yeah, the accuracy of automatic speech recognition is pretty awful, so this almost always requires at least human-guided quality control of a transcript. usually more efficient just to have human-guided transcription. it's expensive!

Tomek

converting audio speech into text transcript (using proper software of course)could ease whole process of bookmarking

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