[Corpora-List] Question concerning audio file search

Briony Williams b.williams at bangor.ac.uk
Wed Dec 20 16:19:00 CET 2006


sato hiroaki wrote:

> I've just made a software tool for using DVD movies as a multimedia corpus.


Following the publicising of this useful-looking tool, I wonder whether any
members of the Corpora list could help me with a related task, concerning
audio rather than video files. I'm asking on behalf of someone else.

Is there an existing Windows-based software application that will do the
following? (preferably free of charge, and without a large memory requirement):-

1) Given: several very long .wav sound files (possibly an hour long), with
associated text transcript files (.trs files) as produced using the
"Transcriber" software application.

2) User input: User types one or more words to search for in the
transcription files.

3) Output: Software returns each chunk of text that contains the search
string (where "chunk" could be a phrase, sentence, paragraph, topic, or
larger, depending on the granularity of the transcription files).

4) User input: User selects one of the search results.

5) Output: Software plays back the portion of the (large) sound file
corresponding to the chunk selected by the user.

I can think of a way to do this using Cygwin and Edinburgh Speech Tools - but
does anyone know of an existing solution using a Windows graphical interface?
My contact seems to prefer a point-and-click interface if possible.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

Best regards

Briony Williams

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