[Corpora-List] Question concerning audio file search

Hong Huaqing huaqing at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Wed Dec 20 17:33:00 CET 2006


Briony Williams wrote:
"Is there an existing Windows-based software application that will do the following?"

I haven't heard of any freely available Windows-based applications as you are looking for. We have developed a web-based query package for users to search the transcribed classroom discourse and the time-aligned audio/video data for the SCoRE (Singapore Corpus of Research in Education) corpus project. You may want to have a look at the demo version at: http://score.crpp.nie.edu.sg. Please be reminded that it is only a prototype query engine, and we are currently redesigning it.

Alternatively, as your data are mainly .trs transcripts and Transcriber segmented audio files, you may want to try ONZE Miner (http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/jen/onzeminer/). However, ONZE Miner has very limited function. It can only search strings in the .trs transcripts, nor can it search any annotated info or features in the texts.

Good luck!

Huaqing Hong
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National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
http://score.crpp.nie.edu.sg



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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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