Accessing the spoken work

Jerry Goldman, Steve Renals, Steven Bird, Franciska de Jong, Marcello Federico, Carl Fleischhauer, Mark Kornbluh, Lori Lamel, Douglas W. Oard, Claire Stewart, Richard Wright

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    Spoken-word audio collections cover many domains, including radio and television broadcasts, oral narratives, governmental proceedings, lectures, and telephone conversations. The collection, access, and preservation of such data is stimulated by political, economic, cultural, and educational needs. This paper outlines the major issues in the field, reviews the current state of technology, examines the rapidly changing policy issues relating to privacy and copyright, and presents issues relating to the collection and preservation of spoken audio content.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-298
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational journal on digital libraries
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Spoken document retrieval
    • Preservation
    • Copyright
    • Speech technology
    • Content annotation


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