Easy Listening: Spoken Document Retrieval in CHoral

W.F.L. Heeren, Laurens Bastiaan van der Werff, Franciska M.G. de Jong, Roeland J.F. Ordelman, T. Verschoor, Adrianus J. van Hessen, Mies Langelaar

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    Given the enormous backlog at audiovisual archives and the generally global level of item description, collection disclosure and item access are both at risk. At the same time, archival practice is seeking to evolve from the analogue to the digital world. CHoral investigates the role automatic annotation and search technology can play in improving disclosure and access of digitized spoken word collections during and after this transfer. The core business of the CHoral project is to design and build technology for spoken document retrieval for heritage collections. In this paper, we will argue that in addition to solving technological issues, closer attention is needed for the work-flow and daily practice at audiovisual archives on the one hand, and the state-of-the-art in technology on the other. Analysis of the interplay is needed to ensure that new developments are mutually beneficial and that continuing cooperation can indeed bring envisioned advancements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1179/174327909X441135
    Pages (from-to)236-252
    Number of pages17
    JournalInterdisciplinary science reviews
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


    • EWI-15930
    • IR-67854
    • METIS-264420

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