Robust Audio Indexing for Dutch Spoken-word Collections

Roeland J.F. Ordelman, Franciska M.G. de Jong, M.A.H. Huijbregts, David van Leeuwen

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    Abstract—Whereas the growth of storage capacity is in accordance with widely acknowledged predictions, the possibilities to index and access the archives created is lagging behind. This is especially the case in the oral history domain and much of the rich content in these collections runs the risk to remain inaccessible for lack of robust search technologies. This paper addresses the history and development of robust audio indexing technology for searching Dutch spoken-word collections and compares Dutch audio indexing in the well-studied broadcast news domain with an oral-history case-study. It is concluded that despite significant advances in Dutch audio indexing technology and demonstrated applicability in several domains, further research is indispensable for successful automatic disclosure of spoken-word collections.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVIth International Conference of the Association for History and Computing (AHC2005)
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherKoninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)90-6984-456-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Publication series



    • EWI-1834
    • METIS-227324
    • IR-65565

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