T Nation

21st Century Quote Mining

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-16-n17.html

GAudi is short for Google Audio Indexing, and it�??s the latest experiment to be added to the Google Labs. This service lets you do a text search for spoken words in videos of YouTube�??s US politicians channels. The functionality was previously already available as part of an iGoogle gadget.

Will Google ever manage to apply this technology to all YouTube videos �?? and perhaps even videos not contained on YouTube, but available from other video upload platforms? Google in their FAQ write that the aim of GAudi �??on Google Labs is broader and the US election is just a first step. We see it as an experiment platform where we can learn what features make the best user experience for people looking for spoken content on the Web.�??