ICT Tools for Searching, Annotation and Analysis of Audio-Visual Media

Principal Investigator: Dr Alan Marsden, Lancaster University

Speech, music and video are important for the Arts and Humanities. Historians use them as sources; linguists study the sound patterns; artists, actors, musicians and others study performances. All these fields would benefit enormously from the ability to search for audio-visual materials as simply as we now search for text, and from tools to automate some of the processes of analysis. This project will survey technologies under development for searching audio and visual media streams, automatic annotation, and related analysis tools. It will examine how they can be put to scholarly uses, and their likely impacts.

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