Tuesday, May 29, 2012


We often search for videos on a particular subject by entering a search term in a search engine such as Google. If the search terms is not part of the video title it is seldom returned in the search results.

"TalkMiner is a video search tool that uses optical character recognition (OCR) to detect the words on the slides. These words are then indexed into TalkMiner's search engine, which currently makes available 15,000 videos from institutions such as Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and TED" (Technology Review). TalkMiner currently searches 29,565 video lectures.

TalkMiner even indicates which slides reference the search term making it possible to go to the precise place in the video that provides the information the user needs. Take a look at the video below to get a better idea of the possibilities.

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