Search Spoken Text in Videos with Google

Google is Google is Google. Google has added a new dimension to video search. You can now search for spoken text in a video with Google! If previously searching for a particular video means relying on the title and tags, now words and phrases or the actual spoken text in a video are searchable. Beat that! But of course it is not yet as perfect as what you are thinking right now. This applies not to every video in Youtube and other sources in the internet, it only applies to a few political videos. Google uses speech recognition technology to automatically transcribe the text of these videos and add them to an index.This is a good step forward and we can expect much from this development in the near future.

To check out this new feature, just add the Google Election Video Search Gadget to your iGoogle page. You can also view the gadget as a standalone page.

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