Radio Oranje: Enhanced Access to a Historical Spoken Word Collection


Werff, Laurens van der and Heeren, Willemijn and Ordelman, Roeland and Jong, Franciska de (2007) Radio Oranje: Enhanced Access to a Historical Spoken Word Collection. In: 17th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, 12 January 2007, Leuven, Belgium (pp. pp. 207-218).

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Abstract:Access to historical audio collections is typically very restricted:
content is often only available on physical (analog) media and the
metadata is usually limited to keywords, giving access at the level
of relatively large fragments, e.g., an entire tape. Many spoken
word heritage collections are now being digitized, which allows the
introduction of more advanced search technology. This paper presents
an approach that supports online access and search for recordings of
historical speeches. A demonstrator has been built, based on the
so-called Radio Oranje collection, which contains radio speeches by
the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina that were broadcast during World War II.
The audio has been aligned with its original 1940s manual
transcriptions to create a time-stamped index that enables the speeches to be
searched at the word level. Results are presented together with
related photos from an external database.
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