Reply To: Audio Visual Oral History


I am an oral historian with a research library and I have not heard of such a break through as a voice recognition tool that can search for key words.  The oral history community have been poised and waiting for voice recognition software that is capable of transcribing more than one voice at a time, so that transcription can be partially automated for interviews, but even the sophisticated systems now available are not quite there yet.  As far as I know tagging is still a manual business, but I am sure in the future this kind of software will become commonplace and I agree that the website “Oral History in the Digital Age” is certainly the right place to look for its arrival.