Video Search by Phonetics

One of the holy grails of technology is video search.  What if you could search a database of video for clips that say this or that.  Efforts have centered on voice to text technologies, but Nexidia is taking a different approach, something that they call Speech Intelligence.  Their technology listens for phonetics, the same thing that we listen for.

This Google video plays an interview with the company’s SVP for Marketing and Product Management, Anna Convery.

Think about the possibilities of teachers being able to create their own digital multimedia learning environments (textbooks), when they can search news and entertainment archives, and remix their findings into instructional media.

OK, admittedly, U.S. copyright law has a ways to go in order to adapt this this sort of remix classroom.  But do they have a choice?

Plesser, Andy. “Nexidia Is Pioneering Video Search Through Phonetics.” [Weblog AlwwaysOn] 27 Nov 2006. 13 Dec 2006 <>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.