I suggest you contact Jim Stigler at LessonLab, Inc. (www.lessonlab.com)
and ask about their software. They linked transcripts to audio and video
for their large-scale analysis of classroom interaction.
At 10:39 AM 10/17/2002 -0400, Rita Carol Simpson wrote:
>Does anyone have first-hand experience with any tools or techniques for
>linking existing text transcripts of speech to sound files?
>Specifically, the MICASE project team is looking for input on how to go
>about linking the sound files (currently in mp3 format, but convertable
>to other formats) with the text transcripts, in relatively small
>increments, and deliver the sound files online along with the transcripts
>(which are already available online, via the website listed below).
>Ideally we would like to link the transcripts to the sound files in such a
>way that from any point in the transcript you could click on a sound file
>link and get to that portion of the transcript -- to the nearest, say,
>30-second or 1-minute increment. I realize the labor to do this for nearly
>200 hours of naturally-recorded speech may be significant, but we are
>prepared to hire a number of research assistants to do as much of the
>markup, chunking, & aligning tasks as possible.
>If you know of & have used any kind of software that will simplify or
>streamline this process at all, or have suggestions about how we might go
>about it, I would very much appreciate hearing from you.
>(I do have a copy of the CSAE project's SoundWriter program, but because
>I have not been able to find any documentation on it, I cannot properly
>evaluate it; I suspect, however, that it's not exactly suited to our
>goals -- specifically the eventual web-delivery aspect. If you've
>successfully used this particular program, I would be interested in
>finding out more about it.)
>I will be happy to post a summary to the list of any replies I get.
>Thank you in advance,
>Rita Simpson, PhD.
>Project Director, Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English
>English Language Institute, University of Michigan TEL: 734-763-7133
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