National Library of Medicine (NLM) Video Search is a new tool that lets you quickly search for words and phrases in Section 508-compliant historical medical and public health films created by the U.S. government. NLM Video Search accurately and quickly searches digital videos with embedded transcripts. In addition to offering a full-text search of a film’s transcript, the tool graphically displays where a search word or phrase occurs within the timeline of a film. Clicking the timeline takes the user immediately to the part of the film where the word or phrase appears.
NLM Video Search is based on a combination of open-source and inexpensive commercial multimedia tools enhanced with speech recognition technology. It is easily integrated and customizable to fit any digital content, repository or web application. NLM Video Search holds tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration among government agencies by making videos of current lectures, conferences, governance committees, training meetings, and official observances more accessible.
John Doyle, National Institutes of Health
Simon Liu, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Edward Luczak, National Institutes of Health
Wei Ma, National Institutes of Health
Jennifer Marill, National Institutes of Health
John Rees, National Institutes of Health
Doron Shalvi, National Institutes of Health
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