Speech-to-Text Search on YouTube

PodZinger announces users can now search keywords within the YouTube database. Via SplashCast: Speech-to-text video and audio search engine Podzinger just announced this afternoon that users can now search inside YouTube videos with a tab on the front page of Podzinger. The functionality appears to have been added in…

Picture 1-40PodZinger announces users can now search keywords within the YouTube database. Via SplashCast:

Speech-to-text video and audio search engine Podzinger just announced this afternoon that users can now search inside YouTube videos with a tab on the front page of Podzinger. The functionality appears to have been added in late December but I haven’t seen any blog coverage of it yet…

How’s the quality? I did a search for Starbucks and Podzinger found 120 results so far – compared to 3,000+ on YouTube searching text. Those results are interesting though, including one video uploaded today of a man driving a motorcycle through Taiwan at night, past a place that reminds him of Starbucks. He says the name of the coffee chain at the 3:46 mark in the video, Podzinger shows us. That is very impressive!

The official PodZinger blog post.

6 thoughts on “Speech-to-Text Search on YouTube”

  1. When I enter a word energy or even I tried starbucks it brings up bunch of japanesse anime videos and does not work at all :(. Maybe their technology does not work when people talk in different languages?

  2. To Youswitch, It could be that you are searching just the Anime collection on PodZinger. Make sure you are searching “All Channels” – this is at the top of the search results page. When you type in a term, you should see results returned that hihglight the term in the “tags” or in the spoken content of the video. Sometimes the term shows up in both.

  3. Searching on “britney” “sadam” and “bush” delivers a disconcerting lack of relevant results, but a kind of amazing porny consistency… “cowboys” “simpsons” “9/11” “america” and even “Jesus”… all the same. Is Podzinger trying to clue us into some larger truth?

  4. On Google Video, Google has been providing this search capability for quite some time although, as far as I can tell, the service seems only to provide results from videos produced by Google.

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