Msg#: 3530609 posted 4:50 am on Dec 19, 2007 (gmt 0)
. There may be a little more to this new feature, than meets the eye!
MIT's CSAIL Project has created a "Lecture Browser [wirelessspeech.blogspot.com]" that indexes the spoken audio content inside videos; it offers results in either video or audio timeline sections, the section containing the search term is highlighted, and snippets of surrounding text are displayed. The searcher can also "jump" to the relevant section of the video directly from the index, as well.
And that's not the only successful effort out there to index videos via the spoken audio they contain; another firm called Everyzing is perfecting both an indexing process [wirelessspeech.blogspot.com], and a "Jump To" feature that will allow the searcher to go directly to the section of the video that contains the specific words they were looking for.
Ergo: It only stands to reason that
The search giant is almost certainly working on it's own version of this technology, and
Will have a head start with existing video sitemaps, once they've reached the roll-out stage