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According to sources familiar with the plan, the search giant is courting broadcasters and cable networks with a new technology that would do for television what it has already done for the Internet: sort through and reveal needles of video clips from within the haystack archives of major network TV shows.
To build the service, the company is recording live TV shows and indexing the related closed-caption text of the programming.
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In our case the text consists of closed captioning of TV news, and we are looking for relevant news articles on the web.
(although when the President is talking you are never quite sure if it was a typo or he actually said it)
Way to go google, can't wait to search through captions.
this was an idea that is very similar to one I had for Google, way back when GoogleGuy was asking us for ideas.
It's a *very* old idea and it's been tried.
Why bother searching and indexing video for words and phrases when you can rely on abstracts?
Why? Well, same reason Google recently doubled their index size. Same reason MSN is courting webmaster early in the game.
The SE Wars are on, my man. ;)
If someone has this (or another feature) that no one else has, they stay ahead a little...
Check out speechbot:
This works far better than I had imagined anything could right now. Indexing video doesn't seem that preposterous at all.