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Wednesday, September 20 • 11:45 - 12:45
Panel - Let the Computer do the work! Use of Computational Tools in Audiovisual Cataloguing

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The session will present the use of computational tools to enhance discoverability of digital audiovisual collections. In the digital age, large A/V collections face the dilemma necessary cataloguing for search and discovery with search engines requiring text to retrieve relevant items. But as large numbers of analog collections are digitized, and with the influx of more digital materials, how can archives and libraries keep up? Computational tools are improving with the recognition of speech, images, and audio waveform patterns. Within the next five years, archives and libraries could begin to utilize these tools to automate much of the cataloguing of their digital files, or at the very least identify relevant people, topics, and locations associated with the content.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, with support from IMLS and in collaboration with Pop Up Archive, created more than 71,000 speech-to-text transcripts using a specially-trained version of the open source Kaldi software. We will show an online game called FixIt to crowdsource correction of speech-to-text transcripts.

The Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision has been using automatic speaker labeling and thesaurus label extraction from subtitles to achieve fine-grained access. Currently we are at the stage of implementing 2.0 versions of these annotation techniques to improve quantity and quality. We intend to combine techniques and automate our workflows to enhance the results with minimal manual effort.

Brandeis University will demonstrate the suite of Natural Language processing tools available on the LAPPS grid. The Galaxy platform and workflow tools will also be demonstrated.

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Karen Cariani

Senior Director Media Library and Archives, WGBH Educational Foundation
I am passionate about making media archives accessible on-line. This goes hand in hand with digital preservation, metadata processes, and systems to manage both. I seek to use technology as much as possible to help archivists and librarians with their work.

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Karin van Arkel

Ingest Coordinator, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I am a teamcoordinator Ingest at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. In this position I am responsible for the automated ingest of all television- and radioprogrammes and (the workflow) associated with ingesting the acquisitions. My work focusses mainly on mediamanage... Read More →
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Casey Davis-Kaufman

Associate Director, Media Library and Archives, WGBH Educational Foundation
Casey Davis Kaufman is Associate Director for WGBH Media Library & Archives & Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Casey manages outreach, access, digitization, and oversees websites. She previously worked for American Experience & received her MLIS f... Read More →
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Tim Manders

Optimisation Media Manager, Information Management, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
I am specialised in innovating (automated) ingest and access metadata processes and automatic annotation, e.g. automated thesaurus label extraction, facial recognition and speaker voice recognition.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 1 (Auditorium, off the Lower Foyer) Lansstraße 8, Berlin, Germany

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