In need of a particular speech recognition software
October 5, 2006 9:20 AM   Subscribe

I need a particular type of speech recognition software

I'm helping with a project, and part of it requires encoding of video tape. I have to watch a tape with three people in the shot. What I need to do is record exactly(roughly) how long each person speaks. Is there any kind of speech recognition software that will allow me to do this relatively quickly?
posted by frankie_stubbs to Science & Nature (4 answers total)
I've seen a research project that identifies each speaker in a recorded conversation and creates a timeline illustrating when each one speaks. I kind of doubt it was ever commercialized in a form that would be useful to you.

This google search seems to turn up some related projects, but on first glance, I don't see any product offerings.
posted by Good Brain at 10:18 AM on October 5, 2006

Unless the tape is very, very long, I find it hard to imagine you'd save time with a high-tech voice analysis solution over watching it three times with a stopwatch in your hand.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 11:50 AM on October 5, 2006

Response by poster: I need to be as accurate as possible and there are about 150 10 minute tapes to process.
posted by frankie_stubbs at 8:07 PM on October 5, 2006

No. Plain and simple. But you want to have a look at Transana, designed for coding video data for analysis. You won't need the stopwatch. Or graph paper.
posted by fourcheesemac at 8:37 PM on October 5, 2006

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