How to Fast-Talk Through Meetings

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-07-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you've brought together your employees and partners for a meeting of the minds, why shouldn't those not in attendance benefit from the productivity-packed proceedings?

If youve brought together your employees and partners for a meeting of the minds, why shouldnt those not in attendance benefit from the productivity-packed proceedings? For one thing, employees who initially didnt have the time to attend the meetings might not have the time to sit through a canned version of them, either.

Recently, Ive been testing a technology from Fast-Talk Communications that could help companies cut through the clutter of recorded materials to pick out the parts they need more quickly than a full viewing would permit.

The Fast-Talk 2.0 phonetic engine breaks WAV audio files into their phonemes and generates a large text file where these phonemes are indexed for text searching. Software algorithms convert search terms to their constituent phonemes, enabling users to locate specific words in these recordings. Alternatively, I could generate a phoneme index while recording live or streaming content.

This technology would make an excellent addition to any of the virtual meeting products we tested for our July 1 eVal or to any application that works to make multimedia content more accessible.

For more information, check out www.fast-talk.com.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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