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Microsoft’s AV search tech tapped by Energy Dept.

The U.S. Department of Energy is making use of audio and video indexing technology from Microsoft’s Research arm to make it easier to pick out words and phrases from around 1,000 hours of video.

The project, dubbed ScienceCinema, is a public-facing site containing scientific research videos from the Department of Energy. Users can plug any word or phrase into its search tool and get a listing of any videos that include said phrases. Hitting play on any of the words will then jump users right to the specific spot in the video where it’s uttered. Included, for fair measure, are snippets of the entire video’s transcript, so that users can see where the search term pops up again…

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