Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

INFORMATIK 2005 Informatik LIVE! Band 2, Beiträge der 35 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 19. bis 22. September 2005 in Bonn P-68, 83-87 (2005).



Armin B. Cremers, Rainer Manthey, Peter Martini, Volker Steinhage (eds.)


Structuring and indexing digital archives of radio broadcasters

M. Larson , T. Beckers and V. Schlögell


This paper describes a pilot project being undertaken by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Deutsche Welle (DW) in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (IMK). The project goal is to ascertain the practical usefulness of automatic approaches for the structuring and indexing of digital audio archives of radio broadcasters. Automatic approaches have an enormous potential to complement the conventional annotation methods of radio archivists, who are rapidly becoming overwhelmed by ever-increasing amounts of material that must be archived and growing demands for completely searchable audio collections. Automatic segmentation methods can set cue points in audio broadcasts, which make it possible to skim audio quickly using large intuitive

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