ScienceCinema Help

ScienceCinema allows users to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. Users can then easily access the precise point in the video where the word was spoken. There are two search options within ScienceCinema, "Audio Search" and "Bibliographic Search."

Audio Search

Audio Search allows the user to enter a term or phrase (place phrase in "double quotes") to search for specific words spoken during the video.

Bibliographic Search

Bibliographic Search provides the user with the option to search the bibliographic data fields rather than the audio index for the videos. Data fields include the entire Bibliographic record, Creator/Author, Title, Description/Abstract, Identifier Numbers, Publication Date, and System Entry Date.

Technical Specifics

The audio indexing technology for ScienceCinema is provided by Microsoft Research as part of their Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS) project. MAVIS is a set of software components that use speech recognition technology to enable searching of digitized spoken content. More information about MAVIS and the technology can be viewed at the MAVIS project page ( Playing of video files in Internet Explorer requires the Silverlight plug-in to be installed. Other browsers do not require plug-ins to play these video files. See for more information.

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Last Updated: 04/24/2014