OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

ScienceCinema Improvements and Progress



Figure 273614: ScienceCinema search results

Figure 273614: ScienceCinema Search Results

Searching ScienceCinema is better and faster thanks to a complete overhaul of the search code which optimized and increased speed and responsiveness.  The search results allow for quick viewing of the video snippets without leaving the results page.  ScienceCinema records have been reprocessed to expand the amount of searchable audio content, and to ensure that result snippets are up-to-date.  New thumbnails and more accurate descriptors and metadata have also been added, so videos are even more findable. 

ScienceCinema is a search tool provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), highlighting scientific videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).  Using the innovative IBM Watson Speech to Text service for audio indexing and speech recognition technology, ScienceCinema allows users to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files.  Search results are returned with “snippets” of audio that include your search terms, timestamped and linked to the precise point where the terms are spoken in the video.

Check out these improvements at ScienceCinema and let us know what you think.  Email sciencecinema@osti.gov with your questions and comments.