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About DOE ScienceCinema

DOE ScienceCinema is a multimedia search tool provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information, with video and audio files produced by DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). By using innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from IBM Watson to allow users to quickly find video and audio files, DOE ScienceCinema delivers the precision searching already common in text-based databases. Users can search for specific words and phrases, and precise snippets of the video where the search term was spoken will appear along with a timestamp. This may also be combined with standard metadata searching through the advanced search feature. Users may then select a snippet or a segment along the timestamp to begin playing the video at the exact point in the video where the words were spoken. This feature is offered inline on the search results page, or on individual records pages to search the content of the selected video. Over 3,000 speech-indexed videos are currently available in DOE ScienceCinema, and the database will continue to grow as new R&D-related videos produced by DOE Laboratories and other research facilities are added to the collection.

For more information or if you have DOE-related videos to contribute to DOE ScienceCinema, please contact us.

About the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science, fulfills agency-wide responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate both unclassified and classified scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from DOE-funded research and development (R&D) activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities and at universities and other institutions nationwide. OSTI provides access to DOE STI through a suite of web-based, searchable discovery tools and through other commonly used search engines, offering ever-expanding sources of R&D information to DOE, the research community, and the science-attentive public.