Audio Synchronization For Document Narration with User-Selected Playback

  • US 20110288861A1
  • Filed: 05/18/2010
  • Published: 11/24/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer implemented method comprising:

  • applying speech recognition by one or more computer systems to an audio recording to generate a text version of recognized portions of text;

    determining by the one or more computer systems an elapsed time period from a reference time in the audio recording to each portion of text in the recognized portions of text;

    comparing by the one or more computer systems a recognized portion of text to an expected portion of text;

    generating by the one or more computer systems a timing file that is stored on a computer-readable storage medium, the timing file comprising the elapsed time information for each expected portion of text;

    receiving from a user an indication of a user-selected portion of text;

    determining by the one or more computers an elapsed time in the audio recording by referencing the timing file associated with the user-selected portion of text; and

    providing an audible output corresponding the audio in the audio recording at the determined elapsed time in the audio recording.

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