YouTube now has speech to text functionality.... and it works!

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YouTube Has Speech-to-Text Functionality.....and it Works

YouTube has introduced rich metadata into select videos, which will significantly impact how online video is discovered and consumed. 

YouTube applies a technology in which automated spiders "listen" and transcribe the words in the audio track of a video.  This transcription, in the form of metadata, is embedded into the video.   

Hopefully this will lead to the transcription and searchability of narrated real estate videos in popular search engines, such as Google.

NOTE:  This technology is currently being shown on Google Labs.  it's just a matter of time before it trickles down to everyone.  So it's even MORE important to have videos rich in 'audio text/keywords'. Eventually, you will be able to search on this narrative!

Comments (7)

Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

this is BIG news and a great way to build more Goggle juice.


Jul 31, 2008 02:29 PM
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

That is too cool.  Both from a SEO perspective and from a user perspective.  It's going to be a way to scim through a video similar to the way you scim over written copy.

I can see it now.  People will make sure they speak in their keyword phrases.

Thanks for the great find.

Jul 31, 2008 02:47 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

This is great advancement. I agree with tim people will make sure they use there keywords in the script.

Jul 31, 2008 11:20 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hey Fred..wondered how long for this to happen.  Because before, tags and clip title gave a clue of what's insde but no spiders able to clear the transcript.  Cool...keep digging for us neophyte video wanna bees Fredster!  Like Tim says, it will alter your copy a tad where before not as big a concern!

Aug 03, 2008 01:58 AM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Now that's some really interesting... do you have any detail on how to utilize this?

Aug 22, 2008 05:23 AM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

This is somewhat of a missing link... with all those videos becoming searchable (even by time code I would presume) we'll have the ability to find the non-text reports that aren't pure words. Thanks for the alert Fred.

Aug 25, 2008 02:30 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Fred - I found this very interesting because this would allow our videos and listings to be found beyond the actual descriptions.

Sep 26, 2008 10:57 AM

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