It’s official. Microsoft’s audio indexing solution (born out of Microsoft Research) is now online as a part of a Washington State pilot program aimed at making audio recordings from 1973 to present available to the public, with an easy to use search interface.

You can read more about it here or you can just play with it here. You can read the official press release here.

I just tried it out, and it worked great!

I love seeing the technology transfer from research to product groups, and research using existing technology off the shelf from the product groups.

Nice job Microsoft Research. Nice job Speech team.