Re: Archiving and access & analysis = (bo po mo fo?)

Subject: Re: Archiving and access & analysis = (bo po mo fo?)
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 15:18:32 EDT

At 22:49 16/10/2005, you wrote:

>It's known technology and you can use google for it. Users supply
>descriptions or reinforce those available via wiki. It could be an
>interesting experiment.

Keywords are fine. Keyword searches can't read your mind, but 'soundwalk,
Sydney, traffic, tourist chatter' or 'vowel phoneme segments, middle aged
male, US accent' should be enough to do a useful if not quite psychic job
of divining what's available and what someone might want.

For processed sounds some description of the processing (granulated,
Metasynthed, FFT, timestretch) should be enough to provide an equivalently
useful ballpark description.

Custom s/ware development for searches and interfaces is always a bad idea,
and going down that route will only guarantee a lot of wasted time and a
system that never quite gets to v1.0.


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