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Google Next Big Service: Plain-text transcriptions of Phone Call, Podcast, and Youtube Videos

Google provides some very nice services; Google Books is useful and technically interesting. They started with printed books, and figured out how to de-warp those images to produce nice flat pages. Then they used Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert the photographs of text into actual computer-manageable text. This brings image data into the domain of structured data, and it make...