Friday, July 25, 2008

NPR API

National Public Radio has released its API. It already looks to be a tremendous research because they have audio content. I'm new to APIs so I'm pretty jazzed about this. I've only gotten to play with it for about 5 minutes, but I have verified that the audio is great. One potential application I foresee is music/speech detection and segmentation. Also, on the speech side, this data is great for topic identification. I'll hopefully have more to say on this later, but for now, I've got to go. It's 8PM on a Friday and my girlfriend is telling me I have to stop working.

1 comment:

kurt jacobson said...

Nice one! This looks like a great resource, similar to the direction the BBC is taking with the backstage APIs - but seems NPR is quicker to offer more audio. Thanks Jeremy.