Google speech-to-text technology to track political videos

igoogleThe Google Elections Video Search gadget is the last tool designed by the Mountain View giant to follow the US election year.

Through this new feature, anyone can now browse and search hundreds of political videos and find out what a candidates said about any specific topic of interest.

The interface is very simple and allows the user to enter a set of keywords, a phrase or simply the topic she is looking for. After clicking the Search Videos button, the different pieces available -where this or that politician speaks about the theme- will be shown.

This is what the Google guys call their state-of-the-art speech to text voice technology, which allows you to jump right to the most relevant fragments of the speech, according to your query. The gadget only searches videos uploaded to YouTube’s politicians channels.

To try out, visit the iGoogle gadget page.