InSite Update: A Better Index

We’ve added a better index to the InSite interactive transcript system that powers Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History website. From the Living History front page, click Interviews. This will take…

InSite Update: More Interactive Pages

We enabled interactive pages as part of the InSite system a little while back. InSite is a workflow and open source publishing system that makes audio and video easier to…

A Nice Take on Human-Machine Grammar

It’s nice to be appreciated. James Stout, who explores the state of speech input via his blog Hands-Free Coding, has a nice take on the Human-Machine Grammar system I worked…

Want Better Speech Input? Speed is Key

I periodically get questions about the best computer setup for speech input. And I always advocate going way above the minimum specs for speech, especially if you’re planning on using…

Reaching Into a Webpage

Ever want to point someone not just to the top of a web article, but to a particularly good quote – or even several? I’ve done a lot of thinking…

Software Needs to Focus

When you use a mouse or touch as input you automatically bring focus to everything you do. You’re literally pointing at what you want to do. And if the cursor…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 3)

Here’s another quote playlist from the Putin Files that resonates with what’s going on today. The Putin Files are the interactive source interviews from the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Putin’s Revenge,…

Incremental Progress

For many years now, every new rev of speech recognition software has heralded increased accuracy rates: 15 percent more accurate or even 20 percent more accurate. But when accuracy is…

Inclusive Design

This is something everyone should read: Inclusive Design Principles. It’s a set of design principles for the web and software. The principles are simple, well worded, and ensure that websites…

Annotating the Web

I had a great time at the I Annotate 2018 conference last week. Here are slides and notes from my talk: The InSite System: Enabling Transparency with Searchable, Shareable Interactive…