Tokyo: Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. said Monday it has developed technology that makes it possible to find a single word in 2,000 hours of recorded material through a search of just three seconds.
The electronics company said it had put together several existing technologies to create the quickest search engine yet for recorded material.
“With the recent boom in multimedia, a huge quantity of audiovisual data is found in databases, corporate servers and private computers,” a Hitachi statement said.
“To make the best use of such data, it is necessary to have the quickest and most reliable retrieval technology,” it said.
Hitachi said it would present details about the new technology in Australia this week during a convention on digital multimedia.
Hitachi hoped that in the future, the technology could also be put to use by the customer service industry to wade through telephone calls.