The BBC news retrieval demonstrator has been exhibited extensively within the BBC and has generated considerable interest within senior management and several departments. BBC Information & Archives are currently evaluating the system, and BBC Monitoring and BBC Natural History Unit are keen to try out the system on their material.
The THISL system has also been demonstrated to several potential customers from the media monitoring industry.
Promotion and Awareness
THISL organised the ESCA European Text Retrieval Workshop (ETRW) on Accessing Information in Spoken Audio. This was attended by leading researchers from Europe and the US and papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Speech Communication journal.