Audio searching with speechbot

I have no idea what to make of Speechbot. This is so typical of the cutting edge work HP research labs are doing. I havent done any real research into it but even the concept alone makes me feel very sick.

Ok I've just done tests, and it couldnt find for example Mpeg4, which it should have found if its indexed content from However streaming did match 200 items. Wow, the show me extract part is pretty slick… It also seems speechbot isnt working on semantics. As its picked up non content too. HP Labs have done it again… Kudos from the BBC.

Take this for a great example.
Search for any words with streaming in it like above. And got a link to public interest transcript, here is the section taken from the actual stream. Yes believe it…

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