Search company Blinkx unveiled a way to search inside podcasts and video blogs on Wednesday through its broadcast channel. The privately held company on desktops and the Web using contextual search technology, rather than keywords like other search engines.
Blinkx also has a Web site that uses voice recognition software to transcribe video and audio data into text for more accurate full-text searching than other search technology, said Suranga Chandratillake, co-founder and chief technology officer. The broadcast channel lets people search from aof radio, TV and other sources.
Now, the company has indexed and made searchable content from about 20,000 podcast channels, as well as video blogs, which are weblogs that use video as their primary presentation format.