The Audio Notebook
Paper and Pen Interaction with Structured Speech

Lisa J. Stifelman
Speech Interface Group, MIT Media Lab

Illustration Copyright MIT Media Laboratory, 1995

The Audio Notebook allows a user to capture, skim, and browse an audio recording in conjunction with notes written on paper. After attending a lecture or meeting, a user may be missing information from their notes, want more detail for a topic, or to review the original material. The Audio Notebook synchronizes notes written on paper with an audio recording. The user's natural activity (i.e., writing and page turns) serve as implicit indices into the audio. The spatial layout of writing on the page enables a user to rapidly navigate in a time-dependent medium like speech.


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This material is based upon work supported in part of the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 9523647. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).