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Democracy Live

Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:49 UK time, Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Democracy Live is the BBC's new portal to politics, providing live and on demand video coverage of proceedings in the Welsh Assembly and the other national political institutions, plus the European Parliament.

But what makes this website different is a new tool - the ability to search all the videos for a spoken word, say 'Wrexham', or 'health' or even 'Cymru' because Welsh language searches are also possible.

Basically, you'll be able to toggle straight to the info you want.

The BBC's Mark Coyle explains it better: "By its very nature, the business of politics can be lengthy. Can you/would you watch an entire six-hour long debate from the House of Commons?

"Democracy Live gives you the ability to search for a specific word or words spoken in the proceedings and the results will give you links to the points in the video where they were spoken."

He goes on: "One aspect we're particularly proud of is that we've managed to deliver good results for speech-to-text in Welsh, which, we're told, is unique."

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