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About TCSE

TCSE is a search engine specializing in exploring transcripts of TED Talk. It has been created for educational and scientific purposes. TCSE uses data provided by TED under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, but it is not an official service of TED.

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Using and Citing TCSE

TCSE is created by Yoichiro Hasebe at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan and made available free for non-commercial educational and scientific use. Please cite one of the following when you publish work which utilizes TCSE.

  Hasebe, Yoichiro. (2015) Design and Implementation of an Online Corpus of Presentation Transcripts of TED Talks. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences 198(24), 174–182.

Acknowledgment

Development of this system was partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) Number 25870898

Special thanks to Mura Nava (EFL Notes) for continuous feedback.


Statistics of English Transcripts

Number of talks3,031
Number of segments794,032
Number of expanded segments362,273
Number of elements7,107,971
Number of lexical items90,129

Number of Translated Talks

Arabic2,893 talks
Bulgarian1,954 talks
Chinese, Simplified2,808 talks
Chinese, Traditional2,966 talks
Croatian1,661 talks
Czech1,425 talks
Dutch2,465 talks
French2,959 talks
German2,307 talks
Greek2,120 talks
Hebrew2,636 talks
Hungarian2,315 talks
Indonesian1,295 talks
Italian2,749 talks
Japanese2,689 talks
Korean2,936 talks
Persian2,391 talks
Polish2,329 talks
Portuguese2,425 talks
Portuguese, Brazilian3,005 talks
Romanian2,422 talks
Russian2,868 talks
Serbian2,098 talks
Spanish2,999 talks
Swedish1,020 talks
Thai1,320 talks
Turkish2,771 talks
Ukrainian1,739 talks
Vietnamese2,448 talks

Video Control Tips

How to skip to a specific segment
  1. Pause the video. (Otherwise you can see only closely adjacent segments.)
  2. Locate the segment that you like to skip to and click on it.
How to adjust sync between video and transcript

Sometimes video and transcript are not in sync for some reason. For such cases, the following solution is available on TCSE:

  1. Pause the video. (Otherwise you can see only closely adjacent segments.)
  2. Locate the segment that is expected to be played when the video is resumed
  3. Click on the "adjust" button of the segment,

About Advanced Search

Advanced search is available only in English.
 List of English POS tags
POS keys are specified either fully ({vb}) or partially ({v}).
An advanced search query string cannot consist only of POS keys.


Advanced Search Syntax

Lemma[LEMMA]
Part of Speech{POS}
Surface + Part of SpeechSURFACE{POS}
(with no spaces in-between)
Lemma + Part of Speech[LEMMA]{POS}
(with no spaces in-between)
Logical Disjunction (OR)A|B
Segment Onset (Beginning)^
Negative Match-
Wild Card (matching exactly one element/word)-_
Wild Card (matching variable length of strings)*

Advanced Search Examples

[excite]
excite, excites, excited, exciting
{n}
Noun, any kind
{v}
Verb, any kind
to * surprise
to our surprise
to his surprise, etc.
[read] {DT} [news|paper|article]
they read these articles
reading the paper or something
I'm reading the news at six, etc.
^ having {v}
Having started the process,
Having said that, etc.
[help]{n}
an aunt offered financial help,
we called people for help, etc.
[get] -rid of
get outside of
get ahead of
got tired of, etc.

TCSE Specifications

TCSE Version7.0.2a
Date of talk data compilationJune 5, 2019
English POS TaggerEnju 2.4.2
Text Highlight (experimental)