Audio Puzzler


We have developed an audio-based casual puzzle game which produces a time-stamped transcription of spoken audio as a by-product of play. Our evaluation of the game indicates that it is both fun and challenging. The transcripts generated using the game are more accurate than those produced using a standard automatic transcription system and the time-stamps of words are within several hundresd milliseconds of ground truth.


N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, I. Essa. Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game. ACM Multimedia. October, 2008. [PDF]


You can try it out and play the game online here.