SayIt is a new way to publish transcripts online - transcripts such as parliamentary debates, court trials, speeches, or even playscripts. It can be embedded into your website, or used as a standalone instance.
You might be used to publishing, or reading, transcripts as PDFs or Microsoft Word documents. Now SayIt brings transcripts into the internet age. Search them for any keyword, link to individual speeches, browse by speaker or date - they'll even look good on mobiles.
To show you SayIt's full capabilities, we've published a few examples:
- The Leveson Inquiry – A recent investigation into press ethics in the UK
- The Charles Taylor trial – The former president of Liberia is tried for crimes against humanity
- The complete works of Shakespeare – mainly a demonstration of SayIt’s flexibility in handling different kinds of transcript
Perhaps you can see some exciting uses for SayIt? It will work in any language, so long as the transcripts are formatted to the Akoma Ntoso standard. Whether or not you have the technical skills to convert your data to this format, please get in touch with mySociety and we'll help you get your transcripts online.
Want to know more? Have a look through mySociety's launch blog post.comments powered by Disqus