My nineteen corti. I work in a day to archive that cure rate state of social scientists in the u k our collection spans a huge variety of material from the twentieth century covering some very large surveys through too. Many sets a qualitative material now in the u k i think many social scientists who come to use our collections are prudently . Obsessed with using text so we have a few audio recordings that are typically not consulted in a multimedia age in a digital age we should be thinking more about enabling them to access these materials. Unfortunately some of the the ways of delivery and the mode of accessing materials means it's actually quite a barrier for the researchers to come and use that i think would be going to speech technology and retrieval methods we will be able to do so so much more and enable them to go one step forward and not just use the flat. so what to give an example of a wonderful dataset that we have. That was conducted in the nineteen seventies as part of a large research study. and that was interviews with about five hundred people mainly from working class. Cities and rural areas in the uk. And it was looking at the edwardian period in england and that's the first decade of the twentieth century asking people to think about. Life at home work politics religion so many at marriott many emotional areas were covered and if you think about it this was done in the seventy s they were asked to reflect on the period before the first world war that actually there are stuff like before that period . And they were not encouraged to talk about the war itself so it's a huge rich collection and it's been used many many times but it's only the text. . And if you think about. The amount of emotion that's in the text. the local dialect would have been used at the time that's not exploited and i feel that i could be very which exploited one example of an interesting way using the material was. i called my group who look to the east a psychoanalytic style to go and look at old material from from the first world war and he was looking at soldiers experiences of being in the trenches and how their relationships with their family families help mediate against the stress the stress of effects at that but he just use the text and you can imagine not having access to the rich material the audio people talking about very emotional experiences i think you would get a much much enriched experience from that so i would like to think that we can go forward an offer people and much more than flat text . Another example there is we have many photographs from this collection which are not used a tool and you and if you think if you put together the audio . The image is the tax you can have an enriched situation so i really hope that that is the future can use the speech and language technologies to encourage our social sciences to to think a little bit more creatively