As the popularity of podcasts continues to rise, more and more organizations and individuals are turning to this medium to share their ideas, stories, and expertise. A podcast series is a collection of episodes that revolve around a specific theme or topic. These series can range from a few episodes to hundreds and can cover a wide variety of topics such as news, entertainment, education, and more. With the increasing number of podcast series available, it has become challenging for researchers, marketers, and organizations to analyze and understand the content within these series.
In this blog, we will explore the concept of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) and how it can be used to analyze podcast series. We will also discuss the benefits of using RAG for researchers, marketers, and organizations.
What is Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)?
Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a natural language processing (NLP) technique that combines traditional retrieval-based methods with generative models such as large language models like GPT-3. This approach allows for more accurate and comprehensive understanding of text data by using both retrieval-based and generative methods.
RAG works by first retrieving relevant information from a large dataset and then generating new content based on that retrieved information. This combination of retrieval and generation results in more coherent and relevant output, making it a powerful tool for text analysis.
Why is RAG useful for Podcast Series Analysis?
With the growing popularity of podcasts, there is a vast amount of audio and text data available for analysis. RAG offers a unique approach to analyzing this data by combining the benefits of both retrieval-based methods and generative models.
As podcast series can cover a wide range of topics and vary in length, it can be challenging to manually analyze and understand the content within them. RAG allows for a more efficient and accurate analysis by automatically retrieving relevant information and generating insights based on that data.
The Benefits of RAG for Researchers
For researchers, RAG can be a valuable tool for understanding the content and themes within podcast series. By using RAG, researchers can quickly retrieve relevant information and generate insights, allowing them to identify key trends and patterns within the data. This approach can save researchers time and effort, enabling them to focus on deeper analysis and interpretation of the data.
Additionally, RAG can aid researchers in discovering new and relevant information that may have been missed using traditional methods. This can lead to new insights and discoveries, making RAG a powerful tool for advancing research in various fields.
The Benefits of RAG for Marketers
For marketers, understanding the content and themes within podcast series is crucial for creating targeted and relevant marketing strategies. RAG allows marketers to quickly analyze and identify key topics and trends within a podcast series, enabling them to create more effective marketing campaigns.
Moreover, RAG can also help marketers discover new and relevant information that can be used to develop new content ideas and strategies. By using RAG, marketers can stay ahead of the competition and better connect with their target audience.
The Benefits of RAG for Organizations
Organizations can also benefit greatly from using RAG to analyze podcast series. By understanding the content and themes within podcast series, organizations can gain insights into their target audience’s interests and preferences. This information can then be used to create more targeted and engaging content, leading to increased engagement and brand loyalty.
Additionally, RAG can also help organizations identify potential partnerships and collaborations within the podcast industry. By analyzing podcast series, organizations can discover relevant and complementary brands or individuals, opening up new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
In conclusion, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a powerful tool for analyzing podcast series. By combining traditional retrieval-based methods with generative models, RAG offers a more efficient and accurate approach to understanding the content and themes within podcast series.
For researchers, marketers, and organizations, the benefits of using RAG for podcast series analysis are numerous. From saving time and effort to discovering new insights and opportunities, RAG can help drive success and growth in the ever-growing world of podcasting. So, whether you are a researcher looking to advance your research, a marketer seeking to connect with your target audience, or an organization looking for new opportunities, RAG is a tool worth considering.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Podcast Series
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Podcast Series
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Podcast Series files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Podcast Series
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Podcast Series.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Podcast Series
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Podcast Series in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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