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Experimental speech-recognition portion of JavaScript Speech API in Chrome

From: Hans Wennborg <hwennborg@google.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:30:37 +0100
Message-ID: <CAB8jPhdKk0RYExbwQZzo2TQpACZVX3uDOUM3AREA2OvpX5ghOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-speech-api@w3.org
Hi all,

We've implemented an experimental speech-recognition portion of the
JavaScript Speech API [1] in Chrome, which we encourage you to try

It is available in the current Chrome Dev channel at [2] and in the
upcoming Chrome 23 beta & stable releases. The API needs to be enabled
explicitly by opening about:flags and click Enable under "Speech
Javascript API".

Since the API implementation is experimental, interface names are
prefixed with "webkit", i.e. code that uses it could look like:

  var s = new webkitSpeechRecognition();

This prefix will be removed once the implementation and API are stable enough.

Also note that the API is not available from file:/// URLs (unless
Chrome is started with --allow-file-access-from-files on the command


1. http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/speech-api/raw-file/tip/speechapi.html
2. http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel
Received on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:31:24 UTC

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