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Re: HTML Speech XG Completes, seeks feedback for eventual standardization

From: Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:39:22 -0800
Message-ID: <CAEE5bcjsMrmSxXrHnBBAkLJm2hY+Fu0yVo79j1_j9HEVuBpe5g@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org, Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com>
We at Google believe that a scripting-only (Javascript) subset of the API
defined in the Speech XG Incubator Group Final Report [1] is of appropriate
scope for consideration by the WebApps WG.

A scripting-only subset supports the majority of the use-cases and samples
in the XG proposal. Specifically, it enables web-pages to generate speech
output and to use speech recognition as an input for forms, continuous
dictation and control. The Javascript API will allow web pages to control
activation and timing and to handle results and alternatives

As Dan points out above, we envision that different portions of the
Incubator Group Final Report are applicable to different working groups "in
W3C and/or other standards development organizations such as the IETF".
 This scripting API subset does not preclude other groups from pursuing
standardization of relevant HTML markup or underlying transport protocols,
and indeed the Incubator Group Final Report defines a potential roadmap
such that such additions can be compatible.

To make this more concrete, Google will provide to this mailing list a
specific proposal extracted from the Incubator Group Final Report, that
includes only those portions we believe are relevant to WebApps, with links
back to the Incubator Report as appropriate.

Bjorn Bringert
Satish Sampath
Glen Shires

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/XGR-htmlspeech/

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 5:32 AM, Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the info, Art.  To be clear, I personally am *NOT* proposing
> adding any specs to WebApps, although others might.  My email below as a
> Chair of the group is merely to inform people of this work and ask for
> feedback.
> I expect that your information will be useful for others who might wish
> for some of this work to continue in WebApps.
> -- dan
> On Dec 13, 2011, at 7:06 AM, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> > Hi Dan,
> >
> > WebApps already has a relatively large number of specs in progress (see
> [PubStatus]) and the group has agreed to add some additional specs (see
> [CharterChanges]). As such, please provide a relatively specific proposal
> about the features/specs you and other proponents would like to add to
> WebApps.
> >
> > Regarding the level of detail for your proposal, I think a reasonable
> precedence is something like the Gamepad and Pointer/MouseLock proposals
> (see [CharterChanges]). (Perhaps this could be achieved by identifying
> specific sections in the XG's Final Report?)
> >
> > -Art Barstow
> >
> > [PubStatus]
> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/PubStatus#API_Specifications
> > [CharterChanges]
> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/CharterChanges#Additions_Agreed
> >
> > On 12/12/11 5:25 PM, ext Dan Burnett wrote:
> >> Dear WebApps people,
> >>
> >> The HTML Speech Incubator Group [1] has recently wrapped up its work on
> use cases, requirements, and proposals for adding automatic speech
> recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities to HTML.  The work
> of the group is documented in the group's Final Report. [2]
> >>
> >> The members of the group intend this work to be input to one or more
> working groups, in W3C and/or other standards development organizations
> such as the IETF, as an aid to developing full standards in this space.
> >> Whether the W3C work happens in a new Working Group or an existing one,
> we are interested in collecting feedback on the Incubator Group's work.  We
> are specifically interested in input from the members of the WebApps
> Working Group.
> >>
> >> If you have any feedback to share, please send it to, or cc, the
> group's mailing list (public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org).  This will allow
> comments to be archived in one consistent location for use by whatever
> group takes up this work.
> >>
> >>
> >> Dan Burnett, Co-Chair
> >> HTML Speech Incubator Group
> >>
> >>
> >> [1] charter:  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/charter
> >> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/XGR-htmlspeech/
> >>
> >> p.s.  This feedback request is being sent to the following groups:
>  WebApps, HTML, Audio, DAP, Voice Browser, Multimodal Interaction
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:42:00 UTC

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