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[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis

From: Bjorn Bringert <bringert@google.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 17:17:42 +0000
Message-ID: <1ac456d70912020917y7e401007gd6c19678a9825f8d@mail.gmail.com>
I think that it would be best to extend the browser with a JavaScript
speech API intended for use by web apps. That is, only web apps that
use the speech API would have speech support. But it should be
possible to use such an API to write browser extensions (using
Greasemonkey, Chrome extensions etc) that allow speech control of the
browser and speech synthesis of web page contents. Doing it the other
way around seems like it would reduce the flexibility for web app
developers.

/Bjorn

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> Is speech support a feature of the web page, or the web browser?
>
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com> wrote:
>> We've been watching our colleagues build native apps that use speech
>> recognition and speech synthesis, and would like to have JavaScript
>> APIs that let us do the same in web apps. We are thinking about
>> creating a lightweight and implementation-independent API that lets
>> web apps use speech services. Is anyone else interested in that?
>>
>> Bjorn Bringert, David Singleton, Gummi Hafsteinsson
>>
>> --
>> Bjorn Bringert
>> Google UK Limited, Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham
>> Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ
>> Registered in England Number: 3977902
>>
>



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Bjorn Bringert
Google UK Limited, Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham
Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ
Registered in England Number: 3977902
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