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Re: word comprhension

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 10:04:02 -0500
Message-Id: <200203281504.KAA1739031@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 09:37 AM 2002-03-28 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>It would appear that this is readily available using Speech synthesis markup
>language and XSLT (or XSLT 2 perhaps)... or someone can make smarter and
>smarter speech synthessisers. If Audio CSS allowed something equivalent to
>SSML's say-as propoerty, we would be closer perhaps.

Sorry, you are missing the main brunt of Jonathan's remarks.

Yes, SSML, modularized, provides the WCAG piece.  But who/how accesses the dictionary?

One of the creative things he raises is uploading your pronunciation repairs to the community.

What Annotea would like to do.

But personal data is in LDAP today, not RDF.  So we need LDAP bindings for the SSML.  To make the web whole.


>On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>  There is probably a good argument for raising the issue of proper names.
>  In my brief experience it seems that common dictionary words are read
>  well enough.
>  However it seems that people and place names are not.
>  These are the very words that are of greatest interest.
>  it would also be great to see a decent ua that offered alternative
>  readings (as per spell checker example), a memorise function, and
>  possibly the opportunity to share the choice with a public database.
>  Perhaps somone knows of this?
>  thanks
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