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Re: Phrase markup (was Re: Aural Cascading Style Sheets)

From: Nick Arnett <narnett@verity.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 11:13:17 -0800
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19970110191317.00ff40a0@207.135.74.230>
To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, Dave Raggett <dsr@www10.w3.org>, www-style@www10.w3.org, www-html@www10.w3.org
At 07:07 PM 1/10/97 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:

>Yes, it is worth stressing that language is a much more important
>tag or attribute when using speech synthesis. It is easy to tell
>que j'ecrire en Franšais pour un peu, and then switch to back to
>English. A speech synth would get very confused without explicit markup.

That's not really a good assumption.  Morphological analyzers have very
little trouble identifying languages.  It's a lot easier to toss the text
against something that'll automatically recognize it than to expect writers
and editors to insert such tags.

A standard set of tags is a good idea, but one shouldn't assume that a lot
of this can't be automated and reviewed by humans.

Nick

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