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Re: [css3-speech] voice-family

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:57:59 -0700
Message-ID: <4E36E927.3030900@inkedblade.net>
To: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
CC: www style <www-style@w3.org>
On 08/01/2011 10:27 AM, Daniel Weck wrote:
>
> On 1 Aug 2011, at 19:20, fantasai wrote:
>>> ---
>>> Possible values are 'child', 'young' and 'old', indicating the preferred
>>> age category to match during voice selection. The mapping with SSML ages
>>> is defined as follows: 'child' = up to 15 y/o, 'young' = between 16 and
>>> 45 y/o, 'old' = 46 y/o onwards.
>>> NOTE: The interpretation of the relationship between a person's age and
>>> a recognizable type of voice cannot realistically be defined in a universal
>>> manner, as it effectively depends on numerous cultural and linguistic
>>> variations. The values provided by this specification therefore represent
>>> a simplified model that can be reasonably applied to a great variety of
>>> speech locales, albeit at the cost of a certain degree of approximation.
>>> Future versions of this specification may refine the level of precision
>>> of the voice-matching algorithm, as speech processor implementations
>>> become more standardized.
>>> ---
>
> I think that the informative note (pleonasm, I know :) is useful, do you
> have any comments on the formulation?

Mmm, thrown in "biological" in addition to "cultural and linguistic"? :)
Voice change ages vary person-to-person.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 1 August 2011 17:58:29 GMT

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