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From: Daniel Burnett <burnett@nuance.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 16:16:58 -0700
Message-ID: <ED834EE1FDD6C3468AB0F5569206E6E91AF18F@MPB1EXCH02.nuance.com>
To: <www-voice@w3.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Burnett 
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 4:12 PM
To: 'Sobia_Mahmud@elixir.com'
Cc: 'www-voice-wg@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Questions regarding some SSML Tags

Dear Sobia,

Sorry for the long delay in answering your questions.  The answers are below.
If you have any concerns with the answers, please let us know within the next
14 days.

-- Dan Burnett
Synthesis Team leader, VBWG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sobia_Mahmud@elixir.com [mailto:Sobia_Mahmud@elixir.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:12 PM
> To: www-voice@w3.org
> Subject: Questions regarding some SSML Tags
> Hello!
> I would like to address some questions on SSML Tags.
> 1. Firstly in the Voice tag , what does the Name and the 
> variant attributes
> do. Are they essential part of the voice tag?

>>> The name and variant attributes are indeed essential. There
>>> are many criteria that can be used to select a specific voice,
>>> more than we wish to standardize. For application writers who
>>> have precise requirements as to the voices to use, the name
>>> and variant attributes provide an ability to be as precise as
>>> the underlying processor requires. As an example, one might
>>> use the name attribute to select a specific named voice, e.g.
>>> "BobSmith1".

> 2. In the prosody tag, it is explained that pitch contour 
> comprises of the
> interval and the target. What input is user expected to 
> provide in order to
> define the pitch contour?

>>> The subsection "Pitch Contour" in Section 2.2.4 describes the
>>> format for contour specifications. Is there a particular part
>>> of this description that you find incomplete?

> Thanks,
> Sobia
Received on Friday, 23 May 2003 19:17:08 UTC

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