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RE: SSML, further comments

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 08:43:39 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1B7E@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: burnett@nuance.com
Cc: www-voice@w3.org

Hi again Daniel.

> Thank you again for your careful review of the SSML 
> specification in 2001.
> Again, for completeness, we have prepared responses to your 
> requests from that
> time.
> 
> If you believe we have not adequately addressed your issues with our
> responses, please let us know as soon as possible.  If we do not hear
> from you within 14 days, we will take this as tacit acceptance. 
> 
> 
> After another read of the spec. Some more comments.
> 
>  1.2, list item 4, para 3.
> "TTS systems are expert at performing text-topohoneme conversions
> so most words of most documents can be handled automatically".
>  Rather too sweeping for my liking. Certainly not the case for
> the systems I've seen :-)
> 
> >>> Proposed disposition:  (none yet)
> >>> 
> >>> Thank you for your comment. Do you have a specific suggestion
> >>> for how to change this sentence?
> 

I basically believe it to be a falsehood, judging by my own experience
of tts engines (and text-topohoneme should be text to phoneme).

I don't want W3C to be liable when a user of that spec determines it to be
false.
If you wish to say that modern tts systems are vastly improved over engines
of
a few years ago, then that's relative, and true?

regards DaveP

 


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