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Phonetic expressions

From: Peter Moffatt <peter.moffatt@nortelnetworks.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 10:41:00 +0100
Message-ID: <8F20221FB47FD51190AD00508BCF36BA05471258@znsgy0k3.europe.nortel.com>
To: "'www-voice@w3.org'" <www-voice@w3.org>

One extra piece of dynamism that would be welcome in VXML 2.1/SSML would be
a "phexpr" attribute for the <phoneme> tag. This would allow the application
layer to fully control TTS pronunciation without recourse to static
transcriptions or lexica.

The main reason this would be useful is that many TTS engines (mentioning no
names!) suffer considerable performance penalties when lexica are

Peter Moffatt
Received on Monday, 2 August 2004 05:53:04 UTC

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