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[pls] Loquendo Implementation Report for PLS 1.0 Specification [Redux]

From: Baggia Paolo <paolo.baggia@loquendo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:48:38 +0200
To: "Kazuyuki Ashimura" <ashimura@w3.org>, <jim@larson-tech.com>
Cc: "Baggia Paolo" <paolo.baggia@loquendo.com>, <www-voice@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20E062AE0851CC41B7FBECC23638796F350FDFB831@GRFMBX704BA020.griffon.local>
Loquendo is happy to republish his Implementation Report document,
several comments in [1] have been accepted in the current update
of the PLS Impl. Report test-suite.

Paolo Baggia, Director of International Standards, Loquendo.
Loquendo Speech Technologies
Executive Summary

Loquendo firmly believes speech markets can greatly benefit from
speech standards and is continually supporting their development
and deployment. As an active member of the W3C Voice Browser group,
Loquendo welcomes the Pronunciation Lexicon Specification 1.0
Candidate Recommendation, which has been an essential step
in simplifying the use of speech technologies for both ASR and TTS.
The presence of a standard format for pronunciation lexicons
can promote the sharing of pronunciation resources and,
more importantly, it completes the Speech Interface Framework.

Loquendo is very pleased to contribute by submitting a complete
PLS 1.0 Implementation Report. Loquendo will continue to give
its full and enthusiastic support to the work of the W3C Voice Browser
and Multimodal Interaction Working Groups, as well as to the
VoiceXML Forum, as part of its continuing commitment to, and
active participation in, the evolution of this and other specifications.

Technical Details
All the tests were correctly passed, a few comments to make are:
- TA #24 & #50: the spec clarified that a PLS processor,
      may use xml:base values;
- TA #63 : comment accepted, fixed, thanks;
- TA #89 : we accept to keep the current behavior.
(see [1] for original comments).

Note that the Loquendo processor is not documented as having
a method of selecting pronunciations for TTS, so it always selects
the first in document order, as specified in Section  4.9.2 of PLS 1.0
Candidate Recommendation [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-voice/2008AprJun/0006.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-pronunciation-lexicon-20071212/#S4.9.2

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