W3C Pronunciation Task Force Teleconference, Wednesday January 15, 2020

The meeting minutes, for January 15th 2020 are available at https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html

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Christine K. Loew, Director
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Pronunciation Task Force Teleconference
15 Jan 2020
Irfan, JF, paul_grenier, janina, SteveNoble
Irfan Ali

  *   Topics<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#agenda>
     *   use case and gap analysis merge document<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#item01>
     *   use case issue triage<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#item02>
     *   explainer DRAFT document<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#item03>
     *   other business<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#item04>
  *   Summary of Action Items<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#ActionSummary>
  *   Summary of Resolutions<https://www.w3.org/2020/01/15-pronunciation-minutes.html#ResolutionSummary>

<JF> Zal,im, who is here?
<Irfan> scribe: Christine
use case and gap analysis merge document
Review of document show gaps and repetitive infomation; we need to determine the approach as it appears we have derailed from the approach
In the approach we identify 5 examples, with information; in our explainer document we have focused on 2 approaches. In the gap analysis and use case, we are a little off track
There are 5 parts, with the first being the introduction. We have added mixed language scenarios and expectations, but this can be taken in phase 2 and not as part of the features we have identified.
In addition, rate, speech and volume be descoped for another version of the document i.e. phase 2.
We should focus the features we have previously identified and complete this document
Paul: to paraphrase, we should use language that are based on our use cases.
Irfan response - Examples we have provided in use cases are different from the core features.
Janina - should we put off language or not? We can always add declarative markup, which is not a discovery
Janina - we have a declarative mechanism and we are in an educational sphere and we may be limiting ourselves in many disciplines - medicine, music, law, etc.
Janina - keep declarative language and not detection of language
Janina - we should be specific in what we limit ourselves
Paul - the only thing that describes language is a lang attribute. In the context of language markup it is not detected.
Janina - the expectation is that we are pronouncing something that is marked up
Mark - I don't see the problem that Paul proposes
Irfan - is it good to provide a code example
Mark - more example always help
Paul - some examples may not require a lang attribute and sometime we don't want the pronunciation to make sense to the end user. What is then the recommendation for declarative? We need examples or guidelines for authors
<Zakim> Janina, you wanted to ask about lang
Irfan - changes to the document require discussion
WCAG requires that foreign language requires markup
The lang attribute declares the language and we augment on how it is pronounced
Are we looking to effectively mandate that you cannot use the pronunciation without the declarative lang attribute?
Janina - it does matter what the lang is for end users to know if they require language software
John - If using the pronunciation mechanism then you must declare the language, is that what we are asking?
Janina - we are only requiring how a word is pronounced
John - declare the expected language and then this is how it is pronounced, is that what we want?
Janina - what is the scoping extent of the pronunciation spec to look for alternative? Are we supporting this?
Mark - it would be great to have a perspective from TTS vendor on precedence.
Irfan - discussion with TextHelp, the implementation used is lang attribute for a particular word, or more specific a particular voice.
Mark - lang tag differs between specific speech synthesizers
Mark - we may not be able to solve this question.
Janina - we may need to add languages supported in the metadata.
Mark - example of current technologies detect language should be included in the document
Irfan - how to handle rate, speech and volume; can we add it in a separate section?
Irfan - summarizing the comments and come up with some agreement with some of the team members, and discuss in subsequent call/meeting
Irfan - Gap analysis section has empty sections, which we need examples to be added.
<Irfan> https://raw.githack.com/w3c/pronunciation/merge-doc/gap-analysis_and_use-case/index.html

use case issue triage
<Irfan> https://github.com/w3c/pronunciation/issues/50

Irfan - Paul has created a domain pronunciation
Paul - wanted to know whether we should pursue this, or set it aside. For someone that relies on speech to text to inform navigation, there is a security issue that uses phishing tactics
Paul - main concern is security and we can punt this to other groups
Janina - defer to w3c groups for guidance
Janina - maybe we exclude URIs
Irfan - add a comment waiting for review
explainer DRAFT document
Irfan - no other edits have been made to the Explainer document
Mark - we are in good shape, still in draft
Ready to be published?
Janina - this are published as a general explanation
Will follow up as there are no prescribed expectations; will follow up with APA
Roy - to publish Explainer there should be a w3c note and consensus
Irfan - format document to match other documents we have (i.e. w3c format)
Irfan - in agreement to publish, convert to required format and send
other business
Mark - we are targeted to be at ATIA conference and present the work of this group, as a call to action to the AT community to support this group
Irfan - APA working group meeting to include Leoni Watson
Summary of Action Items
Summary of Resolutions
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Pronunciation Task Force Teleconference - 2020-15-01

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agenda+ Use case document  <https://raw.githack.com/w3c/pronunciation/merge-doc/gap-analysis_and_use-case/index.html><applewebdata://96560012-B34D-406A-8EF1-DF7AEC8D5CBA/%3chttps:/raw.githack.com/w3c/pronunciation/merge-doc/gap-analysis_and_use-case/index.html%3e>
agenda+ <Use case issue triage><https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fw3c%2Fpronunciation%2Fissues%2F50&data=02%7C01%7Ccloew%40collegeboard.org%7Cf0b8c3a95b5a4bb96f4008d7993d41ae%7C7530bdedfd6e4f58b5d2ea681eb07663%7C0%7C0%7C637146360683626300&sdata=bv84tk1L7ENS%2Bx0YJEKGGAJJqAlZ9%2BH22SROpZwyk8w%3D&reserved=0>
agenda+ Edit explainer DRAFT document

Agenda+ Other Businesses

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Irfan Ali
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Accessibility Standards & Inclusive Technology Group (ASIT)
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