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RE: Speech API: first editor's draft posted

From: Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:44:03 -0400
To: "'Hans Wennborg'" <hwennborg@google.com>, <public-speech-api@w3.org>
Cc: "'Satish S'" <satish@google.com>, "'Glen Shires'" <gshires@google.com>
Message-ID: <006001cd2181$0ef816d0$2ce84470$@conversational-technologies.com>
Thanks for preparing this draft. 
I'd like to advocate including the EMMAText and EMMAXML attributes in
SpeechRecognitionResult. One argument is that at least some existing
consumers of speech recognition results (for example, dialog managers and
log analysis tools) currently expect EMMA as input. It would be very
desirable not to have to modify them to process multiple different
recognizer result formats. A web developer who's new to speech recognition
can ignore the EMMA if they want, because if all they want is tokens,
confidence, or semantics, those are available from the
SpeechRecognitionAlternative objects.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans Wennborg [mailto:hwennborg@google.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:36 AM
> To: public-speech-api@w3.org
> Cc: Satish S; Glen Shires
> Subject: Speech API: first editor's draft posted
> In December, Google proposed [1] to public-webapps a Speech JavaScript
> API that subset supports the majority of the use-cases in the Speech
> Incubator Group's Final Report. This proposal provides a programmatic
> API that enables web-pages to synthesize speech output and to use
> speech recognition as an input for forms, continuous dictation and
> control.
> We have now posted in the Speech-API Community Group's repository, a
> slightly updated proposal [2], the differences include:
>  - Document is now self-contained, rather than having multiple
> references to the XG Final Report.
>  - Renamed SpeechReco interface to SpeechRecognition
>  - Renamed interfaces and attributes beginning SpeechInput* to
> SpeechRecognition*
>  - Moved EventTarget to constructor of SpeechRecognition
>  - Clarified that grammars and lang are attributes of SpeechRecognition
>  - Clarified that if index is greater than or equal to length, returns
> We welcome discussion and feedback on this editor's draft. Please send
> your comments to the public-speech-api@w3.org mailing list.
> Glen Shires
> Hans Wennborg
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-
> webapps/2011OctDec/1696.html
> [2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/speech-api/raw-file/tip/speechapi.html
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