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Re: Clarifying speech recognition vs. voice recognition in Style Guide

From: Joshue O Connor <joconnor@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 17:29:39 +0000
To: "Bakken, Brent" <Brent.Bakken@Pearson.com>
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>, Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Message-ID: <827fff13-aefb-7f8b-f48e-1fb1868853c7@w3.org>
Hi all,

Interesting point and an important distinction.

In the wild the two will be conflated IMO, for better or worse. It could 
be one of those things that the sooner the 'experts' get on the same 
page about, the better.

I'm curious what Kim thinks?

Thanks

Josh

> Bakken, Brent <mailto:Brent.Bakken@Pearson.com>
> Tuesday 2 February 2021 17:07
> I would agree with this distinction.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:44 AM
> To: EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>; WAI Coordination Call 
> <public-wai-cc@w3.org>
> Cc: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
> Subject: Clarifying speech recognition vs. voice recognition in Style 
> Guide
>
> Hi folks,
>
> Here is a draft update to the WAI Style Guide[1]:
>
> "speech recognition" is for speech-to-text (SST), and usually what 
> we're talking about for accessibility.
> "voice recognition" is different; it's about identifying the speaker, 
> not what they're saying.
>
> (For background, search the Web for "speech recognition voice 
> recognition difference")
>
> Please let me know if you disagree or have edit suggestions.
>
> Thanks!
> ~Shawn
>
> [1] currently at the end of 
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.w3.org_WAI_EO_wiki_Style-23other-5Fwords-5Fand-5Fphrases&d=DwICaQ&c=0YLnzTkWOdJlub_y7qAx8Q&r=v-L6X-ScaY5UKb-F-_zcuXdbPw2UYK_gaTG8R5d9h7U&m=lT0RkzKPWViwYA0MZWTXqn8uDXjrBrrbQtLkZhkL4MM&s=B9oYblo0mWxzn9VV3FGaJexvPlU9zTrsI41fDM4ORb8&e= 
>
>
> Shawn Henry <mailto:shawn@w3.org>
> Tuesday 2 February 2021 14:43
> Hi folks,
>
> Here is a draft update to the WAI Style Guide[1]:
>
> "speech recognition" is for speech-to-text (SST), and usually what 
> we're talking about for accessibility.
> "voice recognition" is different; it's about identifying the speaker, 
> not what they're saying.
>
> (For background, search the Web for "speech recognition voice 
> recognition difference")
>
> Please let me know if you disagree or have edit suggestions.
>
> Thanks!
> ~Shawn
>
> [1] currently at the end of 
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Style#other_words_and_phrases
>


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