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

From: Steve Lee <stevelee@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 10:34:57 +0000
To: public-wai-cc@w3.org
Message-ID: <50c24896-0216-582b-701b-5bdc4b56576e@w3.org>
 > "speech recognition" is for speech-to-text

Though Alexa etc and voice menus use it to determine user intent, 
possibly via an internal STT step.

Another possible wrinkle is that Alexia can be trained to respond to 
various people - I do not know if it recognises them though or just 
adjusts to all of them.


On 02/02/2021 14:43, Shawn Henry wrote:
> 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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