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RE: Speech API Community Group

From: Young, Milan <Milan.Young@nuance.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 18:59:59 +0000
To: Jerry Carter <jerry@jerrycarter.org>
CC: Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>, "public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org" <public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
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It matters to the application author that they can select a service that works best for them.  Relying on browser or OS configurations would not suffice for real-world speech applications.

I don't see how we can properly specify the process of selection without the mention of network services.  Hence the language request.

From: Jerry Carter [mailto:jerry@jerrycarter.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:46 AM
To: Young, Milan
Cc: Glen Shires; public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org; public-webapps@w3.org
Subject: Re: Speech API Community Group

On Apr 3, 2012, at 11:48 AM, Young, Milan wrote:

The proposal mentions that the specification of a network speech protocol is out of scope. This makes sense given that protocols are the domain of the IETF.

But I'd like to confirm that the use of network speech services are in scope for this CG.  Would you mind amending the proposal to make this explicit?

I don't see why any such declaration is necessary.  From the perspective of the application author or of the application user, it matters very little where the speech-to-text operation occurs so long as the result is delivered promptly.  There is no reason that local, network-based, or hybrid solutions would be unable to provide adequate performance.  I believe the current language in the proposal is appropriate.

-=- Jerry
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:00:49 UTC

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