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Re: CG for Speech JavaScript API

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:19:38 -0800
Message-Id: <CE2370E8-92F6-4930-9C0A-6BD203FB551B@jumis.com>
Cc: Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, "public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org" <public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org>
To: "olli@pettay.fi" <olli@pettay.fi>
Afaik, the grammar part of the spec along with speech strings for tts ought to be included. If it's a discussion about speech, it ought to be a full discussion.

It takes only minutes to route speech through translation and tts services online.

Let's take a look at it.

On Feb 14, 2012, at 3:09 PM, "bugs@pettay.fi" <bugs@pettay.fi> wrote:

> On 02/15/2012 12:58 AM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
>> CG sounds good, but I agree that the technical aspects of speech are
>> not a good match for the webapps mailing list.
>> This topic is heavy in linguistics; other work in web apps is not.
>> I'd like to feel free to explore IPA, code switching, grammar;
>> voicexml, a whole group of topics not particularly relevant to the
>> webapps mailing list.
> CG won't be anything about VoiceXML or similar.
>> I will certainly post threads to webapps when appropriate. The API
>> hooks for webkitspeech;
> The CG will be about this. API for speech. Certainly it is very
> different from the current webkitspeech stuff, but still an API for speech.
>> the applicability of speech to the IME API--
>> those I will post to webapps when they are mature.
>> But most of the issues around speech are not issues that I'd bring up
>> in webapps.
>> -Charles
>> On Feb 14, 2012, at 2:45 PM, Olli Pettay<Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
>> wrote:
>>> So, if I haven't made it clear before, doing the initial
>>> standardization work in CG sounds ok to me. I do expect that there
>>> will be a WG eventually, but perhaps CG is a faster and more
>>> lightweight way to start - well continue from what XG did.
>>> -Olli
>>> On 01/31/2012 06:01 PM, Glen Shires wrote:
>>>> We at Google propose the formation of a new Community Group to
>>>> pursue a JavaScript Speech API. Specifically, we are proposing
>>>> this Javascript API [1], which enables web developers to
>>>> incorporate speech recognition and synthesis into their web
>>>> pages, and supports the majority of use-cases in the Speech
>>>> Incubator Group's Final Report [2]. This API enables developers
>>>> to use scripting to generate text-to-speech output and to use
>>>> speech recognition as an input for forms, continuous dictation
>>>> and control. For this first specification, we believe this
>>>> simplified subset API will accelerate implementation,
>>>> interoperability testing, standardization and ultimately
>>>> developer adoption. However, in the spirit of consensus, we are
>>>> willing to broaden this subset API to include additional
>>>> Javascript API features in the Speech Incubator Final Report.
>>>> We believe that forming a Community Group has the following
>>>> advantages:
>>>> - It’s quick, efficient and minimizes unnecessary process
>>>> overhead.
>>>> - We believe it will allow us, as a group, to reach consensus in
>>>> an efficient manner.
>>>> - We hope it will expedite interoperable implementations in
>>>> multiple browsers. (A good example is the Web Media Text Tracks
>>>> CG, where multiple implementations are happening quickly.)
>>>> - We propose the CG will use the public-webapps@w3.org
>>>> <mailto:public-webapps@w3.org>  as its mailing list to provide
>>>> visibility to a wider audience, with a balanced web-centric view
>>>> for new JavaScript APIs.  This arrangement has worked well for
>>>> the HTML Editing API CG [3]. Contributions to the specification
>>>> produced by the Speech API CG will be governed by the Community
>>>> Group CLA and the CG is responsible for ensuring that all
>>>> Contributions come from participants that have agreed to the CG
>>>> CLA.  We believe the response to the CfC [4] has shown
>>>> substantial interest and support by WebApps members.
>>>> - A CG provides an IPR environment that simplifies future
>>>> transition to standards track.
>>>> Google plans to supply an implementation and a test suite for
>>>> this specification, and will commit to serve as editor.  We hope
>>>> that others will support this CG as they had stated support for
>>>> the similar WebApps CfC. [4]
>>>> Bjorn Bringert Satish Sampath Glen Shires
>>>> [1]
>>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/att-1696/speechapi.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/XGR-htmlspeech/
>>>> [3]
>>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/1402.html
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012JanMar/0315.html
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