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Reply to VBWG comment on EmotionML (ISSUE-179)

From: Marc Schroeder <marc.schroeder@dfki.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:06:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4E0042EB.8010101@dfki.de>
To: Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com>
CC: w3c-mmi-wg@w3.org, www-multimodal@w3.org
Hello Dan,

thank you again for the comment by the Voice Browser Working Group to 
the EmotionML LCWD, which we have tracked internally as:

ISSUE-179: Integration with SSML

I copy this reply to the public list www-multimodal for documentation 

The EmotionML subgroup of MMI has discussed your comment, and proposes 
the following resolution: ACCEPT. In the latest Editor's draft we have 
removed the second example for use with SSML as requested.

Could you please confirm whether you accept this resolution. In case 
there is no reply within ten days from now, we will consider this to 
mean implicit acceptance, but we would of course prefer an explicit reply.

Thanks again and best regards,
Marc Schröder, Editor EmotionML

On 25.04.11 19:06, Dan Burnett wrote:
> Dear W3C MMI WG (and in particular the Emotion subgroup),
> We reviewed the EmotionML specification during last week's Voice Browser
> Working Group call. There was only one comment, and it was about your
> recommendations on how to integrate with SSML.
> Specifically, the concern was that your second option, suggesting a new
> <style> element in SSML, might be misinterpreted by readers as being
> recommended or endorsed by the creators of SSML as the intended way such
> information can be used in the future. We believe that even clarifying
> that this is not recommended or endorsed for SSML would be insufficient
> to deter implementers who might be tempted to add a new <style> element
> to their SSML implementations solely because it is described in your
> standards document.
> We strongly request, in section 5.2.2, that you completely remove the
> text and examples beginning with "Second, a future version of SSML". You
> would then likely need to adjust the preceding text in 5.2.2 to reflect
> that you now only describe one option.
> As an aside, we happen to agree very strongly with that first option --
> it is a scoped, easily understandable, and backwards-compatible
> mechanism for adding emotion information into SSML.
> Please let us know if you have any questions. We would be happy to join
> you for discussion if necessary.
> Dan Burnett, Chair
> Voice Browser Working Group

Dr. Marc Schröder, Senior Researcher at DFKI GmbH
Project leader for DFKI in SSPNet http://sspnet.eu
Team Leader DFKI TTS Group http://mary.dfki.de
Editor W3C EmotionML Working Draft http://www.w3.org/TR/emotionml/
Portal Editor http://emotion-research.net

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