Re: [css3-speech] voice-family

On 08/01/2011 10:27 AM, Daniel Weck wrote:
> On 1 Aug 2011, at 19:20, fantasai wrote:
>>> ---
>>> Possible values are 'child', 'young' and 'old', indicating the preferred
>>> age category to match during voice selection. The mapping with SSML ages
>>> is defined as follows: 'child' = up to 15 y/o, 'young' = between 16 and
>>> 45 y/o, 'old' = 46 y/o onwards.
>>> NOTE: The interpretation of the relationship between a person's age and
>>> a recognizable type of voice cannot realistically be defined in a universal
>>> manner, as it effectively depends on numerous cultural and linguistic
>>> variations. The values provided by this specification therefore represent
>>> a simplified model that can be reasonably applied to a great variety of
>>> speech locales, albeit at the cost of a certain degree of approximation.
>>> Future versions of this specification may refine the level of precision
>>> of the voice-matching algorithm, as speech processor implementations
>>> become more standardized.
>>> ---
> I think that the informative note (pleonasm, I know :) is useful, do you
> have any comments on the formulation?

Mmm, thrown in "biological" in addition to "cultural and linguistic"? :)
Voice change ages vary person-to-person.


Received on Monday, 1 August 2011 17:58:29 UTC