Re: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: Not easy in ASR

Issue R103-33

Proposed Classification: Clarification / Typo / Editorial 

Resolution: Reject 

The two main uses of PLS are for SRGS (ASR) and SSML (TTS). In both
these cases the PLS are applied on grapheme to define the phonemes to be
recognized (for ASR) and to be pronounced (for TTS). There are other
uses of PLS, for instance in a dictation or for unconstrained ASR, but
which might not be covered by the current specification. 

Please indicate whether you are satisfied with the VBWG's resolution,
whether you think there has been a misunderstanding, or whether you wish
to register an objection.

Paolo Baggia, editor PLS spec.

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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:52:25 +0000
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Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 33
Editorial/substantive: E
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
5.4, 2nd para

"Pronunciations are explicitly bound to one or more orthographies within
a <lexeme> element so homophones are easy to handle. See the following

This should say, "homophones are easy to handle for text-to-speech".
They are not easy to handle in an ASR context, and there should be an
informative note here like in 5.5, but referring to ASR rather than TTS!

Gruppo Telecom Italia - Direzione e coordinamento di Telecom Italia S.p.A.

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