[PLS1.0] i18n comment: Variant id suggestion for TTS homograph disambiguation

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 36
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0603-pls10/
Editorial/substantive: S
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:

The problem of homographs for TTS and homophones for ASR seems very limiting.

It might be possible to alleviate the problem of homographs for TTS by altering the SSML text, so that tokens are unique, butthat would damage portability of the PLS, and, more importantly, cause problems for the use of the same PLS for ASR.

Would it not be possible to tag tokens in SSML so with 'variant ids' using attributes that could be matched to ids in the PLSas a way of uniquely matching homographs to pronunciations?

Received on Tuesday, 21 March 2006 17:53:05 UTC