[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis

Diogo Resende dresende at thinkdigital.pt
Wed Dec 2 10:23:23 PST 2009

I missunderstood too. It would be great to have the ability to access
the microphone and record+upload or stream sound to the web server.


On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 10:04 -0800, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com> wrote:
> > I think that it would be best to extend the browser with a JavaScript
> > speech API intended for use by web apps. That is, only web apps that
> > use the speech API would have speech support. But it should be
> > possible to use such an API to write browser extensions (using
> > Greasemonkey, Chrome extensions etc) that allow speech control of the
> > browser and speech synthesis of web page contents. Doing it the other
> > way around seems like it would reduce the flexibility for web app
> > developers.
> Hmm.. I guess I misunderstood your original proposal.
> Do you want the browser to expose an API that converts speech to text?
> Or do you want the browser to expose access to the microphone so that
> you can do speech to text convertion in javascript?
> If the former, could you describe your use cases in more detail?
> / Jonas
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