[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis

João Eiras joaoe at opera.com
Wed Dec 2 11:25:31 PST 2009

On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:32:07 +0100, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com>  

> We've been watching our colleagues build native apps that use speech
> recognition and speech synthesis, and would like to have JavaScript
> APIs that let us do the same in web apps. We are thinking about
> creating a lightweight and implementation-independent API that lets
> web apps use speech services. Is anyone else interested in that?
> Bjorn Bringert, David Singleton, Gummi Hafsteinsson

This exists already, but only Opera supports it, although there are  
problems with the library we use for speech recognition.


Would be nice to revive that specification and get vendor buy-in.


João Eiras
Core Developer, Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/

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