[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Wed Dec 2 14:20:12 PST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com> wrote:
> I agree that being able to capture and upload audio to a server would
> be useful for a lot of applications, and it could be used to do speech
> recognition. However, for a web app developer who just wants to
> develop an application that uses speech input and/or output, it
> doesn't seem very convenient, since it requires server-side
> infrastructure that is very costly to develop and run. A
> speech-specific API in the browser gives browser implementors the
> option to use on-device speech services provided by the OS, or
> server-side speech synthesis/recognition.

Again, it would help a lot of you could provide use cases and
requirements. This helps both with designing an API, as well as
evaluating if the use cases are common enough that a dedicated API is
the best solution.

/ Jonas

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