[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis

Dave Burke daveburke at google.com
Wed Dec 2 16:50:20 PST 2009

We're envisaging a simpler programmatic API that looks familiar to the
modern Web developer but one which avoids the legacy of dialog system


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM, João Eiras <joaoe at opera.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:32:07 +0100, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com>
> wrote:
>  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.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml+voice/
> http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/add-voice-interactivity-to-your-site/
> 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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