[whatwg] Web API for speech recognition and synthesis
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 15 12:37:36 PST 2009
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Bjorn Bringert wrote:
> - A general microphone API + streaming API + audio tag
> - Pro: Useful for non-speech recognition / synthesis applications.
> E.g. audio chat, sound recording.
> E.g. an AJAX API for Google's speech services. Web app developers
> that don't have their own speech servers could use that.
> - Pro: Consistent recognition / synthesis user experience across
> user agents in the same web app.
> - Con: No support for on-device recognition / synthesis, only
> network services.
> - Con: Varying recognition / synthesis user experience across
> different web apps in a single user agent.
> - Con: Possibly higher overhead because the audio data needs to
> - Con: Requires dealing with audio encodings, endpointing, buffer
> sizes etc in the microphone API.
FWIW I've started looking at this kind of thing in general (for audio and
video -- see <device> in the spec for the first draft ideas), since it'll
be required for other things as well. However, that shouldn't be taken as
a sign that the other approach shouldn't also be examined.
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