Each session includes the presentation of one or two papers, followed by a discussion about at least one item presented in the papers. Some discussions will refer to items from several previously presented papers.
8:30-8:40 Welcome and meeting logistics — FORTH
8:40-8:45 Workshop expectations — Jim Larson → Kazuyuki Ashimura
8:45-9:05 Introduction on W3C and Voiec Browser Working Group — Max Froumentin
9:05-9:25 Internationalization of SSML — Dan Burnett
9:25-9:45 PLS for SSML — Paolo Baggia
9:45-10:05 Updates to RFC 3066 — Richard Ishida
10:30-11:00 10. Roger Tucker & Ksenia Shalonova: Position paper for SSML workshop in Crete
Topics include: tones, dialects & styles, schwa deletion
11:00-11:30 3. Kishore Prahallad and Nixon Patel: SSML Extensions for Text to Speech systems in Indian Languages
Topics include: syllables, loan words, <dialect>
11:30-12:30 Discussion: How should dialects be supported? What are the shortcomings of RFC3066?
14:00-14:30 2. Geza Nemeth, Geza Kiss, Balint Toth: Proposals for Extending the speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) 1.0 form the Point of View of Hungarian TTS Developers
Topics include: speaking-style, syllable structure, phoneme language, parts of speech, phonetic alphabet for Solvenian, foreign text
14:30-15:00 6. Davide Bonardo: SSML Extensions for Multilanguage usage
Topics include: interpret as, <token>
15:00-16:00 Discussion: How should syllable structure / token be represented in SSML?
16:30-17:00 4. Raghunath K. Joshi: The Phonemic model from India for Bi-modal Applications
Topics include: IPA and phonetic model
17:00-18:00 Discussion: What phonetic/phonemic alphabets should be used for SSML? Is IPA satisfactory for representing the pronunciation of words?
8:30-9:00 9. Kimmo Parssinen, Marko Moberg, Mikko Harju & Olli Viikki: Development Challenges of Multilingual Text-to-Speech systems
Topics include: fallback language, language mappings, preprocessor, multilingual
9:00-9:30 13. Zdroik Przemysław & Paul Bagshaw: Position paper for 2nd W3C Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
Topics include: token element, missing diacritics, word stress
Topics include: multilingual text, date format & digits (say-as), diacritics, deep analysis, space between words
9:30-10:30 Discussion: How to represent foreign words?
11:00-11:30 11. Hani Safadi, Oumayma Aldakkak & N. Ghneim: Computational Methods to Vocalize Arabic Texts (Arabic TTS — Status & problems)
Topics include: vowel length identification, POS, type of emotion (mainly mentioned in attachments: SSML_A.dpf.pdf, final_Emotion.pdf)
11:30-12:00 1. Jerneja Zganec Gross: Considerations on using PLS for Slovenian Pronunciation Lexicon Construction
Topics include: pronunciation style, emotion, dialects, pron-source, POS
12:00-13:00 Discussion: How should multiple pronunciation identified and disambiguated in SSML? Is parts of speech useful enough? Should emotions be included in SSML?
14:30-15:00 5. Chris Vosnidis: Position paper for the Second W3C Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
Topics include: inflection, format, details, alias maps
15:00-16:00 Discussion: How should the <say-as> tag be extended?
16:30-17:30 Discussion: remaining topics and new topics arising during earlier discussions
17:30-18:00 Discussion: What are the next steps?
The Call for Participation, the Minutes and the Logistics Information are available.
Jim Larson and Kazuyuki Ashimura, Workshop Co-chairs
Max Froumentin, Voice Activity Lead
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