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Speech API Community Group

The goal and scope of this Community Group is to produce a JavaScript Speech API that supports the majority of use-cases in the the Speech Incubator Group's Final Report [1], but is a simplified subset API, such as this proposal [2]. For this initial specification, we believe that a simplified subset API will accelerate implementation, interoperability testing, standardization and ultimately developer adoption. This JavaScript Speech API will enable web developers to incorporate scripts into their web pages that can generate text-to-speech output and can use speech recognition as an input for forms, continuous dictation and control. Specification of HTML markup and a network speech protocol are out-of-scope of this Community Group. [1] [2]


Group's public email, repo and wiki activity over time

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final reports / licensing info

date name commitments
Web Speech API Licensing commitments

Chairs, when logged in, may publish draft and final reports. Please see report requirements.

This group does not have a Chair and thus cannot publish new reports. Learn how to choose a Chair.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for Web Speech API

On 2012-10-19 The Speech API Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the Speech API Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: Learn more about the Speech API Community Group.

First Draft of Speech JavaScript API published by Speech API Community Group

On 2012-06-13 the Speech API Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: Learn more about the Speech API Community Group.

Speech API Community Group

We have developed and published this Web Speech API Specification. For comments and questions, please contact the group on our public mailing list We also use this issue list to propose/discuss errata.

For topics of broad interest, we encourage cc’ing additional lists such as and/or as appropriate. When doing so, please prefix your email subject line with [speech-api]