Internationalizing W3C's Speech Synthesis Markup Language
13-14 January 2007
Hosted by Bhrigus Software and the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Hyderabad, India
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SSML Extensions for Text to Speech Systems in Indian Languages
Nixon Patel, the CEO & President of Bhrigus Inc and Kishore Prahallad of IIITH (who is also a consultant to Bhrigus Inc. in the area of language technologies)., presented a paper “SSML Extensions for Text to Speech Systems in Indian Languages” at the “Second Workshop on Internationalizing SSML” held at Crete, Greece, on May 31, 2006. This international workshop was conducted by the “The W3C Voice Browser Working Group” and the main objective of this workshop was to “Identify and prioritize extensions and additions to SSML that will improve the use of SSML for rendering non-English languages”. The workshop will produce a document identifying and prioritizing extensions and additions to SSML that will improve the use of SSML for rendering non-English languages. The W3C Voice Browser Working Group will use this document as a guideline for future enhancements to SSML
Bhrigus as a responsible corporate supports and sponsors Research and Development activities on “Voice and Speech Technologies” internationally. At present Bhrigus is engaged in sponsoring/supporting such R&D activities of prestigious institutions like “Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)” and “International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)”.
To get your copy of this ground breaking research paper, click here.
To See the W3C SSML Workshop Photos. click here.
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Speech and Language Technology Lab
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