Robert Hall writes about W3Cs Speech Recognition Grammar Specification which today advanced to “Candidate Recommendation”.
The standard itself is intersting enough, especially if all the vendors that have their own proporitary formats would at least add support for it.
Robert has been working with speech for a while (see previous posting about his speaking blog). I have a strong feeling that speech recognition software coupled with speech synthesis and interesting programming should make for some interesting web experiences in the future. (Wired had an article about the adult aspects of speech recognition earlier this week).
Check out Roberts insight into speech recognition, he seems to know exactly what is going on.