SPEECH APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE
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(SAPI) Microsoft's standard APIfor speech synthesis and speech recognition in Windows 95.The idea is to let developers try out and use variouslow-level speech software from any number of verndors, whileretaining the same API.Mike Rozak is the lead of the SAPI project at Microsoft.Numerous major speech vendors have announced SAPI-supportplans. SRAPI, the competing speech recognition API byLotus/WordPerfect, is fast becoming obsolete.
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