Aliases and Phonemes guidelines

There is increasing use by listeners using voice commands to navigate radio stations, particularly as the list of stations is becoming much longer. Smart speakers and virtual assistants use voice recognition and voice reproduction.
  • Voice recognition - to understand what is said to them
  • Voice reproduction - to confirm choices and results to users in natural language
Many typical words and phrases can be represented by plain text. But two situations are not well handled:
  • When listeners often call a radio station by something other than its exact official name
  • When a radio station name isn't said the same way as it's written down in text
Aliases and Phonemes help listeners find radio stations. WorldDAB has produced guidelines for broadcasters and manufacturers.