Larson Technical Services: Voice Technology Consulting

Resources for VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications

URLs and phone numbers for voice portals

Name Phone number URL
Tell Me 1-866-TELLME-1 http://www.tellme.com/
Audiopoint 1-888-38-AUDIO
(1-888-382-8346)
http://www.myaudiopoint.com/index.html
BeVocal 1-800-4-BVOCAL http://www.bevocal.com/index.html
Hey Anita 1-800-hey-anita http://www.heyanita.com/voiceportal.asp
Nuance
(set of demos)
1-888-NUANCE-8
or 1-650-847-7656
http://www.nuance.com/demos/demos.html

Speech Works (set of demos) 1.800.STOCKS1 (1.800.786.2571), say “Telemaster Demo” http://www.speechworks.com/demos
/brokerage_banking.cfm
1.888.SAY.DEMO (1.888.729.3366). From outside the US, call +1.617.428.6988. http://www.speechworks.com/demos
/brokerage_banking.cfm
1.800.GO.FEDEX or (1.800.463.3339),
option 5
http://www.speechworks.com/demos/call_center.cfm
1.800.824.6200 http://www.speechworks.com/demos/travel.cfm
+1.404.633.TALK (or 1.404.633.8255) http://www.speechworks.com/demos/telecom.cfm

Online VoiceXML processors

Name URL
BeVocal Cafe http://www.bevocal.com
Hey Anita FreeSpeech http://www.heyanita.com
Tellme Studio http://tellme.com
VoiceGenie Developer Workshop http://www.voicegenie.com
Voxeo Community http://www.voxeo.com

Downloadable VoiceXML processors

Name URL
IBM WebSphere Voice Server SDK http://www.ibm.com/software/voice
Turbo Voice XML http://www.netvoicetele.com
Nuance http://www.nuance.com/products/vbuilder.html

HTML verbal browsers

Name URL
Internet Speech http://www.internetspeech.com
Loquendo http://www.loquendo.com/us/demos/voice_browsing.htm

Voice browser information Web sites

Organization Comments URL
W3C Voice Browser Working Group Standards Organization. See this Web site for the lastest version of proposed standards http://www.w3.org/voice
VoiceXML Forum VoiceXML tutorials; VoiceXML conformance activity http://voiceXMLforum.org
SALT Forum Description of Speech Application Language Tags which are embedded into HTML, Java to create telephony and multimodal applications http://saltforum.org
CT Labs Comparison of four VoiceXML interpreters http://www.commweb.com/article/COM20010129S0003
VoiceXML Planet VoiceXML tutorials; annual conference http://www.voicexmlplanet.com/
VoiceXML Central sponsered by Voice Genie VoiceXML tutorials http://www.voicexmlcentral.com/
Palowireless VoiceXML Resource Center News, development tools, tutorials, other resources http://www.palowireless.com/voicexml/

Public VoiceXML interpreters

Interperter Source URL
OpenVXI – VoiceXML Interpreter Carnegie-Melon University Department of Computer Science Speech Group http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/openvxi/index.html
PublicVoiceXML – VoiceXML platform Public Voice Lab Vienna, Austria http://www.publicvoicexml.org/

Speech conferences

SpeechTek (Speech Technology) http://www.speechtek.com/
AVIOS (American Voice Input/Output Society) http://www.avios.com/
VoiceXML World http://www.voicexmlplanet.com/
Telephony Voice User Interface Conference http://www.tmaa.com/conference/index.htm
ICASSP (International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing) http://www.icassp2002.com/

Phonetic alphabets

Alphabet Name URL
International Phonetic Alphabet http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/ipachart.html
WorldBet http://cslu.cse.ogi.edu/publications/ps/
hieronymus_att_worldbet.ps.gz
X-SAMPA http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/sampa/x-sampa.htm

Speech synthesis

Interactive Speech Synthesis Comparison Site Comparison of TTS systems http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/ltts/
Linguistic Data Consortium The Linguistic Data Consortium supports language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources, data, tools and standards
http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/
Linguistic Data Consortium Lists of TTS sites http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/ltts/list

VoiceXML books

Title Pulisher Author(s)
VoiceXML: Strategies and Techniques for Effective Voice Application Development with VoiceXML 2.0 Wiley
(Dec 2001)
Chetan Sharma, Jeff Kunins
Voice Enabling Web Applications: VoiceXML and Beyond Apress
(Nov 2001)
Kenneth R. Abbott
Voice Application Development with VoiceXML Sams Publishing (Aug 2001) Rick Beasley, Kenneth Michael Farley, John O’Reilly, Leon Squire
Early Adopter VoiceXML Wrox
(Aug 2001)
Stephen Breitenbach, et. al.
VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications Prentice Hall (June 2002) James A. Larson
VoiceXML: 10 Projects to Voice Enable Your Website Wiley Mark Miller
VoiceXML 2.0 Developer’s Guide: Building Professional Voice Enabled Applications with JSP, ASP and Coldfusion Dreamtech

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