Volume 1, Issue 4 - April 2001

Article #1

Introduction to the W3C Grammar Format
By Andrew Hunt

The W3C Voice Browser Working has released a draft specification for a standard grammar format that promises to enhance the interoperability of VoiceXML Browsers and drive portability of VoiceXML applications. This article summarizes the key features of the specification and the application of the specification to VoiceXML application development.

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Article #2

The Speech Synthesis Markup Langauage
for the W3C VoiceXML Standard
By Mark R. Walker and Andrew Hunt

Among the first in a series of the W3C's soon-to-be-released XML-based markup specifications is the speech synthesis text markup standard. This article summarizes the markup element design philosophy and includes descriptions of each of the speech synthesis markup elements.

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Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Engelsma rings in tax season by introducing this third issue of VoiceXML Review, and provides insightful comments on the articles within.

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In this month's column, titled "Your First Pizza," Rob Marchand creates a fictional pizza franchise to build and evolve a simple application to apply some of the things we've learned thus far.

Read this month's First Words



In this month's column, Jeff Kunins answers another batch of reader-submitted questions. Specifically, he tells how to incorporate recorded sound into an application, how to use VoiceXML on the PC platform, how to build a VoiceXML platform form scratch, and how to alleviate a common VoiceXML coding problem.

Read this month's Speak & Listen

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