Volume 2, Issue 3 - April/May 2002

Article #1

W3C Natural Language Semantics Markup Language
By Deborah A. Dahl

Natural Language Semantic Markup Language (NLSML) is an XML-based markup for representing the meaning of a natural language utterance. With NLSML, applications can have a standardized way of representing the output from a speech recognizer in terms that are meaningful to a dialog manager such as a VoiceXML interpreter. Although NLSML isn't widely used yet, it has great potential for playing a role in supporting richer and more complex interactions between users and systems in the future.

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Article #2

VoiceXML: A Publishing Standard for Accessibility
By Brian Ty Graham

The emergence of VoiceXML as an open and widely supported standard induced a paradigm shift in the voice application and IVR market by empowering web developers to write voice applications efficiently. VoiceXML is having a profound effect on not only IVR and traditional-telephony applications but also on extending the enterprise and consumer applications to be accessed by voice.

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Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Engelsma introduces the articles of the April/May issue of VoicexML Review.

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In this month's column, titled "N-best Recognition Results," Rob Marchand shows how N-best provides applications with more flexibility with regards to how it handles user interaction.

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Meet Matt Oshry, our new Speak & Listen columnist. This month Matt answers reader questions on VoiceXML 2.0.

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May 2002

The W3C's Voice Browser Working Group publishes the Voice Browser Call Control: CCXML 1.0 Working Draft Specification.
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May 2002

W3C announces XHTML+Voice submission for multimodal interactions from IBM, Motorola and Opera Software.
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May 2002

VoiceXML Forum formally announces its support for W3C's Multimodal Interaction Activity.
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