Volume 1, Issue 3 - Mar. 2001

Article #1

An Introduction to Speech Recognition
By Kimberlee A. Kemble

Have you ever talked to your computer? (And no, yelling at it when your Internet connection goes down or making polite chit-chat with it as you wait for all 25MB of that very important file to download doesn't count). If you have, then you've used a technology known as speech recognition.

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Article #2

The Fundamentals of Text-to-Speech Synthesis
By Juergen Schroeter

This article aims at building a fundamental understanding of the latest developments in speech synthesis technologies, such as why it is so difficult to achieve high-quality synthetic speech, and what is the state-of-the-art. After all, if your TTS is too low a quality, users may abandon the call, never to come back.

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Article #3

An Insider's Guide to the
VoiceXML Forum Users Group Meeting
By Greg Kohn

So what's all this fuss about the VoiceXML Forum's First Annual Users Group Meeting? This article offers an in-depth analysis of the event, with an eye toward how the meeting suits your needs.

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

Read the Letter from the Editor



This column is designed to provide novice VoiceXML developers with foundational knowledge on the language and its various constructs. This month Rob Marchand introduces the elements of VoiceXML that support the building of large applications.

Read this month's First Words



This column offers you the opportunity to send in your own VoiceXML-related questions and have them answered by an expert. This month Jeff Kunins describes how to evaluate the performance of a VoiceXML interpreter, where to find VoiceXML training in your corner of the world, and the possibilities of using VoiceXML to simultaneously control voice and data applications such as WAP.

Read this month's Speak & Listen

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15 March 2001

The First Annual VoiceXML Forum Users Group Meeting, to be held 5 April 2001 in San Jose, Calif., is less than a month away. Be sure to download the complete agenda for the event, and don't forget to register.
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15 March 2001

VoiceXML Forum celebrates its second anniversary as its membership grows to over 420 member companies.
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15 March 2001

The Boston Chapter of VoiceXML Users Group announces its formation, seeks interested members.
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15 March 2001

Interested in writing an article for VoiceXML Review? The full editorial schedule for the 2001 publication year has been announced, along with a call for papers released.
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