Volume 3, Issue 2 - March/April 2003

Article #1

Elvira - a VoiceXML Platform for Research

By Pavel Cenek

Research in the field of dialogue systems often involves creating an experimental application, which is used for testing new ideas, statistical data collection, various measurements, performance tests, etc. A significant amount of time is spent on the creation of such an application before the scientific work itself can start.

Go to the article

Article #2

Community Radio Stations use publicVoiceXML

By Roland Alton-Scheidl

PublicVoiceXML (http://www.publicVoiceXML.org) is both, the name of a VoiceXML 2.0 compliant browser and the name of a trial project with European community radio stations, who are evaluating VoiceXML technology for their day-to-day business. Some of them, such as Vienna's community radio station Orange 94.0, have contributed to the user requirements phase and have been successfully integrating VoiceXML into their content management and remote journalists management system. The trial activity, which started on March 1st 2002 and which will be lasting until August 2003, is partially supported by the Information Society Technology Program of the European Commission as one out of seven Open Source lead projects.

Go to the article

Article #3

OpenVXI: Fostering VoiceXML via Open Source

By Brian Eberman

SpeechWorks has provided an open source VoiceXML interpreter since April of 2001 to reduce barriers for developers considering building VoiceXML solutions. SpeechWorks partnered with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to make OpenVXI software available from the CMU site (http://fife.speech.cs.cmu.edu/openvxi/index.html), as well as to host and archive a mailing list. Since its inception, almost 1,500 individual downloads of OpenVXI have occurred. The mailing list has also seen significant activity with the open source community participating to assist with technical issues or provide comments and suggestions for enhancements.

Go to the article


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

Read the Letter from the Editor


IThis month, our faithful First Words columnist Rob Marchand takes us through the handling of complex recognition results in VoiceXML. However, true to his column's moniker, Rob manages to make sense of these rather recent changes/additions to the 2.0 specifications without getting you lost in the forest. By the way, Rob happens to be the e-zine's longest standing columnist. If you are just getting started in VoiceXML, I'd encourage you to go back through the archives and work your way through the articles Rob has penned over the past couple of years. Rob's columns build quite nicely upon each other and it makes for an excellent tutorial.

Read this month's First Words


This month, Matt Oshy tackles one of these standard "meat and potatoes" web development questions (i.e. how do I access data from an Access database for my VoiceXML app?) with vengeance. This seemingly innocent question was all Matt needed to unleash his arsenal of finely honed XML skills in a frenzy of creative coding. From XML to XSLT, to VoiceXML and SRGS, along with a pinch of JavaScript (or should we say JScript?) - you'll find it all here!

Read this month's Speak & Listen

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000 - 2004 VoiceXML Forum. All rights reserved.
The VoiceXML Forum is a program of the
IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO).




January 2003

W3C issues press release of the VoiceXML 2.0 Candidate Recommendation.
Read the Article...

December 2002

Dexem, Eureka Soft, JD-Labtech, MAP Telecom & Telisma Join Forces To Promote VoiceXML
Read the Article...

December 2002

Read the VoiceXML article published in the December 16 issue of The
Economist. Note: this is premium content and requires a login to


VoiceXML Questions??

Have a VoiceXML question?
Submit it here!




What are the
benefits of subscribing?