VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications

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VoiceXML excels at introducing the process of developing speech-enabled applications. With advice including how to phrase a prompt, how to specify grammar for recognizing the caller's response to a prompt, and what to do if the caller does not respond...

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Overview

Yes, this is the most suitable book that I know of as a college textbook on this topic. If I were teaching a class on this topic, I would definitely select it as my textbook.

--Deborah A. Dahl, Speech Solutions, Unisys Corporation

VoiceXML excels at introducing the process of developing speech-enabled applications. With advice including how to phrase a prompt, how to specify grammar for recognizing the caller's response to a prompt, and what to do if the caller does not respond appropriately, this text answers fundamental speech user-interface questions. Jim Larson's book is well suited as a college textbook for students and a trade book for professionals developing speech applications.

BENEFITS

  • Gain skills required to develop speech applications
  • Apply practical steps for developing user-friendly speech applications
  • Learn basic strategies for interacting with a computer by talking and listening, rather than typing and reading
  • Understand basic issues and apply pragmatic solutions for developing speech applications

FEATURES
  • Summary of key concepts listed at the end of each chapter
  • State-of-the-art review of key speech technologies
  • Review of alternative dialog styles and how to implement them using VoiceXML
  • Human-factors guidelines for constructing speech user interfaces with examples of their application
  • Author website containing VoiceXML code for each example, review questions for each chapter, available VoiceXML interpreters, grammars, and VoiceXML Web sites at http://www.larson-tech.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr.James A. Larson chairs the World Wide Web Consortium's Voice Browser Working Group, which is developing language standards for speech applications, including VoiceXML 2.0, Speech Recognition Grammar, and Speech Synthesis Markup Languages. Dr. Larson also works for Intel and is an adjunct professor for Portland State University and Oregon Health Sciences University/Oregon Graduate Institute where he teaches courses on speech application development. Author of many technical papers on user interfaces, Dr. Larson currently writes a column for Speech Technology Magazine and is a speech applications consultant for Larson Technical Services.

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Lays the foundation for building voice interfaces that will allow callers to access the Internet with a phone. The author, who works for Intel, explores the basics of VoiceXML, strategies for interacting with a computer by talking and listening, and the three main types of speech dialog styles. End-of-chapter exercises invite use as a textbook. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130092625
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/17/2002
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Larson is the chairman of World Wide Web Consortium's Voice Browser Working Group that is developing language standards for speech applications, including VoiceXML 2.0, Speech Recognition Grammar, and Speech Synthesis Markup Languages. Dr. Larson also works for Intel and is an adjunct professor for Portland State University and Oregon Health Sciences University/Oregon Graduate Institute where he teaches courses on speech application development. Author of many technical papers on user interfaces, Jim currently writes a column for Speech Technology Magazine and is a speech applications consultant for Larson Technical Services.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Why Develop Speech Applications for the Telephone? 1
Ch. 2 How Speech Applications Work 19
Ch. 3 Technologies for Speech Applications 43
Ch. 4 Creating Speech Applications 75
Ch. 5 Introduction to VoiceXML 103
Ch. 6 Making the Computer Talk 131
Ch. 7 Making the Computer Listen 157
Ch. 8 Application-Directed Styles and Dialog Documents 173
Ch. 9 User-Directed Styles and Dialog Documents 201
Ch. 10 Mixed-Initiative Dialogs 213
Ch. 11 Testing - Tuning and Monitoring 231
Ch. 12 Development Tools and Reusability 247
Ch. 13 Multimodal Dialogs 263
App. A Ajax Fast Foods Case Study 277
App. B The W3C Speech Interface Framework 289
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