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VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications
     

VoiceXML: Introduction to Developing Speech Applications

by James A. Larson
 
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

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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 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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130092625
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/17/2002
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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