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A Quick Take on Speech in the iPhone

Quicktate.com, a web-based service that uses speech-to-text technology to transcribe voicemails on PDAs or smart phones, announced today at Macworld in San Francisco the beta release of a speech-to-text service that lets users read voicemail messages on their iPhones.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Jan 2008

MacSpeech + Nuance = Dictate

Speech recognition software provider MacSpeech planned to replace its existing speech-to-text (STT) iListen software with Dictate, which uses Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jan 2008

W3C Releases Pronunciation Guidance

The Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) defines the syntax for specifying pronunciation lexicons to be used by automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis engines in voice browser applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jan 2008

Warehouse Workers Speak to Oracle

Wavelink, a provider of mobile applications and network management software, is partnering with Oracle to deliver a supply chain execution suite of products that include voice technologies.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Jan 2008

Speech Self-Service a Top Priority in 2008

Companies are beginning to see the technology as an essential part of customer service strategy.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Jan 2008

When it Comes to Health, TTS Isn’t Always the Answer

Despite speech technology's increasingly prominent role in the health care industry, some instances remain in which a human voice gets the job done just as well, if not better.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Jan 2008

blinkx Partners with ITN Source

Video search engine blinkx announced today its partnership with ITN Source, a professional video content provider based out of the United Kingdom.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jan 2008

NPR Makes Radio More Accessible

National radio broadcasting network NPR announced plans today that it has taken steps to make its programs accessible to both the deaf and blind.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jan 2008

Speech Technologies Get Air Traffic Controllers Chattering

The U.S. Air Force last week signed an agreement with transportation communications firm ARINC Engineering Services to deploy an automated broadcasting system featuring advanced text-to-speech technologies at three of its installations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jan 2008

Need Directions? Give Your Thumbs a Rest

Ask.com Mobile launches speech-activated mobile driving and walking directions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Jan 2008

Genesys and IBM Expand Call Center Solutions to China

Genesys and IBM last week introduced IBM Contact Center in a Box in China, expanding their Strategic Alliance for Contact Center Solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 Dec 2007

Understanding Callers' Post-Holiday Anger

The holiday season may be one of the busiest times for some contact centers, but the aftermath is just as brutal.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Dec 2007

Apple Granted Speech Synthesis Patent

On Dec. 25, Apple received a patent for a method that would greater enhance naturalness in its speech synthesizer.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Dec 2007

Call Genie Releases French-Language Voice Directory Software

Call Genie, provider of speech search solutions for directory assistance providers and wireless carriers, announced last week the availability of its Enhanced Voice Directory (EVD) software in French.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Dec 2007

Voxeo Releases Designer 8

Voxeo announced Friday the release of a new Web-native voice application development tool.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Dec 2007

Language Weaver Expands Automated Translation Roster

Traditional machine translation software uses English as a bridge between other languages, but Language Weaver is breaking the mold by offering direct translation pairs that remove English as the middle step.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Dec 2007

Energy Company Sends IVR Upstream

Stream Energy implements speech solution in its call center.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Dec 2007

Urban Outfitters Outfits Its Call Centers

The clothing retailer announced today its selection of Callfinity to provide solutions for call recording, reporting, and quality management within its contact centers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Dec 2007

Alltel Adds Voicemail-to-Text Capabilities on Mobile Phones

Wireless carrier late last week launched a new Voice2TXT service, powered by speech-to-text provider SpinVox.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Dec 2007

Giving Speech for the Holidays

FreedomVOICE Systems donates voice-to-text technology to children's group
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Dec 2007

Text-to-Speech, Personalized for the Holidays

Internet startup MakeBeliever.com incorporates text-to-speech technology on its V-Greetings, electronic video greeting cards that speak directly to recipients.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Dec 2007

One for All: UC to See Huge Growth

Wainhouse Research and In-Stat earlier this week released a global forecast that predicts that the unified communications products and services market will hit the $48.7 billion mark by 2012, a 13 percent increase from current levels.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Dec 2007

Sensory Announces New Time-Setting Technology

FluentChip 3.1 includes ability to set clocks with natural voice commands.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Dec 2007

Speech Used to Pimp News

Tech startup PimpMyNews.com announced its wide launch today. Dubbed the world's first "talking social news site," PimpMyNews speechifies newsfeeds and blog entries from around the Internet using text-to-speech technology from a variety of vendors, including NeoSpeech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Dec 2007

VoiceObjects 7.2 Adds Video and Analytics

VoiceObjects will release an updated edition of its phone application server software suite, VoiceObjects 7.2, preloaded with analytics and business tracking tools and video capabilities that will work with 3G phones.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Dec 2007

Ai Squared Lets Users Take Screen Reader with Them

Software on a USB drive gives universal access for visually-impaired computer users.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Dec 2007

Is Jennifer the Best Voice Ever?

Elocution is crisp, but more performance-oriented readings could require work.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Dec 2007

HP, Mouscan Team Up for Mobile Text-to-Speech Solution

Korean start-up company Mouscan, a company with scanning and mouse expertise, today announced a licensing agreement with HP that will offer people a way to listen to printed text.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Dec 2007

Adding a Voice to Bluetooth

Sensory and Foxlink partner to offer a voice user interfaces on standard headsets.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Dec 2007