Natural Language Interfaces That Everyone Can Use
Users can differ widely in their ability to express themselves and understand.
The Ongoing Effort for Interoperable IVAs
Intelligent virtual assistants now have billions of users. When will they be platform-independent?
Assessing IVAs: How Do You Determine Which One Is Right for You?
There's still a lack of official standards, but some promising metrics have emerged
A Tangled Web of Intelligent Assistants
Getting them all to cooperate would tap their incredible potential
Encountering a Technical Problem? You Too Can Be a Standards Author
Your brilliant new idea might just end up becoming a popular solution
The Internet of Things Needs a Lingua Franca
With the proliferation of smart speakers, voice interaction with home devices is becoming increasingly common, and on the horizon are voice interactions with an ever greater number of smart environments—cities, offices, classrooms, factories, and healthcare settings. Developers will need to be on the same page
NLU Results Shouldn’t Be Proprietary
A common format for natural language tools would make everyone's life easier
Integrating TTS in Web Browsers Is Harder Than It Sounds
Text-to-speech for webpages has to tackle modern English's dizzying complexity
The Right Standard Makes Developers’ Jobs a Lot Easier
You'll never know whether a standard's a good fit if you don't try it out
Deep Learning, Big Data, and Clear Standards
For natural language tools to take on greater complexity, they'll need consistent, agreed-upon data annotations
4 Speech Technology Standards That Need to Happen ASAP
With new technologies appearing all the time, standards must keep pace
Let’s Get Siri, Cortana, and Alexa to Work Together
A new W3C community group is exploring ways to make virtual assistant platforms interoperable
EMMA 2.0 Lets Applications Decide What to Tell You—and How
Information can be graphical or spoken, depending on context
Voice Should Be User-Friendly—to All Users
Experts work to make speech solutions accessible to the cognitively impaired
Talking to Everything: User Interfaces for the Internet of Things
Communication between objects is only the beginning
Media Standards for the Web: WebRTC and WebAudio
WebRTC and WebAudio add speed and simplicity.
Remembering Scott McGlashan
May 4, 1963-February 12, 2014
EMMA Success Leads to New Challenges
GPS, data analysis top innovations list.
Discovering Multimodal Components
Wider use of apps offers broad potential
Enter EMMA 1.1
Getting more out of multimodal inputs