Voice Partners Plans to Make Open Source Prompt Generation Tool Free to the Speech Industry

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Voice Partners announced bold plans to give an open source analog prompt generator (APG) to leaders in the speech industry in attendance at the upcoming SpeechTEK 2005 conference in New York City on August 1, 2005.

"VUI is a dirty and dangerous job, but somebody's got to do it and that means you," said Wally Brill, principal and co-founder of Voice Partners.  "Our new VUI tool makes prompt-smithing so convenient, you can even do it in the kitchen." 

In addition, Voice Partners is running an Analog Prompt Generation Tool contest.  Qualified participants can email their best prompt made with the tool to info@voiceparnters.com.  Winners will be notified by email and will receive a highly desirable and much sought after item of Voice Partners' original VUI wear. 

"At Voice Partners we spell VUI 'F-U-N,' and know how to concatenate it," added Melissa Dougherty, principal and co-founder of Voice Partners.

"I'd like to say this innovation is far too late in coming," commented James Giangola, Voice Partners' Industrial Linguist.  "I am especially looking forward to the APG contest.  As part of the judging panel, I'll be looking for prompts that demonstrate creativity, as well as mastery of the genre, without being self-conscious…not to mention a genuine love for the [English] language.  The VUI design profession really is a balancing act!" 

About Voice Partners
Voice Partners is the World's leading User Experience Design consultancy, focused on end-to-end, cross-mode interactions...with particular focus on the primary contact device of the 21st century: the phone.  Co-founders Melissa Dougherty and Wally Brill created the SWAT team of speech, bringing together the leaders in linguistics, voice user interface design, deployment and usability.  Voice Partners takes a zero-tolerance approach to compromised customer experience over-the-phone. "Do it right or get the other guys!"

From its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and locations across North America, South America and Europe, Voice Partners works with Blue Chip clients who care about providing better over-the-phone customer service that reinforces their valuable brand image.  Voice Partners is technology agnostic, and has designed systems using all major speech recognition engine providers and telephony platforms. For more information about Voice Partners, please visit www.voicepartners.com or contact Melissa Dougherty at 650-493-5866 (info@voicepartners.com).

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