AVIOS Launches Speech Application Development Contest

The Applied Voice Input/Output Society (AVIOS) announces their third annual student application development contest. Applications must involve speech input and/or output, but may be pure speech or multimodal. Cash and/or equipment prizes valued at over $1000 will be awarded to teams of student programmers who design and create applications judged to be robust, useful, creative, innovative, and user-friendly.

The contest encourages students to develop applications using speech technologies such as automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis and to combine them with other modalities. This year, students may use any of a variety of platforms, including Microsoft SAPI 5.3 in Windows Vista, CMU's RavenClaw/Olympus, Opera's X+V, or standard VoiceXML.

Students anywhere in the world can submit their English-based creative and innovative applications to be judged by speech application experts. The contest also provides a forum for students to show what they can do with the power of speech applications The winning speech applications from last year’s contest are available.

More information, contest rules, and entry forms are available on AVIOS' Web site.

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