Speech Technology eWeekly - April 13, 2011

Features

W3C Advances EmotionML

The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published a last call working draft and preliminary vocabularies standard.

New Study Finds Greater Safety with Voice

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concludes that drivers are safer using voice-based systems for texting while in the car.

Global Alert Network Launches Hands-Free Service for Drivers

The new app uses GPS and TTS to deliver relevant information when and where the driver needs it.

FYI

Hotels Should Be Doing More with IVRs

Market Spotlight: Hospitality

Speech Technology News

VoiceBox to Power Latest TomTom Products

The partnership will bring voice recognition to in-car navigation systems.

Cyberon Releases Hands-Free Phone App

Voice Speed Dial lets Android users make phone calls by speaking a name

Vlingo Launches Virtual Assistant for the Brits

Vlingo localizes its Virtual Assistant for U.K. English, releases an Android app.

Nuance Will Power Turkcell's Voice Signature Service

Nuance's voice biometrics help reduce call handling time and make transactions more secure.

The Business Case

Why Hosting Is Part of Your Future

Ignore it at your own cost