Speech Technology eWeekly - October 13, 2010


Microsoft Continues Its Pledge to Speech

Lunchtime panelists stay the course toward speech as the natural user interface.

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Google to Hang Up on Free DA

The search engine giant will end its voice-powered Goog-411 service in mid-November.

Nuance and IBM Collaborate on Clinical Language Understanding Capabilities for Healthcare

Agreement focused on advancing natural language processing technologies to drive evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes.

GM Voices Partners with IVONA Text-To-Speech

Natural voice recording combines with TTS for an improved caller experience; U.S. English voices are the first of many languages to come.

Loquendo Presents Laila, Its First Female Arabic Voice

Female voice accompanies a male voice that Loquendo released in June.

OAISYS Enhances Talkument and Tracer Solutions

Call recording software delivers public safety, SIP recording enhancements.

Ditech Networks Brings its Voice Quality Algorithms to Asterisk

VQA for Asterisk is now available for download at Ditech's Web site.

Iperia Releases Visual Messaging 2.0

Visual Messaging is available with voicemail transcription and new ways to manage messages.

Yap Converts Voicemails to Text for iPhone

Free, automated voice messaging service is now available to iPhone users.

Voxware Becomes First Voice Vendor to Join GS1 Solution Partner Program

Certification by GS1 qualifies Voxware to provide consulting services on applicable GS1 standards to customers.


To Usability Test...Or Not?

Sometimes conditions exist that can send tests awry.