Speech Technology eWeekly - January 16, 2008


Speech Self-Service a Top Priority in 2008

Companies are beginning to see the technology as an essential part of customer service strategy.

When it Comes to Health, TTS Isn’t Always the Answer

Despite speech technology's increasingly prominent role in the health care industry, some instances remain in which a human voice gets the job done just as well, if not better.

Speech Technology News

W3C Releases Pronunciation Guidance

The Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) defines the syntax for specifying pronunciation lexicons to be used by automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis engines in voice browser applications.

Warehouse Workers Speak to Oracle

Wavelink, a provider of mobile applications and network management software, is partnering with Oracle to deliver a supply chain execution suite of products that include voice technologies.

blinkx Partners with ITN Source

Video search engine blinkx announced today its partnership with ITN Source, a professional video content provider based out of the United Kingdom.

NPR Makes Radio More Accessible

National radio broadcasting network NPR announced plans today that it has taken steps to make its programs accessible to both the deaf and blind.