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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Microsoft Awards Student for VoiceXML Application

Here's an interesting read about a student in Ireland who was recently received "Microsoft's Award for Student Excellence." The interesting stuff is in the details - the student was recognized for a VoiceXML application he authored for partially sighted people. While of course he wrote the app using Visual Studio/ASP.net, he evidently was not penalized for choosing VoiceXML over SALT.

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single5300

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Pass the SALT; VXML Seems To Be King

For those of you who have followed the VXML vs. SALT discussions in the past, you'll find this article to be a fairly accurate summary of the present situation. The author's experience with a representative of one of the founding SALT companies who refused to speak about SALT at Speech World is not at all surprising. Jim Ferrans has published plenty of data that suggests SALT Forum members (with the exception of Microsoft, at least at the moment) are in fact the biggest promoters of VoiceXML.

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2005/aug/1168984.htm

Monday, August 01, 2005

VoiceXML Forum's Platform Cert. Program Gains Momentum

The number of VoiceXML platform providers achieving VoiceXML Forum Platform Certification is now twelve. It seems that platform certification has now reached the status of being a "must have", and no longer just an optional bullet point in the future list to distinguish your platform from the competitors.

See the 8/1/2005 VoiceXML Forum press release for details.