The use of extensible markup language
(XML) meets these goals admirably.
The Speech Interface Framework [also] includes markup languages
for speech synthesis, speech grammars and reusable dialog components," Raggett says.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Voice eXtensible Markup Language
(VoiceXML) Forum has released its preliminary specification for VoiceXML, the new markup language
that is expected to expand the reach of the Internet through voice access to Web content and services.
In addition, Prophecy avoids the vendor lock-in forced by other proprietary platforms by employing the industry's first and only Voice Extensible Markup Language
(VoiceXML) browser interface that can pass one hundred percent of the standard's mandatory and optional compliance tests.
However, a major challenge is that none of these markup languages
are in common use on the desktop computer systems used by most document creators -- even though some word processors can save documents in basic HTML format.
Given that businesses today have information stored in myriad of file and programming languages, the technology supports file, programming and other presentation formats beyond HTML and XML such as Wireless Markup Language
The SALT Forum, a group of companies with a shared goal of accelerating the use of speech technologies in multimodal and telephony systems, today announced that it has published a SALT profile for the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) markup language
The SALT specification defines a set of lightweight tags as extensions to commonly used Web-based markup languages
Founded in 2001 by Cisco, Comverse, Intel, Microsoft, Philips and SpeechWorks, the Forum seeks to develop a royalty-free standard that augments existing XML-based markup languages
to provide spoken access to many forms of content through a wide variety of devices.
The goal of the SALT Forum is to create an open, royalty-free standard for speech-enabling multimodal and telephony applications that extends existing Web programming models and markup languages
NetCom believes that XHTML is an important step forward to combine all competing markup languages
in a common standard," said Sondre Aarrestad, Director Interactive, NetCom GSM AS.
In addition, support has been added for XML markup languages
popular outside the United States including cHTML (Compact Hypertext Markup Language
) and MML (Mobile Markup Language