Use cases for dynamic grammars

We often use dynamic grammars in our applications. In fact, most of our applications use some form of dynamic grammar. This is why we long ago came to the conclusion that a complete grammar development and deployment solution had to be able to support both static and dynamic grammars. From many interesting discussions we’ve had […]

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4 (not so good) reasons to author grammars in XML

At SpeechTEK University this summer, Judi Halperin from Avaya and Jenni McKienzie from Travelocity gave a very good introduction to grammar writing. The slides are definitely worth reading. They did a good job at addressing the most common sources of problems with speech recognition grammars. However, two things struck me in their presentation: (1) They […]

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The best time to migrate to NuGram IDE is NOW

You are at the start of a new VoiceXML project. Or you’ve just completed a project and you are slowly entering maintenance mode. Better yet, you’re in the middle of a large project involving speech recognition grammars. Whatever situation you’re in, now is the best time to migrate to NuGram IDE. You may find that […]

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Archived Jam Session

For those of you who missed yesterday’s VoiceObjects Jam Session, it has been archived and can now be fetched from VoiceObjects’ developer site.  In short, Tobias Goebel did a fantastic job explaining the various features offered by NuGram IDE. Check it out!

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Adding dynamic grammars to a VoiceXML application in 3 easy steps

There are many free hosted VoiceXML platforms out there to try out new ideas, prototype applications, etc. I use one of them on a regular basis. Unfortunately, each time I need dynamically generated grammars in my application, I’m stuck. I have to roll my own solution (typically by launching a Web server on my machine, […]

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VoiceObjects Jam Session on NuGram IDE

I know this is short notice, but VoiceObjects (one of our partners) will hold a Jam Session entitled “Effective Grammar Development & Testing – Using a Comprehensive IDE“, tomorrow at 11AM EDT (8AM PDT). They will showcase NuGram IDE and explain the benefits of using a complete, highly integrated development environment for high-performance voice recognition […]

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Why a grammar platform

On effective grammar tools Why are there so many VoiceXML “Service Creation Environments” (also called “dialog designers” or “dialog builders”) available – some of them actually quite good – but no decent Grammar Development Environment? Over the past several years, we’ve often ask ourselves that question. Indeed, we’ve always seen our grammar development tools not […]

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Welcome to Nu Echo Blog!

Welcome to Nu Echo Blog, Nu Echo’s corporate weblog! Our team is very excited with this initiative as this will give us a new channel for sharing our thoughts and experience on topics we’re passionate about. Our initial focus will be on the tools and the practices that make great speech applications possible, but who […]

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