Features of the Speech Application SDK
This topic lists highlighted features of the various constituents of the Microsoft Speech Application SDK (SASDK), and includes links to documents that provide a high-level description of these highlighted features.
The SASDK enables Web developers to create, debug and deploy speech-enabled Microsoft ASP.NET Web applications designed for devices ranging from telephones to Windows Mobile-based devices and desktop PCs.
The SASDK provides a complete set of authoring tools for developing speech-enabled Web applications that run on rich clients such as a desktop PC, a Tablet PC or a Pocket PC. The tools are seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, allowing developers to take advantage of a familiar and powerful development environment.
In addition to these authoring tools, the SASDK provides a powerful set of ASP.NET Speech Controls, Speech Add-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer, a rich grammar library, sample and reference applications, speech debugging tools, an application event logging mechanism, and documentation.
Click the links below to view a brief description of the highlighted features that are listed for each constituent of the SASDK.
- Speech Control Editor Features
- Property Builders
- Support for ASP.NET Speech Controls
- Speech Controls Outline Window
- Speech Application Wizard
- Speech Grammar Editor Features
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Grammar Support
- Semantic Authoring
- Semantic Script Editor
- Pronunciation Editor
- Features facilitating use of Referenced Rules
- Speech Prompt Editor Features
- Enhanced prompt editing
- Prompt validation
- Command Line Tool for editing prompt databases
- User-defined extraction IDs
- Prompt wrapper function visibility
- ASP.NET Application Speech Control Features
- Basic Speech Controls
- Dialog Speech Controls
- Application Speech Controls
- Controls designed for call management
- Referencing the Active QA
- Pausing dialogues managed by RunSpeech
- Command and exception history tracking
- Speech Add-ins for Internet Explorer Features
- Speech Application Language Tags (SALT) 1.0 Support
- Audio Meter
- Grammar Library and Applications Features
- A rich voice mode grammar library
- Sample applications
- Reference applications
- Speech Debugging Tools Features
- Call conditions simulation
- Visible server-side information
- Replay from file
- Call management debugging
- Support for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC (Pocket PC)
- Event Logging and Analysis Features
- Detailed event data for application tuning
- Ability to raise events from SALT applications
- Event filters to control Log Output
- See the SASDK Help documentation for a complete description of the technology and tools, as well as tutorials.
- The approach to speech-enabled Web applications that Microsoft Corporation uses is built around an emerging standard: SALT. The SALT Forum has produced a specification for version 1.0 of SALT and contributed it to the Multimodal and Voice Browser Working Groups of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for consideration as a standard for telephony and multimodal applications, which incorporate speech-enabled elements within a Web interface.