Now, I do want to say that systems like
TellMe Networks, and VoiceXML itself
are actually quite cool, if a slight bit non-obvious how to program.
TellMe’s systems actually incorporate non-trivial amounts of speech recognition
technology, which from what I can tell works on occasion.
Sometimes I want to talk to a travel agent. Sometimes I want to fill in
a few web forms. But let me tell you, I’m not optimistic about the future
of talking to a web form*.
Some analysis to chew on:
- Speech Vs. Vision:
A quick summary of my information transfer theory.
- Deaf and Dumb: A Critique. An application
of the previous document to the standard Telephone Registration Systems at
many college universities. Send me feedback.
Incidentally: Would someone *please* create a trivial HTML->VoiceXML
translator? I can’t wrap my brain around using a document format for a
procedural language just quite yet.