INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP
8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

EVITA-RAD: An Extensible Enterprise VoIce PorTAI - Rapid Application Development Tool

Yu Chen

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

EVITA-RAD (Extensible enterprise VoIce porTAl - Rapid Application Development) is a web-based voice application development tool suite for designing and creating voice applications in a componentized and extensible framework. We explain the motivations and the tool design process, then describe and evaluate the system. Developing Voice User Interface (VUI) applications is a significant endeavor. Free online development tools from several voice solutions providers allow users to test and run VoiceXML applications on the provider's telephony networks, but are targeted for dedicated developers who understand the complexities of VoiceXML, speech recognition, and dialogue design. The complexity of speech technology and lack of intuitive and easy to use tools present hurdles for acceptance of VUI by developers, and consequently, wider adoption across the industry. Our goal is to to bridge this gap by providing an intuitive, robust, and extensible development tool suite that lower the barrier of entry, and promotes wide-spread adoption of voice applications.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Chen, Yu (2004): "EVITA-RAD: an extensible enterprise voice porTAI - rapid application development tool", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 3053-3056.