Bill Scholz' group at Unisys (Blue Bell, PA)
has announced a Natural Language Speech Assistant,
or spoken language application development suite.
It includes development tools and runtime components
for interactive telephone voice systems based on
speaker-independent recognition technology from AT&T, L&H,
or Nuance. (Large-vocabulary continuous speech recognizers
such as Dragon Systems' NaturallySpeaking and IBM ViaVoice
may also be usable, in about three years.) Unisys' NLSA
helps with writing BNF grammars, to the extent that new
developers can start writing applications within a single day.
Unisys has business ties to almost a dozen resellers and
NL developers for this technology. .
[, 14Oct97.] ("The new Unisys
IVR call developer gets speech recognition off the ground
with a PhD-free environment.")