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Re: Differences between VoiceXML and VoXML

From: Liang Shen <liang@array.ca>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 23:33:35 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200010090333.XAA01707@fuji.array.ca>
To: JiWon.Jang@lhs.be
CC: Ferrans James-jferran1 <James_Ferrans-JFERRAN1@email.mot.com>, "'Richard Palfery'" <richard_palfery@hotmail.com>, www-voice@w3.org
Please check www.voicexmlcentral.com and www.voicegenie.com.

Liang Shen

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> Hi,
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> Are there any standard or even proprietary specification on "implementation
> platform" of VoiceXML?
> 
> Jiwon Jang
> Lernout & Hauspie
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> Ferrans James-jferran1 <James_Ferrans-JFERRAN1@email.mot.com>@w3.org on
> 2000-10-03 06:03:45 
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> Sent by:  www-voice-request@w3.org
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> To:   "'Richard Palfery'" <richard_palfery@hotmail.com>, www-voice@w3.org
> cc:
> Subject:  RE: Differences between VoiceXML and VoXML
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> Hi Richard,
> 
>     This is a very common misconception.  VoxML was Motorola's
> proprietary language prior to the foundation of the VoiceXML
> Forum.  The other Forum members also had proprietary dialog
> languages (PML at Lucent, PML at AT&T, and SpeechML at IBM).
> A standard language was crucial of course, and we've all
> committed to the VoiceXML standard.
> 
>     The Forum at first called the new language VXML, but this
> invited confusion with VoxML, was trademarked already, and
> was the name of an XML-based 3D modelling language.
> So we decided to go with "VoiceXML".
> 
>     Motorola had gone far in marketing VoxML, and it is
> taking time to educate everyone and get our literature
> and web sites changed.  (For a while there was even a school
> of thought in Motorola marketing that "VoxML" should be the
> name of our implementation of VoiceXML, but saner viewpoints
> prevailed!)
> 
>     Our products still support both languages, but VoxML
> applications will gradually die off.
> 
>     VoxML was a simpler language.  It relied on the server
> side to do more work, didn't support mixed-initiative, and the
> dialog states only gathered one piece of information at a time.
> 
>                          Jim Ferrans
>                          Motorola
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Palfery [mailto:richard_palfery@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 8:34 AM
> To: www-voice@w3.org
> Subject: Differences between VoiceXML and VoXML
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> 
> Hi All!
> I've just started looking at this area and would be grateful if someone
> would explain why Motorola seem to have their own version of VoiceXML which
> they call VoXML, and what the main differences, advantages, and
> disadvantages of using each would be?
> 
> I would be grateful for any information on comparisons!
> 
> Thanks!
> Richard
> richard.palfery@smarttrustcom
> UK
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Received on Sunday, 8 October 2000 23:34:38 GMT

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