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Voice Application Development with VoiceXML by Leon Henry Squire, John O'Reilly, Kenneth Michael Farley, Rick Beasley

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Chapter 2. The VoiceXML Enabling Network

IN THIS CHAPTER

The VoiceXML Gateway

Telephony Network Topologies

Summary

VoiceXML applications require a “voice portal,” which provides access to the media resources such as Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS). Through the voice portal, VoiceXML applications obtain access to the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure used to deliver services to end-users (see Figure 2.1).

Figure 2.1. A high-level view of the primary elements of the VoiceXML-enabling network, including the voice portal, telephony network, and the Internet.

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Access to the telecommunications network will ...

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