Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science


Computer Science.


Frost, R.




VoiceXML was accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a standard XML-based markup language for distributed Web-based voice services. It was designed to provide a way for web developers to use a familiar markup style to deliver voice content to the Internet. Grammars are used to specify the words and patterns of words that a user can say at any particular point in a dialog. However, in most current applications, VoiceXML is used as a simple language processor used to convert speech to text. In this thesis, we investigate the expressive power of "pure" VoiceXML and the expressive power of Java Speech Grammar Format (JSGF) tagging mechanism, ECMAScript and server-side processing. In order to build complex language processors in VoiceXML, we give a combination of VoiceXML JSGF tagging, ECMAScript and server-side processing. The thesis work is concerned with the ability to use VoiceXML to define semantics as well as syntax. A prototype has been implemented to demonstrate the efficiency of different approaches.Dept. of Computer Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .L58. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 1112. Adviser: Richard A. Frost. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.