Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science


Computer Science.




Despite the fact that interpreters for the voice-application markup language VXML have been available for around five years, there is very little evidence of the emergence of a public-domain SpeechWeb. This is in contrast to the huge growth of the conventional web only a few years after the introduction of HTML. One reason for this is that architectures for distributed speech applications are not conducive to public involvement in the creation and deployment of speech applications. In previous research, a new architecture for a public-domain SpeechWeb has been proposed. However, a non-proprietary speech browser is needed for this new architecture. In this thesis, it is shown that through a novel use of VXML, a viable public-domain SpeechWeb browser can be built as a single VXML page. This thesis is proven through the development and implementation of a single VXML page SpeechWeb browser. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .S8. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0366. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.