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NewsForge: Big Blue Turning Up Volume on Speech App Development

Sep 23, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"IBM is throwing its voice to the open source community, but developers say it is no trick as Big Blue looks to bump up development of speech software and applications with a worthwhile contribution of code.

"IBM, which runs speech labs in the U.S., China and Japan, announced at SpeechTEK 2004 in New York last week that it would be contributing Reusable Dialog Components (RDCs)--software tags needed for date, time, currency, location, zip code, and other functions--worth $10 million to the Apache Software Foundation and open source community..."

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