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Chant Developer Workbench

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Develop Software that speaks, listens and interacts with users. Chant Developer Workbench provides an IDE for developing and interactively testing speech and natural user interface technologies. It features a multi-document, interactive, customizable environment with color-coded formatting, IntelliPrompt, event tracing and many more advanced features. It includes GrammarKit, KinesicsKit, LexiconKit, ProfileKit, SpeechKit, VoiceMarkupKit, and VoiceXMLKit class libraries that manage conversations, grammars, lexicons, movement, profiles, speech, and text-to-speech markup directly within application software you develop.

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Chant Developer Workbench 2014

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What’s new in Chant Developer Workbench 2014?

  • Batch Queues - Develop high-volume transcription and synthesis applications. Simply uses the new SpeechToText and TextToSpeech methods to process speech with a new multi-tasking batch queue manager.
  • Voice switching - Develop applications that easily switch voices when synthesizing. Simply specify the voice name on StartPlayback requests.
  • Command Identifiers - Easily recognize commands using identifiers. Simply specify a unique identifier when added commands to command vocab or use the auto-generated default.
  • Collection Classes - Easily enumerate speech objects with new collection classes. Simply use for and foreach syntax to enumerate recognizers, synthesizers, profiles, recognized phrases, and more.
  • Persist Movement Data - Record and playback movement data from Kinect for Windows. Simply specify a SQL CE database or SQL Server login string for persisting index of movement data.
  • Developer Workbench IDE - Easily design, edit, and test grammars, markup, and voiceXML. Take advantage of modern UI, advanced syntax editors, and resource browsers.
  • IDE Intellisense - Accelerate development with class library Intellisense documentation. Take advantage of C++, Delphi, Java, and .NET Framework class library documentation for IDE Intellisense.
  • Sample Projects - Now you can develop applications with the latest IDEs: VS2013, RAD Studio XE6, and Appmethod. Explore the new sample projects and IDE support for rapid application development.
  • Nuance Vocalizer Expressive - Develop applications that speak with Nuance Vocalizer Expressive. Simply set the API properties to initialize the runtime before synthesizing.
  • Acapela Telecom Server and Mobile - Develop applications that speak with Acapela Telecom Server and Mobile. Simply set the API properties to initialize the runtime before synthesizing.
  • CereProc CereVoice - Develop applications that speak with CereProc CereVoice. Simply set the API properties to initialize the runtime before synthesizing.

Internal Enhancements for Streamlined Performance

  • Classes re-factored for performance and platform-specific implementations.
  • Libraries compiled and linked with latest version of compiler and runtimes.
  • Libraries digitally signed with Secure Hash Algorithm 256 (SHA-256 or SHA-2) in support of Microsoft Security Advisory 2880823 and new policy.
  • Documentation reorganized and consolidated in a single help file for ease of use.

Within the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, you can:

Manage grammars with GrammarKit:

  • Create and edit grammars in native grammar syntax
  • Generate word pronunciation phonemes
  • Edit word pronunciation phonemes (requires LexiconKit)
  • Compile and debug grammars
  • Test grammars with live audio (requires SpeechKit)

Track Movement with KinesicsKit

  • Enumerate Microsoft Kinect sensors.
  • Render and analyze color, depth, and skeleton data.
  • Trace sensor events.
  • Test application movement tracking functions.

Manage lexicons with LexiconKit:

  • Create and edit W3C lexicons (.pls).
  • Create and edit Cepstral lexicon file (.txt).
  • Create and edit Nuance Vocalizer and VoCon user dictionary text file (.dct).
  • Create, edit, export, and delete SAPI 5 user and application lexicons.
  • Generate word pronunciation phonemes.
  • Edit word pronunciation phonemes.

Manage speaker profiles with ProfileKit:

  • Create and delete speaker profiles.
  • Enumerate speaker profiles.
  • Invoke recognizer built-in speaker training.
  • Design and test custom speaker training.

Manage speech engines with SpeechKit:

  • Support grammar activation and testing (requires GrammarKit)
  • Support TTS markup playback (requires VoiceMarkupKit)

Manage TTS markup with VoiceMarkupKit:

  • Create and edit documents with TTS markup
  • Generate TTS markup
  • Generate word pronunciation phonemes
  • Edit word pronunciation phonemes (requires LexiconKit)
  • Playback text with TTS markup (requires SpeechKit)

Enrich Conversations with VoiceXMLKit

  • Create and edit VoiceXML documents.
  • Test VoiceXML documents with microphone audio and keypad data.
  • Trace runtime events.

Chant Developer Workbench provides a comprehensive development and testing environment for working with speech technology that features:

  • Multi-document, interactive, customizable environment
  • Powerful editor with color-coded formatting, IntelliPrompt, optional outlining, optional line numbers, undo-redo, word wrap, and find/replace
  • Resource browsers for testing
  • Event tracing

The tabbed-document interface provides for fast switching among multiple speech objects. The editing environment is designed to accelerate speech technology grammar and markup development with built-in syntax checking and prompting. The multi-docked Toolbars can be easily customized to display the facilities most often used. Window layout and toolbar settings are persisted across interactive environment executions.


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