Voice Application Development for Android
By Michael F. McTear, Zoraida Callejas
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Released: November 2013
Pages: 134

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Speech technology has been around for some time now. However, it has only more recently captured the imagination of the general public with the advent of personal assistants on mobile devices that you can talk to in your own language. The potential of voice apps is huge as a novel and natural way to use mobile devices.

Voice Application Development for Android is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a series of clear, step-by-step examples which will help you to build on the basic technologies and create more advanced and more engaging applications. With this book, you will learn how to create useful voice apps that you can deploy on your own Android device in no time at all.

This book introduces you to the technologies behind voice application development in a clear and intuitive way. You will learn how to use open source software to develop apps that talk and that recognize your speech. Building on this, you will progress to developing more complex apps that can perform useful tasks, and you will learn how to develop a simple voice-based personal assistant that you can customize to suit your own needs.

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Approach

This book will give beginners an introduction to building voice-based applications on Android. It will begin by covering the basic concepts and will build up to creating a voice-based personal assistant. By the end of this book, you should be in a position to create your own voice-based applications on Android from scratch in next to no time.

Who this book is for

Voice Application Development for Android is for all those who are interested in speech technology and for those who, as owners of Android devices, are keen to experiment with developing voice apps for their devices. It will also be useful as a starting point for professionals who are experienced in Android application development but who are not familiar with speech technologies and the development of voice user interfaces. Some background in programming in general, particularly in Java, is assumed.

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      It is easy to follow, practical, and fun

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        Comments about oreilly Voice Application Development for Android:

        This book covers basic and important topics about the voice application.

        It is very useful for readers who have the experiences with Android development and are also interested in voice application.

        The example code for this book uses many ready made technologies like Google speech API, AIML...etc.

        You will get practical prototype for the technologies such as speech recognition, TTS, NLP process and methods for dialog interaction.

         
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          Comments about oreilly Voice Application Development for Android:

          Really loved this book liked the way he has explained each and every topic in detail.

          Its both for a beginner and professional.

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          Easy way to learn Voice Application

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          Interesting point which I liked about this book is, it teaches you gradually (from beginner to expert level) in practical manner. After reading this book you will be able to work with below concepts:

          Speech Reorganization
          Simple Voice Interaction
          Multilingual application
          Virtual Personal Assistance

           
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          Amazing Contents

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              Hi there,

              I go through the contents of this book and found it full of knowledge that is synchronized with the present need and boom of the Android applicatins.

              Now I really think about studying each page of this book... That is a nice effort in the field of latest technology.

              Best of luck...

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