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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I am an Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulster with a special research interest in spoken language technologies. I have been researching in the field of spoken dialogue systems for more than 15 years and am the author of the widely used textbook Spoken Dialogue Technology: Toward The Conversational User Interface (Springer Verlag, 2004). I am also a co-author of the book Spoken Dialogue Systems, Morgan and Claypool, 2010.
I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, where I teach subjects related to oral and multimodal interfaces, object-oriented programming, and software engineering. I graduated in Computer Science in 2005, and was awarded a PhD in 2008, also at the University of Granada. I am passionate about speech technologies and dialogue systems and I am specially interested in the development of affective conversational interfaces.