Speech Recongnition

Speech recognition is an exciting technology, only recently introduced to a critical mass of people. More popular applications of speech recognition technology are dictation systems & information retrieval services over the phone. The later is a very promising application and integrates technologies from the whole "speech spectrum" including language understanding, speech synthesis and more. By using Voice-XML technology speech information retrieval can exploit the vast amount of information available on the web via Voice portals. This is really "cool" since by using a voice network (PSTN/mobile) and a voice device(wire-line/mobile phone) one can 've access to Web information! But wait a moment, something is missing! Why not adapt speech recognition to use data networks instead of only voice networks? Data networks are definite the future! Even voice may soon be transmitted over data networks (Voice Over IP).