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HSTP – Hyperspeech Transfer Protocol for the Talking Web

How would it feel if a technology offers users the ability to talk to the Web and create ‘voice’ sites using mobile phones? This is indeed what HSTP will do.

Developed by the IBM research team in India, HSTP – they define it as ‘a protocol to seamlessly connect telephony voice applications.HSTP shall enable the users to browse across voice applications by navigating the Hyper speech content in a voice application’.

It enables voice-driven transactions that can span multiple cross-enterprise voice applications and allows easy interconnection across voice applications and this can be used for providing a seamless browsing experience to the telephony user. It will enable users to browse across voice applications by navigating the Hyperspeech (the voice hyperlink) content in a voice application. The so called “spoken web” will be a network of voice sites created using mobile phones.

Manish Gupta, IBM’s India Research Laboratory Associate Director, talked about using the technology to Economic Times. He said, “People will talk to the web and the web will respond.” The research technology is analogous to the internet. “Unlike personal computers, it will work on mobile phones where people can simply create their voice sites.”

Given India’s position as the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, this new protocol may be particularly useful in India.

The paper can be read at http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/arun_kumar.pubs.html/$file/ht07.pdf.

So lets talk to the web………!

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