Review: Tellme Studio (Part I)
First Looks - Scratchpad
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It has been repeatedly pointed before and I would like to point it again - your application is as good as your grammar. Grammar development, testing and deployment is a critical aspect of your VoiceXML toolset. Tellme Studio provides a whole set of grammar tools for validation, phrase checking, phrase generator and a DTMF generator. Tellme Studio supports grammar development in both Nuances Grammar Specification Language (GSL) and the newly proposed W3C XML-based Grammar Format. Similar to the VoiceXML Scratchpad, you have a scratchpad for writing and testing grammars. Unlike the multiple scratchpads for VoiceXML content, however, grammar only has a single scratchpad.
Again, very similar to the Application URL exists a corresponding grammar tool for validating and debugging external grammars using the "Grammar URL" tool. As in the VoiceXML Scratchpad, grammar validation is done every time you save the grammar or set the URL.
Now that you have developed a grammar, your next step would be to check it against a possible list of phrases. Grammar Phrase Checker allows you to check your grammar against any number of phrases.
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