A SpeechWeb is a collection of hyperlinked speech applications, which are accessed remotely by speech browsers running on end-user devices. Links are activated through spoken commands. The first SpeechWeb, which was developed by Richard A. Frost of the University of Windsor, in Canada, was demonstrated at three international conferences in 1999.

A Public-Domain SpeechWeb (PDSW) is a SpeechWeb which is accessible to the public and which contains speech applications that are created and deployed by the public in a manner that is analogous to the creation and deployment of HTML pages on the conventional web. A "Call for a Public-Domain SpeechWeb" was published in the Communications of the ACM in 2005. Publications describing work towards a Public-Domain SpeechWeb can be found here.

This website contains information on the current status of the Public-Domain SpeechWeb being constructed at the University of Windsor in Canada. We encourage you to visit the public domain SpeechWeb where you can see examplar SpeechWeb applications. You can also watch the video demonstration, demoing the SpeechWeb.

Currently the Speechweb project relies on the Opera browser with the IBM Speech Recognition plugin. Click here to download a version of the Opera Browser that is compatible with the voice recognition software.

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Enter The Old Speechweb

Project Members


Graduate Students

  • Ms. Sunny Yue Shi
  • Mr. Rahmatullah Hafiz
  • Mr. Nabil Abdullah
  • Mr. Shariar Chandon

Undergraduate Students

  • Mr. Paul Meyer
  • Mr. Jonathan Donais
  • Mr. Shane Peelar
  • Mr. Ben Stanczak

Past Project Members

Graduate Students

  • Mr. Bryan St. Amour
  • Mr. Sanjay Chitte (graduated 1999)
  • Mr. Tarek Haddad (graduated 1997)
  • Mr. Fadi Hanna (graduated 2006)
  • Mr. Xiaoli Ma (graduated 2006)
  • Mr. Jack Su (graduated 2006)

Undergraduate Students

  • Mr. Matt Renaud
  • Mr. Ali Karaki
  • Mr. David Dufour
  • Mr. Josh Greig
  • Mr. Robert Hyrtzak
  • Mr. Xiaoming Li
  • Mr. Justin Marentette
  • Mr. Daniel McCubbin


The MySpeechWeb project has been supported by University of Windsor , Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST).