Configuring Speech Engines

Published: June 20, 2005

Configuring Speech Engines

Use the Speech Engine Configurations tab of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) for Microsoft Speech Server (MSS) to change settings for the speech engines that support an application, or to create a new speech engine configuration.

For instructions on how to open the console, see Administering Speech Server Using MMC.

Speech engine settings include:

  • The number of engine instances to handle incoming calls.

    Modify this setting to optimize memory usage, specify the instances for a non-English default configuration, or enable the system to handle increased call volume.

  • The engine class and name for each type of engine required by the application.

    This setting should not be modified for any of the default engine configurations. When creating a new configuration, the engine class must be compatible with the selected engine name.

  • The type of resource to load into the specified engine.

    This setting is restricted to be compatible with the engine type—Voice for Prompt engines, TelephonyRecognizer or MultimodalRecognizer for recognition engines, and DTMF for engines that process DTMF input.

  • The voice the user hears when speech must be synthesized.

    Modify this setting to specify a different voice for prompt playback. See Configuring Speechify.

  • The name of the application that this engine configuration supports.

    This is "Default" unless you specify an application name. Leaving this setting as "Default" means all application resources are loaded into the default engine configurations.

See Also

About Engine Configurations | Creating a New Engine Configuration | Configuring Support for Additional Languages | Speech Engine Services Memory Usage: Overview