Short for Voice Extensible Markup Language. VXML, or VoiceXML, technology allows a user to interact with the Internet through voice-recognition technology. Instead of a traditional browser that relies on a combination of HTML and keyboard and mouse, VXML relies on a voice browser and/or the telephone. Using VXML, the user interacts with voice browser by listening to audio output that is either pre-recorded or computer-synthesized and submitting audio input through the user's natural speaking voice or through a keypad, such as a telephone.
AT&T, IBM, Lucent Technologies, and Motorola created VXML 1.0 in a joint effort to promote the technology.