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A system and method for servicing natural language requests with a plurality of remote host systems. The system utilizes a computer program that comprises: (1) an input system for inputting an NL command; (2) a translation system that extracts a request from the NL command and stores the request in a host-independent format; and (3) a routing system for servicing the request, wherein the routing system comprises a mechanism for selecting a host, for converting the request into a host dependent directive, and for forwarding the directive to the selected host. The system may further include a speech recognition system, a local data source for servicing the NL command, templates for converting the request into the host dependent directive, a heuristic for selecting the host, and an output system for obtaining and outputting the response.

Title
Bi-directional natural language system for interfacing with multiple back-end applications
Application Number
9/415660
Publication Number
6442522 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 1999
Publication Date
August 27, 2002
Inventor
Susan M Wingate
Monroe
FL, US
Glenn T Puchtel
Boca Raton
FL, US
Mark E Epstein
Westchester
NY, US
Martin D Carberry
Margate
FL, US
Agent
Hoffman Warnick & D&apos Alessandro
US
Agent
Michael F Hoffman
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G10L 15/18
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