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Roughly described, a natural language interface to a back-end application incorporates synonyms automatically added to user input to enhance the natural language interpretation. Synonyms can be learned from user input and written into a synonyms database. Their selection can be based on tokens identified in user input. Natural language interpretation can be performed by agents arranged in a network, which parse the user input in a distributed manner. In an embodiment, a particular agent of the natural language interpreter receives a first message that includes the user input, returns a message claiming at least a portion of the user input, and subsequently receives a second message delegating actuation of at least that portion to the particular agent.

Title
Synonyms mechanism for natural language systems
Application Number
10/326492
Publication Number
7231343 (B1)
Application Date
December 20, 2002
Publication Date
June 12, 2007
Inventor
Babak Hodjat
Santa Clara
CA, US
Nicholas K Treadgold
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld
Assignee
iAnywhere Solutions
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/27
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