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Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and response systems through the application of a complete speech-based information query, retrieval, presentation and command environment. This environment makes significant use of context, prior information, domain knowledge, and user specific profile data to achieve a natural environment for one or more users making queries or commands in multiple domains. Through this integrated approach, a complete speech-based natural language query and response environment can be created. The systems and methods creates, stores and uses extensive personal profile information for each user, thereby improving the reliability of determining the context and presenting the expected results for a particular question or command.

Title
Systems and methods for processing natural language speech utterances with context-specific domain agents
Application Number
12/130397
Publication Number
8015006 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2008
Publication Date
September 6, 2011
Inventor
Tom Freeman
Mercer Island
WA, US
Richard Kennewick
Woodinville
WA, US
Michael R Kennewick Jr
Bellevue
WA, US
Michael R Kennewick Sr
Bellevue
WA, US
David Locke
Redmond
WA, US
Robert A Kennewick
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Assignee
VoiceBox Technologies
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 17/27
G10L 17/00
G10L 15/22
G10L 15/18
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