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A cooperative conversational voice user interface is provided. The cooperative conversational voice user interface may build upon short-term and long-term shared knowledge to generate one or more explicit and/or implicit hypotheses about an intent of a user utterance. The hypotheses may be ranked based on varying degrees of certainty, and an adaptive response may be generated for the user. Responses may be worded based on the degrees of certainty and to frame an appropriate domain for a subsequent utterance. In one implementation, misrecognitions may be tolerated, and conversational course may be corrected based on subsequent utterances and/or responses.

Title
System and method for a cooperative conversational voice user interface
Application Number
11/580926
Publication Number
8073681 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2006
Publication Date
December 6, 2011
Inventor
Chris Weider
Everett
WA, US
Blane Ebersold
Seattle
WA, US
Michael Tjalve
Bellevue
WA, US
Tom Freeman
Mercer Island
WA, US
Larry Baldwin
Maple Valley
WA, US
Agent
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Assignee
VoiceBox Technologies
WA, US
IPC
G10L 11/00
G10L 21/00
G06F 17/27
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