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Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent digital assistant are disclosed. A user request is received, the user request including at least a speech input received from a user. The user request including the speech input is processed to obtain a representation of user intent for identifying items of a selection domain based on at least one selection criterion. A prompt is provided to the user, the prompt presenting two or more properties relevant to items of the selection domain and requesting the user to specify relative importance between the two or more properties. A listing of search results is provided to the user, where the listing of search results has been obtained based on the at least one selection criterion and the relative importance provided by the user.

Title
Prioritizing selection criteria by automated assistant
Application Number
13/725656
Publication Number
8660849 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2012
Publication Date
February 25, 2014
Inventor
Harry Joseph Saddler
Berkeley
CA, US
Christopher Dean Brigham
San Jose
CA, US
Didier Rene Guzzoni
Monte-sur-Rolle
CH
Adam John Cheyer
Oakland
CA, US
Thomas Robert Gruber
Emerald Hills
CA, US
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G10L 15/22
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