08670979 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 762 patents.

Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent automated assistant are disclosed. A user request is received through a conversation interface of the intelligent automated assistant, the user request including at least a speech input received from a user. One or more candidate domains relevant to the user request are identified from a plurality of predefined domains, where each predefined domain presents a respective area of service offered by the intelligent automated assistant, and the identifying is based on respective degrees of match between words derived from the user request and words representing vocabulary and entities associated with each predefined domain. Feedback is provided to the user through the conversation interface of the intelligent automated assistant, where the feedback presents a paraphrase of the user request and elicits additional input from the user to specify one or more parameters associated with a particular candidate domain.

Title
Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant
Application Number
13/725512
Publication Number
8670979 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2012
Publication Date
March 11, 2014
Inventor
Harry Joseph Saddler
Berkeley
CA, US
Marcello Bastea Forte
New York
NY, US
Richard Donald Giuli
Arroyo Grande
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 21/00
G10L 17/00
G10L 15/26
G06F 17/28
G06F 17/21
G06F 17/27
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