08942986 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 2986 patents.

Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent digital assistant are disclosed. A plurality of predefined domains each representing a respective area of service offered by an intelligent automated assistant are stored. A text string derived from a user request is obtained, the text string including at least one or more words derived from a speech input received from a user. From the plurality of predefined domains, a relevant domain for the user request is identified based at least on respective degrees of match between the text string derived from the user request and a respective plurality of words associated with each predefined domain. A task is executed in accordance with steps specified in a task flow associated with the relevant domain, and in accordance with one or more task parameters derived from the user request.

Title
Determining user intent based on ontologies of domains
Application Number
13/725550
Publication Number
8942986 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2012
Publication Date
January 27, 2015
Inventor
Didier Rene Guzzoni
Monte-sur-Rolle
CH
Christopher Dean Brigham
San Jose
CA, US
Adam John Cheyer
Oakland
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G10L 21/06
G10L 15/26
G06F 9/54
G06F 3/16
G06F 17/28
G10L 15/22
G06F 17/30
G10L 15/18
G10L 21/00
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