Intelligent list reading

  • US 10,249,300 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2016
  • Issued: 04/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device for operating a digital assistant, comprising:

  • one or more processors; and

    memory having instructions stored thereon, the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to;

    receive a spoken user request associated with a plurality of data items;

    determine whether a degree of specificity of the spoken user request is less than a threshold level;

    in response to determining that a degree of specificity of the spoken user request is less than a threshold level;

    determine one or more attributes related to the spoken user request, the one or more attributes not defined in the spoken user request;

    obtain a list of data items based on the spoken user request and the one or more attributes;

    generate a spoken response comprising a subset of the list of data items; and

    provide the spoken response.

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