Generating and processing task items that represent tasks to perform

  • US 10,255,566 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2011
  • Issued: 04/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • at an electronic device comprising one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the method comprising;

    receiving, from a user, natural language input that expressly specifies one or more first attributes of a task;

    automatically without user intervention, retrieving context data that is separate from the natural language input;

    deriving from the context data one or more second attributes of the task;

    determining, from the natural language input, one or more triggering criteria associated with the task;

    based on the natural language input, generating a task item for the task, the task item including the one or more first attributes, the one or more second attributes, and the one or more triggering criteria;

    determining whether the one or more triggering criteria are satisfied; and

    ,in response to determining that the one or more triggering criteria are satisfied, causing a notification associated with the task item to be displayed, the notification including an associated description comprising the one or more first attributes and the one or more second attributes.

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