Methods and systems for phonetic matching in digital assistant services

  • US 10,403,278 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2017
  • Issued: 09/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/16/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device comprising:

  • one or more processors;

    memory; and

    one or more programs stored in memory, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    receiving a speech input from a user;

    determining whether the speech input includes a user request for a media item;

    in accordance with a determination that the speech input includes a user request for a media item, determining a candidate media item from a repository of media items;

    determining, based on a number of phonetic symbols included in a phonetic representation of the speech input and based on a difference between a first score and a second score, whether the candidate media item is to be provided to the user, wherein the first score indicates a degree of matching between a phonetic representation of the candidate media item and the phonetic representation of the speech input, and wherein the second score is an expected score associated with the phonetic representation of the speech input; and

    in accordance with a determination that the candidate media item is to be provided to the user, providing the candidate media item to the user.

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