Multi-command single utterance input method

  • US 10,497,365 B2
  • Filed: 05/04/2018
  • Issued: 12/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • one or more processors; and

    memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    receiving speech input, wherein the speech input comprises a single utterance having two or more actionable commands;

    generating a text string based on the speech input using a speech transcription process, wherein the speech transcription process is performed using one or more speech recognition models;

    identifying a first keyword in the text string;

    identifying a second keyword in the text string;

    parsing the text string into at least a first candidate substring and a second candidate substring based at least in part on positions of the first keyword and the second keyword in the text string;

    determine a first intent associated with the first candidate substring and a second intent associated with the second candidate substring, wherein the first intent corresponds to a first actionable command in the speech input and the second intent corresponds to a second actionable command in the speech input, wherein the first intent and the second intent are determined based on one or more nodes of an ontology; and

    execute a first process identified by the first intent and a second process identified by the second intent.

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