Refining a search based on schedule items

  • US 10,572,476 B2
  • Filed: 03/12/2014
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a digital assistant, comprising:

  • at a device having one or more processors and memory;

    receiving a search request from a user, the search request specifying one or more search criteria for selecting one or more selection items from a respective selection domain;

    identifying one or more schedule items relevant to the search request;

    presenting the one or more schedule items to the user;

    receiving a user input responsive to the presentation of the one or more schedule items, the user input specifying a search criterion associated with the one or more schedule items;

    before performing the search request, augmenting the search request based on the search criterion specified in the user input and information contained in at least one of the identified schedule items, wherein the augmenting comprises modifying at least one of the one or more search criteria or adding an additional search criterion to the search request; and

    presenting the augmented search request or search results retrieved based on the augmented search request to the user.

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