COLLECTION AND USE OF SIDE INFORMATION IN VOICE-MEDIATED MOBILE SEARCH

  • US 20080154870A1
  • Filed: 02/12/2007
  • Published: 06/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/26/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of performing a search originating from a mobile device, the method comprising:

  • receiving a signal from the mobile device that includes a representation of an utterance from a user of the mobile device, wherein the utterance includes a search request;

    using speech recognition software to convert the search request into a text search request;

    extracting side information contained within the received signal, wherein the side information is represented implicitly within the received signal;

    using the extracted side information to assign the user of the mobile device to a user category;

    sending the text search request and the user category to one or more content providers;

    receiving from the one or more content providers content that is responsive to the text search request and the user category; and

    sending search results to the mobile device, wherein the search results are based on the received content from the one or more content providers.

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