Conversational computing via conversational virtual machine

  • US 7,729,916 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2006
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing conversational computing between a user and at least one application, the method comprising the steps of:

  • engaging in dialog with the user;

    processing the dialog, by a processor executing the at least one application, to one of complete a query, disambiguate a query, summarize a query, correct a query, correct a result of an executed task, communicate the result of such execution, determine a target application of an input/output event, and a combination thereof based on one of past dialog history, context, user preferences, meta information, and a combination thereof; and

    presenting a unified and coordinated user interface across the plurality of applications;

    wherein presenting a unified and coordinated user interface across a plurality of applications comprises the steps of;

    registering, by each application, information comprising application state, application modes, arguments, context, modalities, engine resources, and a combination thereof; and

    managing the dialog across the plurality of applications based on their registered information.

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