Prioritizing selection criteria by automated assistant

  • US 8,660,849 B2
  • Filed: 12/21/2012
  • Issued: 02/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating an intelligent automated assistant, comprising:

  • at an electronic device comprising a processor and memory storing instructions for execution by the processor;

    receiving a user request, the user request including at least a speech input received from a user;

    processing the user request including the speech input to obtain a representation of user intent for identifying items of a selection domain based on at least one selection criterion;

    providing a prompt to the user, the prompt presenting two or more properties relevant to items of the selection domain and requesting the user to specify relative importance between the two or more properties; and

    providing of search results to the user, wherein the listing of search results has been obtained based on the at least one selection criterion and the relative importance provided by the user,wherein the at least one selection criterion includes a first constraint on a first property of the two or more properties and a second constraint on a second property of the two or more properties.

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