Devices and methods for identifying a prompt corresponding to a voice input in a sequence of prompts

  • US 8,670,985 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2012
  • Issued: 03/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for processing a voice input provided in response to a prompt, comprising:

  • at an electronic device with at least one processor and memory;

    in response to a user invoking a voice mode, the electronic device providing a sequence of prompts, wherein each prompt is associated with a respective time period of a plurality of time periods;

    receiving a voice input while a prompt of the sequence of prompts is being provided;

    identifying a characteristic time associated with the received voice input;

    identifying a time period of the plurality of time periods that includes the characteristic time; and

    applying the received voice input to a respective prompt of the sequence of prompts associated with the identified time period.

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