Maintaining context information between user interactions with a voice assistant

  • US 8,731,942 B2
  • Filed: 03/04/2013
  • Issued: 05/20/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating an automated assistant, comprising:

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

    performing a first task using a first parameter;

    providing a first response to a user based on a result of performing the first task using the first parameter;

    in a first operation;

    obtaining a first text string from a first speech input received from the user;

    determining whether the first text string includes a second task different from the first task, where the first text string does not include a recitation of the first parameter; and

    in accordance with a determination that the first text string includes the second task different from the first task and does not include a recitation of the first parameter;

    performing the second task using the first parameter; and

    providing a second response to the user based on a result of performing the second task using the first parameter; and

    in a second operation;

    obtaining a second text string from a second speech input received from the user;

    determining whether the second text string includes a second parameter different from the first parameter, where the second text string does not include a recitation of the first task;

    in accordance with a determination that the second text string includes the second parameter different from the first parameter and does not include a recitation of the first task;

    performing the first task using the second parameter; and

    providing a third response to the user based on a result of performing the first task using the second parameter.

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