Paraphrasing of user requests and results by automated digital assistant

  • US 8,930,191 B2
  • Filed: 03/04/2013
  • Issued: 01/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2006
  • 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, wherein the speech input includes at least one value of at least one parameter; and

    presenting to the user an echo of the speech input based on a textual interpretation of the speech input;

    determining a task to be performed by the electronic device, from a plurality of tasks performable by the electronic device, wherein the task is determined by performing natural language processing on the speech input; and

    presenting to the user a paraphrase of the task, including a natural language formulation of the task and the at least one value of the at least one parameter.

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