Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant

  • US 9,501,741 B2
  • Filed: 12/26/2013
  • Issued: 11/22/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for building an automated assistant, the method comprising:

  • registering, by a processor, a service for use in conjunction with an active ontology by specifying at least one of;

    one or more active processing elements that the service can accept; and

    one or more active processing elements that the service cannot accept;

    filtering, by the active ontology, at least one request for services to the service in accordance with the one or more active processing elements specified by the service;

    wherein;

    the active ontology is configured to perform natural language processing on user input, the natural language processing performed in response to input facts relating to events collected from a user'"'"'s environment, andthe active ontology comprises a plurality of active processing elements configured to match specific types of facts.

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