Intelligent automated assistant

  • US 9,548,050 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2012
  • Issued: 01/17/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for launching an application on a user device using a digital assistant, comprising:

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

    providing, at the user device, a graphical user interface including an at least partially speech-based conversational interface for interacting with the user, the graphical user interface displaying at least a portion of a conversational interaction between the user and the user device;

    obtaining context information associated with an interaction between the user and the user device;

    receiving a speech input from the user through the conversational interface;

    processing the speech input to determine a user intent associated with the speech input; and

    upon determination that the user intent associated with the speech input is for invoking a software application installed on the user device;

    invoking the software application on the user device external to the graphical user interface including the conversational interface; and

    providing a response based on the user intent and the context information.

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