Better resolution when referencing to concepts

  • US 9,633,004 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2014
  • Issued: 04/25/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating a virtual assistant on an electronic device, the method comprising:

  • receiving an audio input comprising user speech;

    converting the user speech of the audio input into a textual representation of the user speech;

    determining a primary user intent for the textual representation;

    identifying a first type of concept referred to by the primary user intent;

    identifying a first substring from the textual representation corresponding to the first type of concept;

    determining a secondary user intent for the first substring; and

    performing a task flow comprising one or more tasks based at least in part on the primary user intent for the textual representation and the secondary user intent for the first substring.

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