Training an at least partial voice command system

  • US 9,922,642 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2014
  • Issued: 03/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for training a digital assistant, performed at an electronic device including one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors, the method comprising:

  • detecting an impasse during a dialogue between the digital assistant and a user, wherein the dialogue includes at least one speech input from the user, wherein the at least one speech input includes a plurality of words;

    in response to detecting the impasse, establishing a learning session associated with the at least one speech input;

    during the learning session;

    receiving one or more subsequent clarification inputs from the user;

    based at least in part on the one or more subsequent clarification inputs, adjusting at least one of intent inference and task execution associated with the at least one speech input to produce a satisfactory response to the at least one speech input; and

    associating the satisfactory response with the entirety of the at least one speech input for processing future occurrences of the at least one speech input, wherein the associating comprises replacing a respective initial response shared by a set of users in a community of users with the satisfactory response to the at least one speech input from the user.

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