US Patent No: 7,912,702

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Statistical language model trained with semantic variants

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An intelligent query system for processing voiced-based queries is disclosed, which uses a combination of both statistical and semantic based processing to identify the question posed by the user by understanding the meaning of the user's utterance. Based on identifying the meaning of the utterance, the system selects a single answer that best matches the user's query. The answer that is paired to this single question is then retrieved and presented to the user. The system, as implemented, accepts environmental variables selected by the user and is scalable to provide answers to a variety and quantity of user-initiated queries.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY1544

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Bennett, Ian Cheltenham, GB 70 498

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