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, NY2918

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Bennett, Ian Palo Alto, US 58 1429

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9548050 Intelligent automated assistant 1 2012
8762469 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 10 2012
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9547647 Voice-based media searching 2 2012
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8903716 Personalized vocabulary for digital assistant 13 2012
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8799000 Disambiguation based on active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 9 2012
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8670979 Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 33 2012
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8943089 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
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