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1. (WO2018039434) USING PARAPHRASE IN ACCEPTING UTTERANCES IN AN AUTOMATED ASSISTANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039434    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048384
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01L 15/00
Applicants: SEMANTIC MACHINES, INC.
Inventors: ANDREAS, Jacob, Daniel
BURKETT, David, Ernesto Heekin
CHEN, Pengyu
COHEN, Jordan, Rian
DURRETT, Gregory, Christopher
GILLICK, Laurence, Steven
HALL, David, Leo Wright
KLEIN, Daniel
PAULS, Adam, David
ROTH, Daniel, Lawrence
RUSAK, Jesse Daniel Eskes
VIRIN, Yan
WOOTERS, Charles, Clayton
Title: USING PARAPHRASE IN ACCEPTING UTTERANCES IN AN AUTOMATED ASSISTANT
Abstract:
An automated assistant automatically recognizes speech, decode paraphrases in the recognized speech, performs an action or task based on the decoder output, and provides a response to the user. The response may be text or audio, and may be translated to include paraphrasing. The automatically recognized speech may be processed to determine partitions in the speech, which may be in turn processed to identify paraphrases in the partitions. A decoder may process an input utterance text to identify paraphrases content to include in a segment or sentence. The decoder may paraphrase the input utterance to make the utterance, updated with one or more paraphrases, more easily parsed by a parser. A translator may process a generated response to make the response sound more natural. The translator may replace content of the generated response with paraphrase content based on the state of the conversation with the user, including salience data.