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Natural Language-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Methods and systems for providing audiovisual media items
Facebook, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170325007

The various embodiments described herein include methods and systems for providing audiovisual media items. In one aspect, a method performed at a client device includes: (1) receiving one or more natural language inputs from a user; (2) identifying audio files by extracting one or more commands from the natural language inputs; (3) receiving one or more second natural language inputs from the user; (4) ...
Apparatus and methods using a pattern matching speech recognition engine to train a natural language ...
Nvoq Incorporated
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323634

The technology of the present application provides a speech recognition system with at least two different speech recognition engines or a single engine speech recognition engine with at least two different modes of operation. The first speech recognition being used to match audio to text, which text may be words or phrases. The matched audio and text is used by ...
Request fulfillment system, method, and media
Sears Brands, L.l.c.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323371

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for generating and processing natural language requests. A request processing system processes a received natural language request to identify an intent of the natural language request and a confidence level of the identified intent. In response to the confidence level of the identified intent not satisfying a threshold level, the request processing system sends ...
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User interfaces for medical documentation system utilizing automated natural language understanding
Nuance Communications, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323060

In a system with a display and an input device, a graphical user interface (gui) may be presented via the display. A natural language understanding engine may be applied to a free-form text documenting a clinical patient encounter, to automatically derive one or more engine-suggested medical billing codes, which may be presented in the gui. User input may be accepted ...
Answering questions via a persona-based natural language processing (nlp) system
International Business Machines Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323011

A mechanism is provided, in a question answering (qa) system, for performing persona-based question answering is provided. An identification of a requested persona is received from a user along with a natural language question input specifying an input question to be answered by the qa system. Responsive to receiving the requested persona, components of the qa system are customized to ...
Answering questions via a persona-based natural language processing (nlp) system
International Business Machines Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323010

A mechanism is provided, in a question answering (qa) system, for performing persona-based question answering is provided. An identification of a requested persona is received from a user along with a natural language question input specifying an input question to be answered by the qa system. Responsive to receiving the requested persona, components of the qa system are customized to ...
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Dialog device with dialog support generated using a mixture of language models combined using a ...
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170316775

A dialog device comprises a natural language interfacing device (chat interface or a telephonic device), and a natural language output device (the chat interface, a display device, or a speech synthesizer outputting to the telephonic device). A computer stores natural language dialog conducted via the interfacing device and constructs a current utterance word-by-word. Each word is chosen by applying a ...
Methods, systems and computer program products for facilitating user interaction with tax return preparation programs
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170316513

A system for facilitating user interaction with a tax return preparation program includes a completion graph parser configured to identify a portion of a tax return completion graph corresponding to a tax topic. The system also includes a query object creator configured to analyze and assign a node in the portion as a query object property. The system further includes ...
Methods and systems for submitting natural language queries to information resources
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170316085

A media guidance application may detect that results provided in response to a natural language query entered by the user are not relevant to the user. The media guidance application may then identify a media asset type and a media asset name that corresponds to the natural language query. Based on the media asset type and the media asset name, ...
System and method for facilitating computer generated conversations with the aid of a digital computer
Smartbothub Llc
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310613

The flexibility of a communication with a chatbot can be increased using a chatbot platform that can be integrated with a plurality of chat channels as well as facilitate communication between users of different chat channels. The platform can host chatbots that can leverage a plurality of resources, including internal and external natural language processors, machine learning, analytics services, and ...
Automated speech recognition proxy system for natural language understanding
Interactions Llc
October 26, 2017 - N°20170309276

An interactive response system mixes hsr subsystems with asr subsystems to facilitate overall capability of voice user interfaces. The system permits imperfect asr subsystems to nonetheless relieve burden on hsr subsystems. An asr proxy is used to implement an ivr system, and the proxy dynamically determines how many asr and hsr subsystems are to perform recognition for any particular utterance, ...
Method and system for a semantic search engine
Inbenta
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308607

Semantic search engine using lexical functions and meaning-text criteria, that outputs a response (r) as the result of a semantic matching process consisting in comparing a natural language query (q) with a plurality of contents (c), formed of phrases or expressions obtained from a contents' database (6), and selecting the response (r) as being the contents corresponding to the comparison having ...
Techniques for utilizing a natural language interface to perform data analysis and retrieval
Google Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308571

Techniques for utilizing a natural language interface to perform data analysis include receiving a natural language question for retrieving data stored in a database and interpreting the natural language question to generate a structured query for the database. The structured query is translated into a natural language representation of the structured query, which is displayed during execution of the structured ...
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Natural language processing utilizing transaction based knowledge representation
International Business Machines Corporation
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308521

Mechanisms are provided for processing logical relationships in natural language content. A logical parse of a first parse of the natural language content is generated by identifying latent logical terms within the first parse indicative of logical relationships between elements of the natural language content. The logical parse comprises nodes and edges linking nodes. At least one knowledge value is ...
Predictive service request system and methods
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170302540

In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes one or more of the following features including creating service request outcome models each being based on a service request outcome. A service request entered using natural language can be received and tokenized. A binary matrix can be created from the tokenized service request, and a service request outcome model can ...
Systems and methods for automated alerts
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170301215

An alert suggestion generator may automatically suggest alerts for a user based on user input. The user input may include natural language text and/or user actions that the suggestion generator can use to generate alerts that have a high likelihood of relevance, and therefore desirability, to the user. Each alert may have a trigger condition such as passage of ...
Automated assistant invocation of appropriate agent
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300831

Invoking an agent during a dialog between a user and an automated assistant. Some implementations are directed to receiving, during a human-to-automated assistant dialog, natural language input of the user that indicates a desire to engage an agent, but that fails to indicate a particular agent to be engaged. Those implementations are further directed to selecting a particular agent from ...
Method and system for patients data collection and analysis
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300648

A conversational and embodied virtual assistant (va) with decision support (ds) capabilities that can simulate and improve upon information gathering sessions between clinicians, researchers, and patients. The system incorporates a conversational and embodied va and a ds and deploys natural interaction enabled by natural language processing, automatic speech recognition, and an animation framework capable of rendering character animation performances through ...
Method for matching queries with answer items in a knowledge base
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300562

The present invention includes an expert system in which a search index furnishes answers to incoming queries provided in natural language. A search index for a specific field contains components that facilitate selecting a best fitting stored answer to the incoming query. Furthermore, context of the incoming query (e. G. Location of the user, a current web page or service ...
Platform for natural language generation editor
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300477

The present invention is a system and method for generating narrative text utilizing data input from one or more data sources to drive the creation of a narrative text output. Narrative text is generated in accordance with sets of data that provide the scope of text to be generated. A narrative text editor permits automatic generation of narrative text automatically ...
Method and apparatus for facilitating voice user interface design
International Business Machines Corporation
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300296

A computer implemented method and an apparatus for facilitating voice user interface (vui) design are provided. The method comprises identifying a plurality of user intentions from user interaction data. The method further comprises associating each user intention with at least one feature from among a plurality of features. One or more features from among the plurality of features are extracted ...
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