Patents by Inventor Adam D. Pauls

Adam D. Pauls has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180174585
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20170147554
    Abstract: A method for configuring an automated dialogue system uses traces of interactions via a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application. Each trace includes interactions in the context of a plurality of presentations of the GUI. Elements of one or more presentations of the GUI are identified, and templates are associated with portions of the trace. Each template has one or more defined inputs and a defined output. For each template of the plurality of templates, the portions of the traces are processed to automatically configure the template by specifying a procedure for providing values of inputs to the template via the GUI and obtaining a value of an output. The automated dialogue system is configured with the configured templates, thereby avoiding manual configuration of the dialogue system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak
  • Publication number: 20170140755
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Being-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S Gillsick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann