Cortana grammar library pulled from the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK

Cortana grammar library pulled from the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK
We've already gotten a solid overview of what to expect as far as functionality from the Cortana voice assistant that is coming with Windows Phone 8.1, and now we're getting to see a list of potential voice commands that have been pulled from the WP 8.1 SDK. Cortana itself isn't a part of the SDK, but it seems that the grammar library for Cortana is in the SDK.

The list has quite a few options on there, but nothing is really out of the ordinary. There are options to call contacts or numbers, play media files, send texts, or search the Windows Phone Store. There are also the requisite options to get weather info, stock prices, do conversions, get news, find videos, find recipes, or find places. On the personal assistant side of things, you'll be able to set alarms, create calendar appointments, take notes, and set reminders. 

We're hoping that there will be more to Cortana's voice commands than this, because the rumors have gotten us a bit excited for it. But, even if it has the standard set of functionality that you might expect, that should make for a great first release for Microsoft. 


source: WPLovers via WMPU

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19 Comments

1. m_sam7

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

..my goodness !! They just re-invented this in a new way :o ..i like that instead :)..#bing_it

2. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

This is fuc**n amazing :O how the hell?! :O i need this update, now :O

3. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I especially like the reminders. "Remind me to pick ______ next time at the grocery store?" The implication with this statement is that the device pays attentions to your habits and things like where you shop, and then can contextually determine when you're back the grocery store without you having to create a geo-fence. It would be pretty awesome if it worked like this.

11. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

awesome! as long as it didn't share that data with the nsa :)

4. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Awesome, i need this asap, i don't mind the bugs just give it to me !

5. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

This is good update for WP but Siri had these features three years ago when first it came with iPhone 4S..!!

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, but the problem is that Siri came out on a iPhone, and it's call Siri ;-)

8. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

I was just waiting for you to comment..!! ;)

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep.. You know if you troll on a WP related article I'm gonna seek you out...... Well, as long as it's all fun and games.. Some of these trolls are just pathetic, and I ignore them,,,,,, but you're special, my dear..

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Wow! Cortana is much more advanced than, say, Siri!!!!!!!

12. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I hope it is, and it certainly should be considering how much time Microsoft spent on developing it. They did also say that they were waiting to make something revolutionary, not evolutionary, so it must at least somewhat live up to those standards.

10. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Google Now is light years ahead, but wp, keep trying.

13. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not really. I use Google Now and while it is very good (especially on a Moto X), I'm not sure it will be as good as what Cortana is shaping up to be.

19. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Oh, really? Will Cortana be able to turn on/off hardware, turn on/off my pc, open garage/apartmet door, turn on/off house lights? Not for a power users.

18. Dastrix unregistered

Oh don't worry! Given Halo's reputation and popularity, I doubt that M$ would release something that's subpar to Google's offerings. Not that Google's offerings were "light years ahead" in any way.

14. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

as an experiment can phone arena tries these commands on both google now and siri ? the result might be interesting.

15. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

"Cortana will you marry me?"

16. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Yup...PA should do a comparison between google now, siri and cortana when it is released....

17. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Have they found a cure for Rampancy yet or am I going to have to say goobye after 7 years? My heart just can't take that.

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