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  1. Talderon's Avatar
    [WARN]All,

    This is NOT a discussion thread. Please use the discussion threads available to post questions and concerns, this thread is ONLY to report Cortana Queries and result issues.

    Thanks!!![/WARN]
    04-24-2014 04:40 PM
  2. thaman04's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Hi Cortana, show me the top movies in Flixster."
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected results: Opens Flixster app and shows top movies (same result as saying 'Flixster top movies')
    Actual Results: Bing search
    Feedback: She needs to respond to apps with natural language instead of set words that sound robotic.
    04-24-2014 05:13 PM
  3. teemulehtinen's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: tell me what time I need to leave for the meeting with XXXX
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: To check the traffic on the way from my home/work where I am located to the place of the meeting (a major landmark in all online maps) and tell me when I should go.
    Actual Results: Cortana says: "You have a meeting with XXXX in YYY at 4pm."
    Feedback: It looks like in this case Cortana cannot understand the request, but only returns the actual time of the meeting with XXXX.

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: When is the sunrise tomorrow?
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: To tell when the sun rises tomorrow.
    Actual Results: Cortana says out loud: "It doesn't look like it. Here's the forecast." And she then shows the weather forecast for tomorrow in Fahrenheit with weather symbols.
    Feedback: I really hope sun will rise tomorrow and that she has made a mistake.
    Alexander K likes this.
    04-25-2014 03:50 AM
  4. mohammed yasir's Avatar
    Region/Language: United states/ English(united states)
    Exact phrase spoken: Show me the new notifications
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected result: Cortana to show my notification centre or read aloud who has texted or e-mailed me.
    Actual results: A Bing search
    Feedback:
    04-25-2014 05:28 AM
  5. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: How long do I need to get to my next appointment?
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Your next appointment is at xyz location and is 20 minutes away... (similar results to "How long does it take me to get to work")
    Actual Results: Search result
    Feedback: If I enter an address in my calendar for the next appointment, Cortana should get that and tell me how long it takes to get there AND pick remind me to leave 20 minutes before my meeting... It works great when the address is saved in "Places" but now when the address in plainly entered in the standard format (123 Main st...)
    Alexander K likes this.
    04-25-2014 09:53 AM
  6. Julian Diaz1's Avatar
    Hi, I want to know if these are bugs or not:
    1. when I said or write to cortana something that begins with 'tell me', she automatically think that I wanna send a text and what it worst the text goes to me (I never associated the word "me" to my person - cause never add me to the circle and never add "me" as a nickname in my person);
    2. if I said o write 'show me emails from' or 'emails from' a person or the name of the account, she makes a bing search and in the phone section shows nothing;
    3. never said to me if I wanna be update of a flight (info in emails);

    despite that, what are you doing is awesome.
    Regards from Argentina
    Alexander K likes this.
    04-25-2014 06:01 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
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    Thanks!![/INFO]
    04-25-2014 06:47 PM
  8. Joe920's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Play Tegan and Sara" followed a little later by "Turn on shuffle"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana plays Tegan and Sara, and on request activates shuffle mode / shuffles current playlist
    Actual Results: Cortana plays Tegan and Sara, but for the request "turn on shuffle" she shows Bing search results for "How to turn on a iPod shuffle" etc.
    Feedback: When asking Cortana to play music by a certain artist, it would make sense to always shuffle play. I assume few users want to play their entire collection album by album. And second, I hoped Cortana could activate shuffle mode.
    04-25-2014 07:46 PM
  9. EchoOne30's Avatar
    When enabling Cortana to give alerts for sports team scores, she doesn't give the alerts.

    Region: USA
    Exact phrase spoken: N/A
    Expected results: For an item to show up in action centre with the info, or a Cortana popup
    Actual results: Nothing happened at all
    Feedback: N/A

    Many thanks!

    -edit-

    Ok my mistake, she gave me an update at the end of the game with a popup. I suppose I'd rather see this info in the action centre, as the popup came kind of late. It's fine tonight cause it's Friday night, but if the popup comes this late during the workweek it would wake me up.
    Last edited by EchoOne30; 04-25-2014 at 11:16 PM.
    04-25-2014 09:57 PM
  10. Sashank Mishra's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Who is the founder of Google?
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Cortana to read me the names of the founders along with search result (as in Google Now)
    Actual Results: Displayed a search result that showed me the names of the founders.
    Feedback: Please add voice reading for specific searches like mentioned above. This is there but not used for all searches. Like if I ask Cortana to give me the review of Captain America, she reads the search result as 8.3/10. Similarly....Asking Who is the founder of Microsoft works fine with voice reading of result, but again as I said it is limited. Only few search results are read. If founders of Microsoft is read aloud, then why can't the founders of Google be? Lets make it universal a if we search anything that has a specific result, it should read out loud.
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    04-26-2014 11:55 PM
  11. Romer Reyes's Avatar
    Region/Language: EN-US

    Exact Phrase Spoken: Play Twenty Years From Now
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Cortana did parse it like this "Play 20 Years From Now"
    Expected Results: Play the song
    Actual Results: Did a web search
    Feedback: It would be nice if Cortana recognizes word numbers from plain numbers.


    Exact Phrase Spoken: Delete all my alarms
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Would delete all my alarms
    Actual Results: Did a web search
    Feedback: She must learn how to delete items.


    Exact Phrase Spoken: Cancel my next reminder
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Would cancel the next reminder as seen on my Calendar Tile
    Actual Results: Did a web search
    Feedback: She must learn to do this basic thing.

    And most of all, Cortana should improve her natural language. Like if we ask the questions what, where, when, etc. on her, she should response to us with a voice. Not a web result
    meddyrainzo likes this.
    04-27-2014 02:45 AM
  12. Romer Reyes's Avatar
    Region/Language: EN-US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Define Gravity (or other words)
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Read me the definition from Bing.
    Actual Results: Only a definition from a Bing search.
    Feedback: Cortana would be great if it will read what's the meaning of a word.
    04-27-2014 05:56 AM
  13. Lumiamike's Avatar
    Region/Language: United States / English (United States)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Tell me a joke ( In English Uk pronunciation not US )
    Did Cortana part this correctly: No
    Expected Results: a Joke
    Actual Results: Text to ?? was offered by Cortana
    Feedback: Cortana did not once understand the word " Tell " at all, i tried multiple different questions all starting with the word " Tell " and each time Cortana tried to create a text to the nearest contact it thought matched the question, i tried to say the " Tell " with an American bent to my voice but still Cortana tried to start a text message
    04-27-2014 07:44 AM
  14. James8561's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: When is sunset? ; What time is sunset? ; sunset today
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes, all.
    Expected Results: Time of sunset spoken from weather sources.
    Actual Results: Bing search ; brings up the hourly temperature report
    Feedback: It would be nice if Cortana can tell you the sunset and sunrise times.
    Joe920 likes this.
    04-27-2014 12:55 PM
  15. James8561's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact phrase spoken: Play ____ playlist shuffle
    Did Cortana parse this correctly? Yes
    Expected result: Cortana plays named playlist and turn on shuffle
    Actual result: Bing search
    Feedback: Cortana should be able to shuffle and repeat a playlist. Also, Cortana previous track command doesn't work. She repeats current track instead of playing previous track
    04-27-2014 04:40 PM
  16. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Did Chelsea win the game today."
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected results: Results of Chelsea's game
    Actual Results: Bing search
    Feedback: Cortana needs to be expanded to other sports

    Same happened when I asked for Chelsea fixtures.

    Chelsea here is Chelsea football club
    04-27-2014 05:01 PM
  17. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Who is the commissioner of the nba"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: No
    Expected results: Adam Silver
    Actual Results: David Stern
    Feedback: David Stern already retired 3 months ago. Bing is still using old result.
    04-28-2014 12:29 AM
  18. jhoff80's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: What's the weather in cambridge
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected results: I live in Massachusetts. I would expect that the phone knows my location and finds the nearest city named Cambridge, which in this case would be Cambridge, MA, literally 2 miles away.
    Actual Results: Weather for Cambridge, Canada.
    Feedback: Not even sure how it's deciding which to use since Cambridge UK would almost definitely be larger and more famous.



    Region/Language: US/English US

    Exact Phrase Spoken: What's the weather in middletown

    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes

    Expected results: There are many towns named Middletown. I'd expect to get results for at least one of them.

    Actual Results: Bing search
    04-28-2014 01:19 AM
  19. girishN's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Turn on Wi-Fi every time I arrive home
    Did Cortana part this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: switch Wi-Fi on every time I arrive at home
    Actual Results: asked me to set a reminder "Turn on Wi-Fi" when I get to home

    Feedback: Cortana's location based reminders are great and they work well, but It'll be great if it can trigger some phone actions too, Like "turn ringer off every time I get to college". It's really easy to miss a reminder as it doesn't vibrate.
    04-28-2014 02:49 AM
  20. Joe920's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Remember that this is where I parked", "Remember that I'm parked here", etc
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Cortana would store the GPS location, available for retrieval later by asking "Where did I park?"
    Actual Results: "When would you like to be reminded?" (and no GPS info stored)

    Feedback: Parking info is more of a "remember" thing than a "remind me exactly at time so and so" thing. Ideally I could just say "I parked here". Cortana could say "Great, hold on while I wait a few seconds for better GPS accuracy... OK, got it, you parked here (shows map with pin). I that correct?". If I answer 'no' there should be an option to manually move the pin. If she can't get accurate GPS, she could say "I can't seem to get a good GPS signal, would you like to tell me details about your parking spot? You can say 'I parked in spot A4' or 'I parked at the curb near the stop sign'." Later I could say "where did I park", and she would tell me "Last Friday you said you parked here: (shows map plus my current location)"

    Even cooler: if Cortana would detect 'car type speeds' and prolonged non-car speeds, she could silently keep track of possible parking spots (stored on-device only please..). She could then supplement a conversation as follows: "Last Friday you parked here: (map). Is that it?" (me: no) "OK, most recently it looks like you might have parked close to this spot: (map with last location just before prolonged period with non-car speeds)."

    More generally, telling Cortana to remember something should always trigger info storage + a way to retrieve. It may be stored in a 'notes' book, but I don't want to say "make a note that I left my tablet at my sister's house" but rather "remember that I left my tablet at my sister's house". Later question "Where did I leave my tablet?", "where's my tablet?". This info could maybe be stored in a separate notebook section.
    Saksham Sharma likes this.
    04-28-2014 09:25 AM
  21. Talderon's Avatar
    [NOTE]Thanks again everyone!!!

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    04-28-2014 10:03 AM
  22. anseld1986's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA - English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Whenever I am at home deactivate my pincode."
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Upon arriving home, Cortana would turn the security pin-code on my phone off. Upon leaving the house, Cortana would turn the code back on.
    Actual Results: bing search
    Feedback: One of the biggest things that I would like Cortana to do is automate tasks for me. When I was using webOS back in the day, there was an app called "Mode Switcher" that allowed you to set triggers to make events happen (and I think Nokia used to have something called "Situations" that was very similar). For example, when I was at home (determined by being connected to a specific wifi-network or GPS location) my phone would turn off it's security settings so I didn't have to type it in everytime I used it (since I was clearly the only person at my house) - when I left, it would turn the security settings back on. The phone also knew to turn the equivalent of "Quiet Hours" on ONLY when I was at home - if I was out with friends I didn't want to have everything silenced just because it was 11PM. It allowed the phone to be much 'smarter.'
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    Region/Language: USA - English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Cortana what's the speed limit here?"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: "The speed limit is 70 miles per hour. You are currently traveling at 69 miles per hour."
    Actual Results: bing search
    Feedback: I was driving on a road yesterday and wondered what the speed limit was since I hadn't seen a sign lately, then thought I'd see if Cortana could tell me. Sadly, she wasn't able to. Yet. *grin
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    04-28-2014 10:57 AM
  23. Siah1214's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA - English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Cortana, don't forget that I left my keys on the nightstand"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Actual results: Offers to set up reminder at specified date and time.
    Expected Results: Later, when I can't remember where I left my keys, I could ask Cortana "Hey, where did I leave my keys?" she'd respond with "On the nightstand"
    Feedback: It would be nice if Cortana could remember things that are triggered only when I ask her. Sometimes it doesn't make sense for there to be date/location triggers, when I could want to know where my keys are at any given time.
    ajj3085 likes this.
    04-28-2014 03:22 PM
  24. teemulehtinen's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA - English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Add the flight details from my email to the calendar"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Actual results: Answers speaking: "alright, when's the event?".
    Expected Results: Go through my email, pick the reserve confirmation email sent to me two hours ago with the reservation number, flight numbers, times of flight and add these to the calendar with a reminder.
    Feedback: Seems to me that Cortana does not go through my emails. Is there a way to teach her to do it?
    Last edited by teemulehtinen; 04-29-2014 at 08:43 AM.
    04-29-2014 08:32 AM
  25. realwarder's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA - English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Display <name> contact details"
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Show me <name>"
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Show <name>"
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "What is <name>'s address?"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Actual results: web results
    Expected Results: show <name> contact details
    Feedback: There needs to be a way to show a person's contact details quickly. Then as a follow up, permit call/navigate/text etc.
    James8561 likes this.
    04-29-2014 12:24 PM
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