Pieces of information that are responsive to user queries are typically personalized to the user. Information delivered in response to the user’s query can be derived from a variety of data sources, some of which are on the user’s device and some that are online. However, the response is typically delivered independent of the underlying data source from which the information is obtained. As a result, the user interface that shows the results does not enable a user to determine whether the response is based on public or user-specific information and whether it was retrieved from online or local data sources. This disclosure presents UI techniques that provide a visual mechanism to help surface the underlying source(s) of data from which responses to the user’s query are derived.

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