Posted On: May 5, 2022

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Starting today, you can give Amazon Lex additional information about how to process speech input by creating a custom vocabulary. A custom vocabulary is a list of domain-specific terms or unique words (e.g., brand names, product names) that are more difficult to recognize. You create the list and add it to the bot definition, so Amazon Lex can use these words when determining the user’s intent or collecting information in a conversation. This allows you to enhance speech recognition and deliver an improved end-user experience.

Custom vocabulary can be configured using the Lex V2 console or the API. The capability is available for English (US) and English (UK) in all AWS Regions where Amazon Lex operates. To learn more, visit the Amazon Lex documentation page.