[ aws . transcribe ]



Creates a new custom vocabulary that you can use to change how Amazon Transcribe Medical transcribes your audio file.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--vocabulary-name <value>
--language-code <value>
--vocabulary-file-uri <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--vocabulary-name (string)

The name of the custom vocabulary. This case-sensitive name must be unique within an AWS account. If you try to create a vocabulary with the same name as a previous vocabulary you will receive a ConflictException error.

--language-code (string)

The language code used for the entries within your custom vocabulary. The language code of your custom vocabulary must match the language code of your transcription job. US English (en-US) is the only language code available for Amazon Transcribe Medical.

Possible values:

  • en-US

  • es-US

  • en-AU

  • fr-CA

  • en-GB

  • de-DE

  • pt-BR

  • fr-FR

  • it-IT

  • ko-KR

  • es-ES

  • en-IN

  • hi-IN

  • ar-SA

  • ru-RU

  • zh-CN

  • nl-NL

  • id-ID

  • ta-IN

  • fa-IR

  • en-IE

  • en-AB

  • en-WL

  • pt-PT

  • te-IN

  • tr-TR

  • de-CH

  • he-IL

  • ms-MY

  • ja-JP

  • ar-AE

--vocabulary-file-uri (string)

The Amazon S3 location of the text file you use to define your custom vocabulary. The URI must be in the same AWS region as the API endpoint you’re calling. Enter information about your VocabularyFileUri in the following format:


This is an example of a vocabulary file uri location in Amazon S3:


For more information about S3 object names, see Object Keys in the Amazon S3 Developer Guide .

For more information about custom vocabularies, see Medical Custom Vocabularies .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


VocabularyName -> (string)

The name of the vocabulary. The name must be unique within an AWS account. It is also case-sensitive.

LanguageCode -> (string)

The language code you chose to describe the entries in your custom vocabulary. US English (en-US) is the only valid language code for Amazon Transcribe Medical.

VocabularyState -> (string)

The processing state of your custom vocabulary in Amazon Transcribe Medical. If the state is READY you can use the vocabulary in a StartMedicalTranscriptionJob request.

LastModifiedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time you created the vocabulary.

FailureReason -> (string)

If the VocabularyState field is FAILED , this field contains information about why the job failed.