[ aws . transcribe ]



Provides a list of custom vocabulary filters that match the specified criteria. If no criteria are specified, all custom vocabularies are returned.

To get detailed information about a specific custom vocabulary filter, use the operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--name-contains <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--next-token (string)

If your ListVocabularyFilters request returns more results than can be displayed, NextToken is displayed in the response with an associated string. To get the next page of results, copy this string and repeat your request, including NextToken with the value of the copied string. Repeat as needed to view all your results.

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of custom vocabulary filters to return in each page of results. If there are fewer results than the value you specify, only the actual results are returned. If you don’t specify a value, a default of 5 is used.

--name-contains (string)

Returns only the custom vocabulary filters that contain the specified string. The search is not case sensitive.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To list your vocabulary filters

The following list-vocabulary-filters example lists the vocabulary filters associated with your AWS account and Region.

aws transcribe list-vocabulary-filters


    "NextToken": "NextToken": [
            "VocabularyFilterName": "testFilter",
            "LanguageCode": "language-code",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-05-07T22:39:32.147000+00:00"
            "VocabularyFilterName": "testFilter2",
            "LanguageCode": "language-code",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-05-21T23:29:35.174000+00:00"
            "VocabularyFilterName": "filter2",
            "LanguageCode": "language-code",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-05-08T20:18:26.426000+00:00"
            "VocabularyFilterName": "filter-review",
            "LanguageCode": "language-code",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-06-03T18:52:30.448000+00:00"
            "VocabularyFilterName": "crlf-filt",
            "LanguageCode": "language-code",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-05-22T19:42:42.737000+00:00"

For more information, see Filtering Unwanted Words in the Amazon Transcribe Developer Guide.


NextToken -> (string)

If NextToken is present in your response, it indicates that not all results are displayed. To view the next set of results, copy the string associated with the NextToken parameter in your results output, then run your request again including NextToken with the value of the copied string. Repeat as needed to view all your results.

VocabularyFilters -> (list)

Provides information about the custom vocabulary filters that match the criteria specified in your request.


Provides information about a vocabulary filter, including the language of the filter, when it was last modified, and its name.

VocabularyFilterName -> (string)

A unique name, chosen by you, for your custom vocabulary filter. This name is case sensitive, cannot contain spaces, and must be unique within an Amazon Web Services account.

LanguageCode -> (string)

The language code that represents the language of the entries in your vocabulary filter. Each vocabulary filter must contain terms in only one language.

A vocabulary filter can only be used to transcribe files in the same language as the filter. For example, if you create a vocabulary filter using US English (en-US ), you can only apply this filter to files that contain English audio.

For a list of supported languages and their associated language codes, refer to the Supported languages table.

LastModifiedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time the specified vocabulary filter was last modified.

Timestamps are in the format YYYY-MM-DD'T'HH:MM:SS.SSSSSS-UTC . For example, 2022-05-04T12:32:58.761000-07:00 represents 12:32 PM UTC-7 on May 4, 2022.