Table Of Contents


User Guide

First time using the AWS CLI? See the User Guide for help getting started.

[ aws . comprehend ]



Starts an asynchronous topic detection job. Use the DescribeTopicDetectionJob operation to track the status of a job.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--input-data-config <value>
--output-data-config <value>
--data-access-role-arn <value>
[--job-name <value>]
[--number-of-topics <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--input-data-config (structure)

Specifies the format and location of the input data for the job.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Uri": "string",

--output-data-config (structure)

Specifies where to send the output files.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Uri": "string"

--data-access-role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that grants Amazon Comprehend read access to your input data.

--job-name (string)

The identifier of the job.

--number-of-topics (integer)

The number of topics to detect.

--client-request-token (string)

A unique identifier for the request. If you do not set the client request token, Amazon Comprehend generates one.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--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. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


JobId -> (string)

The identifier generated for the job. To get the status of the job, use this identifier with the DescribeTopicDetectionJob operation.

JobStatus -> (string)

The status of the job:

  • SUBMITTED - The job has been received and is queued for processing.
  • IN_PROGRESS - Amazon Comprehend is processing the job.
  • COMPLETED - The job was successfully completed and the output is available.
  • FAILED - The job did not complete. To get details, use the DescribeTopicDetectionJob operation.