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[ aws . transcribe ]



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

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

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--state-equals <value>]
[--name-contains <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--next-token (string)

If your ListMedicalVocabularies 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 medical vocabularies to return in each page of results. If there are fewer results than the value that you specify, only the actual results are returned. If you do not specify a value, a default of 5 is used.

--state-equals (string)

Returns only custom medical vocabularies with the specified state. Custom vocabularies are ordered by creation date, with the newest vocabulary first. If you do not include StateEquals , all custom medical vocabularies are returned.

Possible values:


--name-contains (string)

Returns only the custom medical vocabularies that contain the specified string. The search is not case sensitive.

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



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 medical custom vocabularies

The following list-medical-vocabularies example lists the medical custom vocabularies associated with your AWS account and Region. To get more information about a particular transcription job, copy the value of a MedicalTranscriptionJobName parameter in the transcription output, and specify that value for the MedicalTranscriptionJobName option of the get-medical-transcription-job command. To see more of your transcription jobs, copy the value of the NextToken parameter, run the list-medical-transcription-jobs command again, and specify that value in the --next-token option.

aws transcribe list-medical-vocabularies


    "Vocabularies": [
            "VocabularyName": "cli-medical-vocab-2",
            "LanguageCode": "en-US",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-09-21T21:44:59.521000+00:00",
            "VocabularyState": "READY"
            "VocabularyName": "cli-medical-vocab-1",
            "LanguageCode": "en-US",
            "LastModifiedTime": "2020-09-19T23:59:04.349000+00:00",
            "VocabularyState": "READY"

For more information, see Medical Custom Vocabularies in the Amazon Transcribe Developer Guide.


Status -> (string)

Lists all custom medical vocabularies that have the status specified in your request. Custom vocabularies are ordered by creation date, with the newest vocabulary first.

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.

Vocabularies -> (list)

Provides information about the custom medical vocabularies that match the criteria specified in your request.


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

VocabularyName -> (string)

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

LanguageCode -> (string)

The language code used to create your custom vocabulary. Each custom vocabulary must contain terms in only one language.

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

LastModifiedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time the specified custom vocabulary 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.

VocabularyState -> (string)

The processing state of your custom vocabulary. If the state is READY , you can use the custom vocabulary in a StartTranscriptionJob request.