Use the Speech Recognition page (or the corresponding fields in the data-loading
template) to provide alternate spoken names, phonetic spellings, or additional identifying
information so the speech recognition software can recognize variations of a name. The Speech
Recognition page includes the following fields:
Defining Alternate Spoken Names
Table 1. Speech recognition fields
Alternate Spoken Names
Use these guidelines to ensure the best result
when you are defining alternate names for users:
- Person, Group, and Location Names–If users refer to a person, group, or
location in various ways, enter each variation in a different field.
enter Bob Jones and Rob Jones in addition to Robert Jones.
Similarly, enter a nickname that the person or place is known by, such as Skip
- Digits and Special Characters in Name Fields–The names you provide must start
with a letter or digit. They must contain only letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes ('),
underscores (_), or dashes (-). No other characters are allowed.
If you use special
characters, especially apostrophes ('), they must be used adjacent to the surrounding
letters and may not be separated by spaces.
For example, enter O'Neill
Staff or O'Neill's Staff, never O'Neill ' s Staff
though these special characters are allowed, it is unlikely that an alternate spoken
name would need underscores (_), or dashes (-).
- Staff IDs–It is recommended that you do not create an alternate spoken name
that contains numeric digits only. For example, a staff ID with numbers and no
Entering numeric staff IDs is permitted.
However, using numeric values only might result in
- Slower Genie response times
- Problems with phone number recognition
- Acronyms and Initials in Alternate Spoken Names–If people use an acronym or
initials to refer to an address book entry, provide them as a series of letters
separated by spaces.
For example, if users refer to Easton Medical Clinic as EMC,
enter E M C. Similarly, enter A C Hoyle for A.C. Hoyle. For Armandeep
Munindar Gill, also enter A M Gill rather than A.M. Gill.
- Unusual Pronunciation–If a name has an unusual or confusing pronunciation, or
silent letters, enter a name that is spelled as it is pronounced.
For example, if the
system does not recognize the name Jodie Dougherty, you could enter Jodie
- Professional Titles in Alternate Spoken Names–If users refer to a person by his
or her title, provide the full spelling of the title rather than an abbreviation.
example, enter Father Brown instead of Fr. Brown, or Professor
Lindsay instead of Prof. Lindsay.
- Doctor Title in Alternate Spoken Names–When adding or editing user profiles,
you do not need to include the Doctor title as part of the user's name in the
Alternate Spoken Names (ASN) field on the Speech
Recognition tab. Instead, check the Doctor Prefix
check box. When you speak a command using one of the ASN variations, Vocera understands
the user to whom you are referring.
For example, when you speak, Call Doctor
Michael Smith, the Vocera Genie knows that you are referring to Doctor
Michael Smith. You could also speak, Call Doctor Smith or Call Doctor
Michael and the Genie will find the user because the Doctor
Prefix option is checked.
Optionally specify an Identifying Phrase to help Vocera distinguish
this user from another whose first and last names are spelled the same.
For example, if there are two users named Mary Hill on the system,
but they are in different departments, you could enter Mary Hill in
Pediatrics as the identifying phrase for one user and Mary Hill in
Admissions for the other.