Speech Recognition

The Speech Recognition page of the Add/Edit User dialog box (or the corresponding fields in the data-loading template) lets you provide variations of a user's name or identifying phrases to assist in speech recognition.

Table 1. User speech recognition fields Field Maximum Length Description


Maximum Length


Alternate Spoken Names


Specify variations of the user's name in the Alternate Spoken Names fields.

The name must start with a letter or digit. It must contain only letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes ('), underscores (_), or dashes (-). No other characters are allowed.

  • If users refer to a person or place in various ways, enter each variation in a different field.

    For example, 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 Jones.

  • If people use initials to refer to a user, provide them as a series of letters separated by spaces.

    For example, if users refer to Amardeep Munindar Gill as A.M. Gill, enter A M Gill.

  • If a name has an unusual or confusing pronunciation, 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 Dockerty.

  • If users refer to a person by his or her title, provide the full spelling of the title.

    For example, enter Father Brown instead of Fr. Brown.

Identifying Phrase


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 one is on the third floor and the other is on the first floor, you could enter Mary Hill on the third floor as the identifying phrase for one user and Mary Hill on the first floor for the other.