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  1. Better Error Explanations and Linter for Interaction Model

    I am new to Alexa. I have an utility that generates interaction models. The utility had an bug that omitted values. The JSON editor stated that custom type values could not be empty. At the time, I didn't understand the error. I thought it would have been more helpful if the editor marked where the error was.

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  2. Add developer specific phonetic dictionary to skill builder

    Synonyms are looking to be useful as a fix for misconstrued words, but a true phonetic skill dictionary would be better than trying to force misinterpreted words as common words when Alexa doesn’t know what was said.

    I’m looking for a way to submit less common words for Alexa to understand. In programming, it is becoming obvious that some esoteric or genre specific terms are missing. See http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?151-D-D-Pronunciation-Guide for examples of words Alexa should be able to derive from speech, but regularly misconstrues. I wouldn’t contend that Alexa needs to understand each one, but using this as a guide may…

    2 votes

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  3. Regiment when AMAZON.Date return days in the past

    Right now, it's completely random how AMAZON.Date understands whether day of the week are in the past or the future. ("What's the weather Sunday?")

    Half the time AMAZON.Date return last Sunday, the other half the next Sunday.

    This should be regimented. Past days should only be returned when the user say "last Sunday" or "this past Sunday", etc.

    Really shouldn't need to argue for this. It's completely crazy that this hasn't be dealt with by now!

    1 vote

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  4. allow non standard characters in invocation word

    would like alexa to accomodate not english words for english use in invocation words . An example would be like "Déjà vu." While Alexa is able to interpret this exact pronunciation and spelling when transcribing (speech to text), it is not able to interpret for invocation words because these non-standard characters are not allowed (é, à).

    1 vote

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  5. Add slot sequence numbers to the request

    AFAIU dialogs follow the slot sequence. It would be nice to have the slot sequence numbers in the request for Elicit/ConfirmSlot customization.

    2 votes

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  6. Make slot name/type unique per intent

    Currently slot name/type combination has to be unique per skill. Please make it unique per intent.

    1 vote

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  7. Voice & Tone without interaction model

    Should be able to test "Voice & Tone" without having interaction model properly built.

    1 vote

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  8. API call for Altering Custom Slot Type Values at Runtime

    I am new to Alexa development. I realised that some of my custom type values can alter at runtime. As opposed to doing more NLP processing in the backend, perhaps there should be an API call to allow custom slot type values to be altered on the fly?

    1 vote

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  9. Pass original date spoken in request

    In Dialogflow, you can get the original text spoken for an entity/slot. So for a date, the user can say "this week" and Dialogflow passes the date and the string "this week". This is useful when you are showing a message such as "Sorry, no parcel will be collected this week". Can you update the request to pass the original text in Resolution - Authorities - Values

    4 votes

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  10. Sample Utterances

    Most of us create a Sample Utterances file
    to copy and past. now you have to type each one in. Also you get Timed out, and have to do it all over again. please fix this.

    2 votes

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  11. Fuzzy match intent handler

    Request: a fuzzy match intent handler for spoken utterances, e.g.:

    if contains("sometext")...

    This would allow for a more conversational exchange between the user and Alexa. For example, if the user utterance includes the phrase "not feeling well", the skill could give a sympathetic reply without having to explicitly match every possible permutation of a sentence containing that phrase via intents.

    6 votes

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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, April! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  12. Searchable and continually updated list of all certified skill invocation names for developers to check

    Allow developers to easily check to see if a skill invocation name has been previously used by another skill.

    2 votes

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  13. Sample Utterance Issue

    Unfortunately Alexa didn't react anymore to my sample utterances. I had to delete all of them and add them again manually

    1 vote

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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks for pointing this out! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  14. Bulk upload of training for the new Beta Builder

    The interaction model has two view - the old preview one and the new Beta preview one. They support different features and switching in between, deletes the changes made. The only reason why my team is still using the old preview, is because we can easily upload new and edit the old training. Would be great if this is also possible in the Beta preview, as to use the other new features available, like synonyms, dialogues, etc.

    1 vote

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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

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