Global Vocabulary Reference

Understand the keys and values included in your app’s global vocabulary file.


The AppIntentVocabulary.plist file in your iOS app contains examples of how users can engage your app’s intents from Siri and any custom terminology that applies to all users of the app. Place the AppIntentVocabulary.plist file in the bundle of your iOS app. You can include localized versions of your vocabulary property list file in the language-specific project (.lproj) directories of your app. When you submit your app to the App Store, your AppIntentVocabulary.plist file and any localized versions of that file are sent to Siri for processing. The content of those files remains on the server and that content is specific to that app version.

The Root dictionary of the AppIntentVocabulary.plist file contains the following keys:


(Optional) An array of dictionaries that define the custom terms that apply to all users of your app. For information about specifying custom terms, see Parameter Vocabularies.


(Optional, but recommended) An array of dictionaries containing the example phrases for users. Siri displays these phrases and they guide and help Siri understand how users engage your app’s intents. For information on providing example phrases, see Intent Phrases.


Property List Keys

Parameter Vocabularies

The keys you include in your global vocabulary file to describe app-specific terms.

Intent Phrases

The keys that you include in your global vocabulary file to show how users engage your app from Siri.


Localizing Your Vocabulary for Chinese Dialects

Apply emphasis markers to your pronunciation tips to assist Siri with Chinese dialects.

See Also

Related Topics

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