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Applying Alexa’s Natural Language To Your Challenges


Sohan Maheshwar


This talk will give you a complete picture of all the tools and techniques required to build complex production-quality Alexa skills. You will leave this session knowing how to use Alexa’s dialog management entity resolution and slot elicitation capabilities. The talk will also touch upon some of the key design principles while designing for voice.


-Introduction to Voice Technology
-What is Alexa and how Alexa works
-Voice Tech concepts such as Wake Word, Invocation Name, Intents and Slots
-Types of conversations: one-shot & multi-turn dialogs
-Voice User Interface(VUI) - Graph UI vs Frame UI
-Dialog Management
-Slot Elicitation
-Entity Resolution


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Speaker bio

Sohan is an Alexa Evangelist at Amazon. His role involves inspiring and helping developers build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. Sohan has earlier worked as a developer evangelist for Gupshup and InMobi and has spoken at conferences around the world. In his spare time, you will find him either consuming pop culture or tossing a frisbee around.