We're excited to announce two new capabilities for Alexa Skill developers available in all locales. Both help you quickly improve the performance of your interaction model and build more accurate and engaging skills from the Alexa developer console.
Map Requests to Slots and Intents
The Intent History tab in the developer console provides insight into how customers are engaging with your skill so you can analyze the data, update sample utterances and slots, and deliver more natural experiences. Intent History shows frequent intent requests from anonymous users in the last 30 days. Now the Intent History developer console tab and the Skill Management API (SMAPI) include a new tool that helps you map these utterances to the intents or slots in your interaction model, which makes it easier to adjust the model and correctly resolve more spoken requests. You can use this tool with your skills to deliver more natural dialogs starting today.
See More Information in the Debugging Tools
You can use the developer console Testing tab or the Skill Simulation API to test your skill and see the intent a simulated device returns from your interaction model. Now the device logs also show the intents considered and discarded. This new information in the debugging tools can show you where additional samples might help train your model to resolve utterances to their intended intents and slots, so you can further improve accuracy.
Learn More and Get Started Today
Start using these new capabilities to increase skill accuracy and create more conversational experiences for customers. To learn more, read the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) documentation on intent history and on the Skill Simulation API.