How to Create a Slot in a Bot


If you’ve ever flown on an airline, you know how frustrating it can be to wait around in a long line for your boarding pass. You’ve been through security, gate, overhead lockers, and boarding, and now you hear your captain say, “We’re waiting for a slot”. At this point, you’re ready to take off. What could possibly go wrong? Read on to learn more about this frustrating experience.

The slot is the area of the ice in the offensive zone between the face-off circles. It can be located in two different places on the ice: the low slot (in front of the goaltender) or the high slot (in the middle of the ice, above the face-off circles).

To create a slot, map each slot value to its appropriate slot type. A single slot may contain many different types, or none. The bot will identify each one and map it to entities. For example, you could map an entity value such as “New York” to its synonyms, “Big Apple” or “New York City.” You can also map slots to custom types. For example, you can map a location slot to mark a particular location in an utterance.

The word “slot” comes from an Old French verb, esclot. It means “hollow in the throat,” but its origin is unclear. Its synonym, Old Norse slod, was probably used in the Middle Ages. In 1520s, a slot was first used in a verb form, and the verb form “slotting” came into use in 1888. These words are often used interchangeably and can be considered both transitive and intransitive.