What Is a Slot?


A slot is a rectangular area in ice hockey. The slot extends from the blue line to the throat, and in ice hockey it is the fourth position on the ice. Its origins are unclear, but are probably related to the Latin word slotta, which means “hollow.” The meaning “place in a slot” first appeared in the 1520s; the modern meaning of slot is derived from 1888. Slots are also commonly referred to as scoring areas.

A slot is a part of an instruction pipeline and includes the data paths and operation issue machinery. This is common in VLIW systems. In the virtual machine world, a slot is the relationship between an instruction and the pipeline it uses to execute it. The term “executable pipeline” is used in dynamically scheduled systems. As a result, a slot can be used to refer to either a data path or an instruction. It can be a male or a female user.

Using the Slot API, you can create utterances containing multiple slots, one or several slots, or none. A bot can map utterances to slots based on their properties, such as the date, number of nights, and type of room. The bot will then map these slots to their associated entities. For example, if you are booking a hotel, you could add a custom-defined slot that marks a location in the utterance.