The term “slot” is an archaic word that refers to a hollow at the base of the throat, above the breastbone. Its roots are in Old French esclot, which is of uncertain origin. The term is also related to the Old Norse word slod, meaning hollow. Slot’s modern meaning dates from the 1880s, when it was first used in reference to the slot machine. Despite the archaic origins, the term “slot” has a very recognizable meaning today.
The term “taste” comes from the fact that a machine is unlikely to fail to pay the minimum payout on successive pulls. Historically, tilt was derived from electromechanical slot machines’ tilt switches, which would break the circuit and trigger an alarm if the machine were tampered with. These switches are no longer used, but any technical fault is still referred to as a “tilt” today. Therefore, if you’re looking for a loose slot, it’s advisable to avoid casinos that are not in operation.
To map a particular value to a specific slot, the bot must know what kind of slot the utterance falls under. This is not an easy task, but it is a necessary one. The bot can then map the slots to the entities that it recognizes. The built-in slot types can map to the number of rooms required, or the number of nights. Custom slot types can be created and mapped to utterances. The location slot is useful for marking the location of an utterance.