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Slot Type Reference

The Alexa Skills Kit supports several slot types that define how data in the slot is recognized and handled. The provided types fall into the following general categories:

Numbers, Dates, and Times

This table summarizes the slot types that convert the user’s utterance into data types such as numbers and dates. See the sections below for more details and examples.

Slot Type Short Description Supported Languages

AMAZON.DATE

Converts words that indicate dates (“today”, “tomorrow”, or “july”) into a date format (such as “2015-07-00T9”).

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

AMAZON.DURATION

Converts words that indicate durations (“five minutes”) into a numeric duration (“PT5M”).

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

AMAZON.FOUR_DIGIT_NUMBER

Converts words that represent four-digit numbers (“six oh four five” into digits (“6045”).

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

AMAZON.NUMBER

Converts numeric words (“five”) into digits (such as “5”).

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

AMAZON.TIME

Converts words that indicate time (“four in the morning”, “two p m”) into a time value (“04:00”, “14:00”).

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

AMAZON.DATE

Converts words that represent dates into a date format.

The date is provided to your service in ISO-8601 date format. Note that the date your service receives in the slot can vary depending on the specific phrase uttered by the user:

  • Utterances that map to a specific date (such as “today”, “now”, or “november twenty-fifth”) convert to a complete date: 2015-11-25. Note that this defaults to dates on or after the current date (see below for more examples).
  • Utterances that map to just a specific week (such as “this week” or “next week”), convert a date indicating the week number: 2015-W49.
  • Utterances that map to the weekend for a specific week (such as “this weekend”) convert to a date indicating the week number and weekend: 2015-W49-WE.
  • Utterances that map to a month, but not a specific day (such as “next month”, or “december”) convert to a date with just the year and month: 2015-12.
  • Utterances that map to a year (such as “next year”) convert to a date containing just the year: 2016.
  • Utterances that map to a decade convert to a date indicating the decade: 201X.
  • Utterances that map to a season (such as “next winter”) convert to a date with the year and a season indicator: winter: WI, spring: SP, summer: SU, fall: FA)
Resolving Years

If the user’s utterance does not specify a year, Alexa defaults to dates on or after the current date. For example, the utterance “February first” returns the next “February first” date, so the year will depend on the day the user says the utterance:

If today is January 31, 2017, the slot returns 2017-02-01.
If today is February 1, 2017, the slot returns 2017-02-01 (today’s date).
If today is February 2, 2017, the slot returns 2018-02-01 (the next instance of February first).

Examples:

  • “today”: 2015-11-24
  • “now”: 2015-11-24
  • “tomorrow”: 2015-11-25
  • “november twenty-fifth”: 2015-11-25
  • “next monday”: 2015-11-30
  • “this week”: 2015-W48
  • “next week”: 2015-W49
  • “this weekend”: 2015-W48-WE
  • “this month”: 2015-11
  • “next year”: 2016
  • “this decade”: 201X
  • “next winter”: 2017-WI
  • “right now”: 2015-11-24

This slot type can be used with skills in the following languages:

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

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AMAZON.DURATION

Converts words that indicate durations into a numeric duration.

The duration is provided to your skill in a format based on the ISO-8601 duration format (PnYnMnDTnHnMnS). The P indicates that this is a duration. The n is the numeric value, and the capital letter following the n designates the specific date or time element. For example, P3D means 3 days. A T is used to indicate that the remaining values represent time elements rather than date elements.

Examples:

  • “ten minutes”: PT10M
  • “five hours”: PT5H
  • “three days”: P3D
  • “forty five seconds”: PT45S
  • “eight weeks”: P8W
  • “seven years”: P7Y
  • “five hours ten minutes”: PT5H10M
  • “two years three hours ten minutes”: P2YT3H10M

This slot type can be used with skills in the following languages:

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

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AMAZON.FOUR_DIGIT_NUMBER

Provides recognition for special ways four-digit numbers are often spoken. This is useful for input such as PIN codes, validation codes or years that are often said as single or groups of digits. The user can speak the number in a variety of ways. The Alexa service sends your service the recognized digits.

Examples:

  • “six oh four five”: 6045
  • “six zero four five”: 6045
  • “six oh forty five”: 6045
  • “sixty forty five”: 6045
  • “six thousand forty five”: 6045

This slot type can be used with skills in the following languages:

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

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AMAZON.NUMBER

Converts numeric words into digits.

  • “three”: 3
  • “ten”: 10
  • “fifty five”: 55
  • “one oh four”: 104
  • “one hundred four”: 104
  • “one hundred and four”: 104
  • “five thousand two hundred and thirty five”: 5235
  • “nine eight zero three four”: 98034

This slot type can be used with skills in the following languages:

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

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AMAZON.TIME

Converts words that indicate time into time values.

Values that represent a specific time are provided to your skill in ISO-8601 time format. Midnight is represented as 00:00.

Note that this slot also supports time-related utterances that map to a time period such as “evening”. This type of utterance returns a time period indicator instead of an ISO-8601 formatted time. For example, “evening” returns the value EV. The following time period indicators can be returned: night: NI, morning: MO, afternoon: AF, evening: EV.

Examples:

  • “noon”: 12:00
  • “midnight”: 00:00
  • “six”: 06:00
  • “four twenty three in the morning”: 04:23
  • “five am”: 05:00
  • “one thirty in the afternoon”: 13:30
  • “two fifteen pm”: 14:15
  • “eleven fifty nine at night”: 23:59
  • “this morning”: MO
  • “now”: 13:30

This slot type can be used with skills in the following languages:

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (India)

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • German

  • Japanese

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List Types

These slot types each represent a list of items. You can extend some of these slot types with additional utterances by defining a custom slot type with the same name and adding the additional items as custom slot type values. For more examples of utterances and slot values, see the sections below.

Availability

  • Available: The slot type fully available and not considered a preview.
  • Developer Preview: The slot type is offered as a developer preview and may improve and change as we receive feedback and iterate on the feature. Please provide your feedback in the Alexa Skills Kit forum.

List Slot Types

The built-in slot types available depend on the language selected for your skill. These tabs show the set of types available for the supported languages.

English (Australia) Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.City

Provides recognition for local and world cities commonly used by speakers in Australia and New Zealand. This slot type recognizes common variations of city names. The city name sent to your service matches the value provided by the user. That is, the Alexa service does not attempt to convert from the variation to the official city name.

  • sydney
  • darwin
  • newcastle
  • wagga wagga
  • wollongong
  • port macquarie
  • christchurch
  • hamilton
  • nelson

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.FirstName

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in Australia and New Zealand. This slot type recognizes both formal names and nicknames. The name sent to your service matches the value spoken by the user. That is, the Alexa service does not attempt to convert from the nickname to the formal name.

For first names that sound alike, but are spelled differently, the Alexa service typically sends your service a single common form.

  • john
  • jack
  • oliver
  • samuel
  • lachlan
  • daniel
  • bruce
  • christopher
  • debbie
  • sophie

Yes

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AMAZON.Region

Provides recognition for counties and regions commonly used by speakers in Australia and New Zealand.

  • new south wales
  • blue mountains
  • central coast
  • arnhem land
  • gippsland
  • kangaroo island

Yes

Developer Preview

English (CA) Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.AT_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 Austrian and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • graz
  • vienna

Yes

Available

AMAZON.AT_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 German and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

  • annika
  • jens
  • finn

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

Yes

Available

AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 European and world cities.

  • loures
  • kempten

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United Kingdom and world cities commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • rhymney
  • liverpool

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • stephen
  • john

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

  • scotland
  • midlands west
  • west midlands

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United States and world cities commonly used by speakers in the US.

  • seattle
  • new york
  • n.y.c.

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers United States.

  • john
  • eric
  • steve
  • stephen
  • annie

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_STATE

Names of US states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • alabama
  • alaska
  • illinois
  • W.A.
  • i.l.
  • guam
  • district of columbia

Yes

Available

English (IN) Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.City

Provides recognition for local and world cities commonly used by speakers in India. This slot type recognizes common variations of city names. The city name sent to your service matches the value provided by the user. That is, the Alexa service does not attempt to convert from the variation to the official city name.

  • delhi
  • greater mumbai
  • chennai
  • kolkata
  • bangalore

Yes

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AMAZON.FirstName

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in India. This slot type recognizes both formal names and nicknames. The name sent to your service matches the value spoken by the user. That is, the Alexa service does not attempt to convert from the nickname to the formal name.

For first names that sound alike, but are spelled differently, the Alexa service typically sends your service a single common form.

  • abhishek
  • aishwaraya
  • kumar
  • priya
  • rajesh

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Region

Provides recognition for counties and regions commonly used by speakers in India.

  • bangalore
  • chennai
  • mumbai
  • kolkata
  • ranchi

Yes

Developer Preview

English (UK) Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.AT_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 Austrian and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • graz
  • vienna

Yes

Available

AMAZON.AT_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 German and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

  • annika
  • jens
  • finn

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

Yes

Available

AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 European and world cities.

  • loures
  • kempten

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United Kingdom and world cities commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • rhymney
  • liverpool

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • stephen
  • john

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

  • scotland
  • midlands west
  • west midlands

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United States and world cities commonly used by speakers in the US.

  • seattle
  • new york
  • n.y.c.

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers United States.

  • john
  • eric
  • steve
  • stephen
  • annie

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_STATE

Names of US states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • alabama
  • alaska
  • illinois
  • W.A.
  • i.l.
  • guam
  • district of columbia

Yes

Available

English (US) Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.Actor

Names of actors and actresses.

  • tim roth
  • amy adams
  • alan rickman
  • daniel radcliffe
  • emma watson

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.AdministrativeArea

Geographical regions that are typically under the jurisdiction of a particular government.

  • oxnard california
  • grangeville idaho
  • missoula
  • boulder
  • hurricane west virginia
  • mason city
  • gulfport mississippi
  • portsmouth new hampshire

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.AggregateRating

Words describing the overall rating for an item.

  • four star
  • top
  • top five
  • five star
  • highly rated
  • popular
  • best
  • top ten

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Airline

Names of a variety of airlines.

  • air france
  • british airways
  • coyne aviation
  • delta airlines
  • dolphin air
  • maestro

Yes

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AMAZON.Airport

Names of a variety of airports.

  • john f. kennedy memorial airport
  • san francisco international airport
  • logan
  • dulles international
  • sky harbor

Yes

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AMAZON.Animal

Names of many different animals.

  • funnel web spider
  • spider monkey
  • blister beetle
  • opossum
  • common frog
  • javelina
  • moray eel
  • milkweed beetle

Yes

Available

AMAZON.Artist

Full names of artists.

  • michael jackson
  • paul mccartney
  • justin bieber
  • keisha

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.AT_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 Austrian and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • graz
  • vienna

Yes

Available

AMAZON.AT_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

Yes

Available

AMAZON.Athlete

Full names of athletes.

  • michael johnson
  • michael phelps
  • kobe bryant
  • roger federer

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Author

Full names of authors.

  • E.L. James
  • Stephen King
  • Mark Twain
  • William Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare
  • Nora Roberts

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Book

Titles of books.

  • gone girl
  • harry potter
  • 100 years of solitude
  • the new buddhism
  • kite runner
  • slaughterhouse five

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.BookSeries

Titles of multi-book series.

  • harry potter
  • silence of the lambs

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.BroadcastChannel

Names and abbreviations of broadcast channels, such as TV and radio stations.

  • colorado public radio
  • king fm
  • npr
  • the nineties on nine business
  • praise
  • radio scilly
  • capital 958 business
  • kexp

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.CivicStructure

Words and phrases describing public structures and facilities, such as “town hall”, “bus stop”, and others.

  • smithsonian institute
  • greyhound bus station
  • museum of modern art
  • yellowstone national park
  • massachusetts general hospital

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Color

Names of colors.

  • red
  • light brown
  • lemon
  • mauve
  • terra cotta
  • dark blue

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Comic

Titles of comic books.

  • justice league
  • the amazing spiderman
  • x-men
  • runaways
  • watchmen

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Corporation

Full names of corporations.

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Tesla
  • Lululemon Athletica

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.Country

Names of countries around the world.

  • United States
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Mauritius
  • Uruguay
  • Japan

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.CreativeWorkType

Words for different types of creative works, such as “song” or “show”.

  • magazine
  • song
  • books
  • book
  • soundtrack
  • songs
  • track
  • album

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.DayOfWeek

Calendar days of the week.

  • monday
  • tuesday
  • wednesday
  • weekend
  • weekdays

Yes

Developer Preview

AMAZON.DE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 German and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

  • annika
  • jens
  • finn

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

Yes

Available

AMAZON.Dessert

Names of various desserts.

  • pavlova
  • frozen yogurt
  • chocolate brownie
  • red velvet cake
  • chocolate ice cream

Yes

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AMAZON.DeviceType

Words for different types of devices, such as “laptop”.

  • TV
  • laptop
  • stereo
  • kindle
  • echo dot
  • kindle fire
  • fire t. v.

Yes

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AMAZON.Director

Full names of film directors.

  • spike lee
  • alfred hitchcock
  • martin scorsese
  • jane campion
  • ang lee

Yes

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AMAZON.Drink

Names of beverages.

  • apple cider
  • chartreuse
  • coke
  • espresso
  • martini
  • old-fashioned

Yes

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AMAZON.EducationalOrganization

Names of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

  • springfield high school
  • yale
  • juilliard school
  • university of york
  • washington middle school

Yes

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AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 European and world cities.

  • loures
  • kempten

Yes

Available

AMAZON.EventType

Words describing different types of events.

  • game
  • networking event
  • holiday
  • party
  • time off
  • meetup
  • coffee meetup

Yes

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AMAZON.Festival

Names of festivals.

  • south by southwest
  • seattle international film festival
  • 2013 comic con international
  • montreux jazz festival
  • sundance film festival

Yes

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AMAZON.FictionalCharacter

Names of fictional characters from books, movies, television shows, and other fictional works.

  • batman
  • captain america
  • harley quinn
  • doctor who

Yes

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AMAZON.FinancialService

Names of businesses that provide financial services.

  • bank of america
  • central carolina bank and trust
  • umpqua bank
  • san francisco federal credit union
  • standard life
  • continental mortgage

Yes

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AMAZON.Food

Names of food items.

  • chocolate cake
  • chow mein
  • romano cheese
  • bacon
  • lemon juice
  • scrambled egg
  • campbell’s low sodium chicken broth

Yes

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AMAZON.FoodEstablishment

Names of businesses that serve food.

  • antonio’s italian pizzeria
  • ted’s burgers
  • i55 truck stop restaurant
  • skipper’s dockside
  • taco time

Yes

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AMAZON.Game

Names of many different games.

  • halo
  • would you rather
  • grand theft auto 5
  • angry birds
  • cricket quiz
  • 20 questions

Yes

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AMAZON.GB_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United Kingdom and world cities commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • rhymney
  • liverpool

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • stephen
  • john

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

  • scotland
  • midlands west
  • west midlands

Yes

Available

AMAZON.Genre

Names of many different genres that can be used to describe music, books, television shows, and other media.

  • jazz
  • fantasy
  • hard rock
  • mystery
  • horror
  • techno

Yes

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AMAZON.Landform

Names of landforms such as mountains, plains, lakes, rivers, bays, peninsulas, and seas.

  • mount everest
  • amazon
  • devil’s peak
  • east bay
  • half dome

Yes

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AMAZON.LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings

Names of historical buildings and landmarks.

  • vietnam war memorial
  • holy trinity church
  • lds temple square
  • madison square
  • nevada state capitol building

Yes

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AMAZON.Language

Natural languages such as Spanish, Tamil, Hindi, and English.

  • english us
  • german
  • swiss german
  • latvian
  • yoruba
  • old persian

Yes

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AMAZON.LocalBusiness

Names of businesses.

  • starbucks
  • rose nails salon
  • goodwill
  • disneyland
  • jiffy lube

Yes

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AMAZON.LocalBusinessType

Words describing different types of businesses a user might search for.

  • men’s clothing stores
  • delis
  • medical clinics
  • food store
  • auto rental store
  • dry cleaning

Yes

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AMAZON.MedicalOrganization

Names of medical organizations (physical or not) such as hospitals, institutions, or clinics.

  • pro vet
  • fullerton vision center
  • children’s speech therapy center
  • diamond bar veterinary clinic
  • fallbrook women’s health center

Yes

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AMAZON.Month

Names of calendar months.

  • april
  • august
  • may
  • october
  • march
  • december
  • july
  • september

Yes

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AMAZON.Movie

Titles of movies.

  • Wonder Woman
  • Office Space
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Incredibles 2

Yes

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AMAZON.MovieSeries

Titles of several multi-movie series.

  • alien
  • star wars
  • terminator
  • paranormal activity
  • rocky

Yes

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AMAZON.MovieTheater

Names of movie theaters.

  • premier theater rocky mount
  • picture house
  • cinemark movies ten
  • skye cinema
  • liberty theater dayton
  • cinergy cinemas corsicana
  • odeon hatfield
  • clearlake stadium cinema

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicAlbum

Names of music albums.

  • the white album
  • thriller
  • joshua tree
  • nineteen eighty nine
  • darkness on the edge of town

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicCreativeWorkType

Words describing different types of musical works, such as songs and tracks.

  • videos
  • single
  • album
  • music albums
  • albums
  • track
  • music video
  • tune

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicEvent

Names of music-related events, such as music festivals and concerts.

  • mississippi river festival
  • thunderdome
  • broken music tour
  • warped tour
  • coachella valley music and arts festival big day out

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicGroup

Names of musical groups. Includes both individual performers and groups such as bands, orchestras, or choirs.

  • coldplay
  • drake
  • the beatles
  • beyonce
  • led zeppelin

Yes

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AMAZON.Musician

Full names of musicians.

  • johnny cash
  • madonna
  • carlos santana
  • chris martin
  • michael jackson
  • beyonce

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicPlaylist

Names commonly used to describe playlists for music.

  • relaxing sounds
  • dance
  • classic rock
  • sunday morning
  • road trip
  • work out
  • bachelorette party
  • evening
  • classical light

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicRecording

Titles of music recordings or tracks. Each title normally represents a single song.

  • smells like teen spirit
  • yesterday
  • rolling in the deep
  • single ladies
  • paint it black

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicVenue

Names of venues that are used for musical performances.

  • lighthouse on the creek
  • jack’s joint
  • mohegan sun arena
  • susquehanna bank center
  • kentucky opry

Yes

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AMAZON.MusicVideo

Titles of music videos.

  • one more time
  • stronger
  • somebody told me
  • round here
  • shake it off

Yes

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AMAZON.Organization

Names of non-governmental organizations.

  • university of saint francis
  • tacobell
  • amazon
  • microsoft
  • monroe bank and trust
  • thatcher high school

Yes

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AMAZON.Person

Full names of real and fictional people.

  • Barack Obama
  • Derek Jeter
  • Albert Einstein
  • Mark Twain
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Batman

Yes

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AMAZON.PostalAddress

Street addresses, consisting of the building or house number and street name.

  • 705 a ave
  • 1146 front st.
  • 10550 n. la canada
  • 1828 newton st.
  • 12 fisher ave
  • 14840 telegraph rd
  • 2 akita dr.

Yes

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AMAZON.Professional

  • james rice
  • bill gates
  • michael jordan
  • isaac tichenor
  • stephen king

Yes

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AMAZON.ProfessionalType

Words describing a variety of professions.

  • banker
  • architect
  • drummer
  • producer
  • researcher
  • pilot
  • musician
  • lawyer

Yes

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AMAZON.RadioChannel

Names of radio channels and programs.

  • npr
  • kiss fm
  • reading 107 fm
  • wsyr fm
  • bbc radio

Yes

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AMAZON.Residence

Names of well-known residences.

  • claremont
  • newport restoration foundation
  • wightwick manor
  • seth french house
  • moore house
  • burntwood hall
  • arlington
  • leinster house

Yes

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AMAZON.Room

Names of rooms typical in houses and other buildings.

  • bathroom
  • cellar
  • hall
  • laundry room
  • lobby
  • nursery

Yes

Available

AMAZON.ScreeningEvent

Names of events for screening films.

  • object 168 film project
  • pantalla de crystal film festival
  • oldenburg international film festival
  • oxford international film festival
  • hollywood film festival
  • the dam short film festival

Yes

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AMAZON.Service

Names of services.

  • fresh julienne wedding and event catering
  • coastal culinary personal chef service
  • santa barbara private chef mattias blom
  • notary public 411
  • the omelet
  • wilcox and fetzer
  • creative touch catering

Yes

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AMAZON.SocialMediaPlatform

Names of social media platforms.

  • delicious
  • digg
  • you tube
  • blogger
  • what’s app
  • yelp
  • facebook

Yes

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AMAZON.SoftwareApplication

Names of software programs and apps.

  • pokemon go
  • angry birds
  • box of cats
  • tinder
  • windows
  • office

Yes

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AMAZON.SoftwareGame

Names of software games, such as quiz games, trivia games, puzzle games, word games, and other video games.

  • sci-fi trivia
  • magic eightball
  • akinator
  • the wayne investigation

Yes

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AMAZON.Sport

Names of sports.

  • basketball
  • football
  • college football
  • team handball
  • gymnastics
  • snooker orienteering
  • strength athletics

Yes

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AMAZON.SportsEvent

Names of sporting events.

  • 1990 fifa world cup
  • senior women race
  • men’s 3m. springboard
  • squash at the 2014 commonwealth games

Yes

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AMAZON.SportsTeam

Names of many sports teams.

  • bruins
  • patriots
  • red bulls
  • red sox

Yes

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AMAZON.StreetAddress

The names of streets used within a typical street address. Note that these names just include the street name, not the house number.

  • ward pound ridge reservation
  • pestana dr.
  • west huron street
  • town center s.
  • north campbell road
  • valley side dr. ne
  • cochran
  • yolanda dr.

Yes

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AMAZON.TelevisionChannel

Names and abbreviations for television channels.

  • abc
  • nbc
  • cnn
  • cartoon network
  • espn 2

Yes

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AMAZON.TVEpisode

Titles of television episodes.

  • jaynestown
  • our mrs reynolds
  • the one with the monkey
  • lisa’s wedding
  • victor echo november

Yes

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AMAZON.TVSeason

Names of seasons of television shows.

  • big brother 3 us
  • amazing race 2
  • saturday night live
  • the bachelor rome

Yes

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AMAZON.TVSeries

Titles of many television series.

  • Seinfeld
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • I Love Lucy
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • SNL
  • Lost

Yes

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AMAZON.US_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United States and world cities commonly used by speakers in the US.

  • seattle
  • new york
  • n.y.c.

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers United States.

  • john
  • eric
  • steve
  • stephen
  • annie

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_STATE

Names of US states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • alabama
  • alaska
  • illinois
  • W.A.
  • i.l.
  • guam
  • district of columbia

Yes

Available

AMAZON.VideoGame

Titles of video games.

  • doom two
  • resident evil code veronica
  • worms
  • lemmings
  • the sims

Yes

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AMAZON.WeatherCondition

Names of a variety of weather conditions, such as rain, cold, or humid.

  • snowfall
  • lightning
  • thunderstorms
  • rain
  • blizzard
  • humid
  • cold
  • flash flood

Yes

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AMAZON.WrittenCreativeWorkType

Words describing written works, such as books and poems.

  • plays
  • novel
  • journal
  • books
  • fiction
  • non fiction
  • journals
  • poems

Yes

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English (US) skills can also use the AMAZON.LITERAL slot type. See LITERAL Slot Type Reference for details.

German Slot Types
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Ext Availability

AMAZON.AT_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 Austrian and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • graz
  • vienna

Yes

Available

AMAZON.AT_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 German and world cities commonly used by speakers in Germany and Austria.

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

  • annika
  • jens
  • finn

Yes

Available

AMAZON.DE_REGION

Provides recognition for over 1000 geographic regions in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world commonly used by speakers in Germany or Austria.

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

Yes

Available

AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

Provides recognition for over 5,000 European and world cities.

  • loures
  • kempten

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United Kingdom and world cities commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • rhymney
  • liverpool

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers in the United Kingdom.

  • stephen
  • john

Yes

Available

AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

  • scotland
  • midlands west
  • west midlands

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_CITY

Provides recognition for over 15,000 United States and world cities commonly used by speakers in the US.

  • seattle
  • new york
  • n.y.c.

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers United States.

  • john
  • eric
  • steve
  • stephen
  • annie

Yes

Available

AMAZON.US_STATE

Names of US states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • alabama
  • alaska
  • illinois
  • W.A.
  • i.l.
  • guam
  • district of columbia

Yes

Available

Japanese Slot Types

Built-in slot types for Japanese are available on the localized version of this page.

(Back up to List Slot Types)

Extending a Built-in Slot Type with Custom Values

You can add your own custom values to a subset of the built-in list slot types. This appends the values you provide to the built-in values defined by Amazon. For example, AMAZON.US_CITY provides recognition for cities commonly used by speakers in the United States. If you need to collect additional cities – such as smaller towns that might not be included – you could add them to the list by extending the type. The slot would then recognize both the original set of values as well as the custom ones you added.

You can also define synonyms and identifiers for values you add to a built-in slot type. For details, see Entity Resolution for Built-in Slot Types.

Extending a built-in slot type only applies to the specific skill. For instance, if you extend AMAZON.US_CITY with additional cities for one skill, those changes do not apply to any other skills that also use AMAZON.US_CITY.

Extending a Slot Type

If you are using the skill builder (beta), see Extend a Built-in Slot Type with Additional Values.

To extend a slot type:

  1. Make sure the type is a type that can be extended .
  2. In the developer portal, edit your skill and navigate to the Interaction Model page.
  3. Click Add Slot Type. Enter the name of the slot type you want to extend.
  4. Enter the additional values you want for the type in the list of values. Separate values with line breaks.
  5. Click OK to save the changes and rebuild your interaction model.

Slot Types You Can Extend

You can extend some of the list slot types with additional values. To determine if a slot type can be extended, see the Ext column in the table of list slot types above.

Built-in Intent Library Documentation

Navigate to all built-in intents in the Built-in Intent Library.

Learn more about using the built-in intent library:

Learn more about building your voice interface:

The built-in intent library incorporates material from Schema.org, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0) (the “License”). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. For questions, please reach out to alexa-ontology-support@amazon.com.