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Slot Type Reference

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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:

In addition, you can extend some of the built-in slot types. See Extending a Built-in Slot Type with Custom Values .

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 (UK)
English (US)
German
AMAZON.DURATION Converts words that indicate durations (“five minutes”) into a numeric duration (“PT5M”). English (UK)
English (US)
German
AMAZON.FOUR_DIGIT_NUMBER Converts words that represent four-digit numbers (“nineteen forty five” into digits (“1945”). English (UK)
English (US)
German
AMAZON.NUMBER Converts numeric words (“five”) into digits (such as “5”). English (UK)
English (US)
German
AMAZON.TIME Converts words that indicate time (“four in the morning”, “two p m”) into a time value (“04:00”, “14:00”). English (UK)
English (US)
German

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”, 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)
  • The utterance “now” resolves to the indicator PRESENT_REF rather than a specific date or time.
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
  • “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”: PRESENT_REF

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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 (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.FOUR_DIGIT_NUMBER

Provides recognition for four-digit numbers. This is useful for input such as years. The user can speak the number in a variety of ways. The Alexa service sends your service the recognized digits.

Examples:

  • “one nine four five”: 1945
  • “nineteen forty five”: 1945
  • “one thousand nine hundred forty five”: 1945

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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 (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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.
Slot Type Short Description Sample List Values Supported Languages Availability

AMAZON.Actor

Names of actors and actresses.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.AdministrativeArea

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.AggregateRating

Words describing the overall rating for an item.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Airline

Names of a variety of airlines.

  • alaska airlines
  • british airways
  • coyne aviation
  • delta airlines
  • dolphin air
  • maestro
  • pan american airways
  • wow air

English (US)

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AMAZON.Airport

Names of a variety of airports.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Animal

Names of many different animals.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Artist

Full names of artists.

  • justin bieber
  • keisha
  • michael jackson
  • paul mccartney

English (US)

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AMAZON.AT_CITY

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • graz
  • vienna

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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AMAZON.Athlete

Full names of athletes.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Author

Full names of authors.

  • mark twain
  • stephen king
  • william butler
  • william shakespeare

English (US)

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AMAZON.Book

Titles of books.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.BookSeries

Titles of multi-book series.

  • harry potter
  • silence of the lambs

English (US)

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AMAZON.BroadcastChannel

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.CivicStructure

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Color

Names of colors.

  • lemon
  • light green
  • red
  • scarlet
  • sea blue

English (US)

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AMAZON.Comic

Titles of comic books.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Corporation

Full names of corporations.

  • amazon
  • apple
  • citigroup incorporated
  • general electric
  • southwest airlines

English (US)

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AMAZON.Country

Names of countries around the world.

  • argentina
  • nepal
  • new zealand
  • nigeria
  • sri lanka
  • the united kingdom
  • united states

English (US)

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AMAZON.CreativeWorkType

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.DayOfWeek

Calendar days of the week.

  • friday
  • monday
  • saturday
  • tuesday
  • wednesday

English (US)

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AMAZON.DE_CITY

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • annika
  • finn
  • jens

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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AMAZON.Dessert

Names of various desserts.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.DeviceType

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

  • ac
  • air conditioner
  • camera
  • lights
  • monitor
  • power
  • tablet
  • tablet computer

English (US)

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AMAZON.Director

Full names of film directors.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Drink

Names of beverages.

  • apple cider
  • chartreuse
  • coke
  • espresso
  • martini
  • old-fashioned
  • orange juice
  • tea

English (US)

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AMAZON.EducationalOrganization

Names of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • kempten
  • loures

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.EventType

Words describing different types of events.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Festival

Names of festivals.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.FictionalCharacter

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

  • batman
  • captain america
  • doctor who
  • harley quinn

English (US)

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AMAZON.FinancialService

Names of businesses that provide financial services.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Food

Names of food items.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.FoodEstablishment

Names of businesses that serve food.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Game

Names of many different games.

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

English (US)

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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.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • liverpool
  • rhymney

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • john
  • stephen

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • midlands west
  • scotland
  • west midlands

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.Genre

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Landform

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings

Names of historical buildings and landmarks.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Language

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.LocalBusiness

Names of businesses.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.LocalBusinessType

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MedicalOrganization

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Month

Names of calendar months.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Movie

Titles of movies.

  • mad max fury road
  • office space
  • star wars
  • the sixth sense

English (US)

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AMAZON.MovieSeries

Titles of several multi-movie series.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MovieTheater

Names of movie theaters.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicAlbum

Names of music albums.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicCreativeWorkType

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicEvent

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicGroup

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Musician

Full names of musicians.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicPlaylist

Names commonly used to describe playlists for music.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicRecording

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicVenue

Names of venues that are used for musical performances.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.MusicVideo

Titles of music videos.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Organization

Names of non-governmental organizations.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Person

Full names of real and fictional people.

  • mark twain
  • stephen fry
  • stephen king

English (US)

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AMAZON.PostalAddress

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Professional

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.ProfessionalType

Words describing a variety of professions.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.RadioChannel

Names of radio channels and programs.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Residence

Names of well-known residences.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Room

Names of rooms typical in houses and other buildings.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.ScreeningEvent

Names of events for screening films.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Service

Names of services.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.SocialMediaPlatform

Names of social media platforms.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.SoftwareApplication

Names of software programs and apps.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.SoftwareGame

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

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.Sport

Names of sports.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.SportsEvent

Names of sporting events.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.SportsTeam

Names of many sports teams.

  • bruins
  • celtics
  • patriots
  • red bulls
  • red sox

English (US)

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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.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.TelevisionChannel

Names and abbreviations for television channels.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.TVEpisode

Titles of television episodes.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.TVSeason

Names of seasons of television shows.

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

English (US)

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AMAZON.TVSeries

Titles of many television series.

  • big bang theory
  • game of thrones
  • homeland
  • justified
  • star trek

English (US)

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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.

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • n.y.c.
  • new york
  • seattle

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

  • annie
  • eric
  • john
  • stephen
  • steve

English (UK)
English (US)
German

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AMAZON.US_STATE

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

English (UK)
English (US)
German

Available

AMAZON.VideoGame

Titles of video games.

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

English (US)

Developer Preview

AMAZON.WeatherCondition

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

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

English (US)

Developer Preview

AMAZON.WrittenCreativeWorkType

Words describing written works, such as books and poems.

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

English (US)

Developer Preview

AMAZON.LITERAL

This slot type passes the recognized words for the slot value with no conversion. You must define a set of representative slot values as part of your sample utterances. This is primarily provided for compatibility with earlier versions of the Alexa Skills Kit.

See LITERAL Slot Type Reference for details.

Defined with your sample utterances, as described in LITERAL Slot Type Reference.

English (US)

AMAZON.Actor

Names of actors and actresses.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.AdministrativeArea

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.AggregateRating

Words describing the overall rating for an item.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Airline

Names of a variety of airlines.

Examples:

  • alaska airlines
  • british airways
  • coyne aviation
  • delta airlines
  • dolphin air
  • maestro
  • pan american airways
  • wow air

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Airport

Names of a variety of airports.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Animal

Names of many different animals.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Artist

Full names of artists.

Examples:

  • justin bieber
  • keisha
  • michael jackson
  • paul mccartney

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.AT_CITY

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

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.

Examples:

  • graz
  • vienna

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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.

Examples:

  • nideristaraich
  • steiermark

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.Athlete

Full names of athletes.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Author

Full names of authors.

Examples:

  • mark twain
  • stephen king
  • william butler
  • william shakespeare

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Book

Titles of books.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.BookSeries

Titles of multi-book series.

Examples:

  • harry potter
  • silence of the lambs

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.BroadcastChannel

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.CivicStructure

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Color

Names of colors.

Examples:

  • lemon
  • light green
  • red
  • scarlet
  • sea blue

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Comic

Titles of comic books.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Corporation

Full names of corporations.

Examples:

  • amazon
  • apple
  • citigroup incorporated
  • general electric
  • southwest airlines

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Country

Names of countries around the world.

Examples:

  • argentina
  • nepal
  • new zealand
  • nigeria
  • sri lanka
  • the united kingdom
  • united states

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.CreativeWorkType

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.DayOfWeek

Calendar days of the week.

Examples:

  • friday
  • monday
  • saturday
  • tuesday
  • wednesday

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.DE_CITY

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

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.

Examples:

  • berlin wilmersdorf
  • reinheim

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.DE_FIRST_NAME

Thousands of popular first names commonly used by speakers Germany.

The 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.

Examples:

  • annika
  • finn
  • jens

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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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.

Examples:

  • freistaat bayern
  • rheinland pfalz

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.Dessert

Names of various desserts.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.DeviceType

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

Examples:

  • ac
  • air conditioner
  • camera
  • lights
  • monitor
  • power
  • tablet
  • tablet computer

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Director

Full names of film directors.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Drink

Names of beverages.

Examples:

  • apple cider
  • chartreuse
  • coke
  • espresso
  • martini
  • old-fashioned
  • orange juice
  • tea

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.EducationalOrganization

Names of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.EUROPE_CITY

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

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.

Examples:

  • kempten
  • loures

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.EventType

Words describing different types of events.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Festival

Names of festivals.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.FictionalCharacter

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

Examples:

  • batman
  • captain america
  • doctor who
  • harley quinn

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.FinancialService

Names of businesses that provide financial services.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Food

Names of food items.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.FoodEstablishment

Names of businesses that serve food.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Game

Names of many different games.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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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.

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.

Examples:

  • liverpool
  • rhymney

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.GB_FIRST_NAME

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

The 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.

Examples:

  • john
  • stephen

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.GB_REGION

Provides recognition for counties and regions of the United Kingdom.

Examples:

  • midlands west
  • scotland
  • west midlands

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.Genre

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Landform

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings

Names of historical buildings and landmarks.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Language

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.LocalBusiness

Names of businesses.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.LocalBusinessType

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.MedicalOrganization

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Month

Names of calendar months.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Movie

Titles of movies.

Examples:

  • mad max fury road
  • office space
  • star wars
  • the sixth sense

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.MovieSeries

Titles of several multi-movie series.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MovieTheater

Names of movie theaters.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicAlbum

Names of music albums.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicCreativeWorkType

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicEvent

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicGroup

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Musician

Full names of musicians.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicPlaylist

Names commonly used to describe playlists for music.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.MusicRecording

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicVenue

Names of venues that are used for musical performances.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.MusicVideo

Titles of music videos.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Organization

Names of non-governmental organizations.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Person

Full names of real and fictional people.

Examples:

  • mark twain
  • stephen fry
  • stephen king

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.PostalAddress

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Professional

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.ProfessionalType

Words describing a variety of professions.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.RadioChannel

Names of radio channels and programs.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Residence

Names of well-known residences.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Room

Names of rooms typical in houses and other buildings.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.ScreeningEvent

Names of events for screening films.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
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AMAZON.Service

Names of services.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.SocialMediaPlatform

Names of social media platforms.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.SoftwareApplication

Names of software programs and apps.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.SoftwareGame

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.Sport

Names of sports.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.SportsEvent

Names of sporting events.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.SportsTeam

Names of many sports teams.

Examples:

  • bruins
  • celtics
  • patriots
  • red bulls
  • red sox

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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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.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.TelevisionChannel

Names and abbreviations for television channels.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.TVEpisode

Titles of television episodes.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.TVSeason

Names of seasons of television shows.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.TVSeries

Titles of many television series.

Examples:

  • big bang theory
  • game of thrones
  • homeland
  • justified
  • star trek

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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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.

This slot type recognizes common variations of city names, such as “n.y.c” for New York City. 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.

Examples:

  • n.y.c.
  • new york
  • seattle

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME

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

The slot type recognizes both formal names and nicknames (for example, both the formal name “Stephen” and the nickname “Steve” would be recognized). 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 example, if the user says “steve”, your skill receives “Steve”, not “Stephen”).

For first names that sound alike, but are spelled differently (such as “John” and “Jon”), the Alexa service typically sends your service a single common form. For example, both “John” and “Jon” would normally generate the common form “John”.

Examples:

  • annie
  • eric
  • john
  • stephen
  • steve

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.US_STATE

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

This slot type recognizes both full state names (for example, “alabama”, washington”) and spelled-out abbreviations (for instance, “AL” or “WA”, provided the user speaks each letter in these abbreviations). Your service is sent either the full name or abbreviation, whichever the user speaks.

Examples:

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

You can extend this slot type with additional values.

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

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • German

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AMAZON.VideoGame

Titles of video games.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.WeatherCondition

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

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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AMAZON.WrittenCreativeWorkType

Words describing written works, such as books and poems.

Examples:

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

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

  • English (US)
This slot type is currently in developer preview.

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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 over 15,000 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.

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

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 the following types with additional values:

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.