What is a Slot?


The area between the faceoff circles in the offensive zone is called the slot. It can refer to two places in the rink: the low slot, which is the area directly in front of the goaltender, and the high slot, which is the middle of the ice above the faceoff circles. A well-placed wrist shot from the high slot can be one of the most effective shots in the sport. However, the goaltender must be able to react quickly enough to prevent the puck from slipping through the slot.

A slot is comprised of both operation issue and data paths machinery. In the VLIW world, this relationship is explicitly defined. In the world of dynamically scheduled machines, the slot is often referred to as an execute pipeline. However, this distinction is not always clear. So, what is a slot? Let’s explore its meaning. The definition of a slot is as follows:

A slot may include multiple slots or none at all. When an utterance includes multiple slots, the bot will map each slot to a corresponding entity. Built-in slots map to numbers, while custom ones can be used to map to specific types of data. In addition to these, a location slot can mark a specific location in an utterance. This allows for flexible mapping of the various types of information in an utterance. And the same principle applies to slots in other domains.