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COGNIGY.AI is the Conversational AI Platform focused on the needs of large enterprises to develop, deploy and run Conversational AI’s on any conversational channel.

Given the arising need of voice interfaces as the most natural way of communicating with brands, Cognigy was founded in 2016 by Sascha Poggemann and Phil Heltewig. Our mission: to enable all devices and applications to intelligently communicate with their users via naturally spoken or written dialogue.

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Any Slots

Any Slots are catch-all placeholder slots that allow you to match keyphrases of arbitrary length outside of your Lexicons. If user input matches the placeholder slot exactly it will populate a Cognigy Slot with the matched content. The result is the same as if the matched user input had been added to an attached Lexicon as a keyphrase.

To add an Any Slot, simply annotate a word in your example sentence and select the "Any-Slot" type. Then enter the desired slot name.

An example sentence with Any Slot "movie_title" such as...

...will dynamically add user input that matches the pattern exactly to the slot movie_title:

Any input content that matches the pattern of an Any Slot in your example sentences exactly will be populated as a new Cognigy Slot. The result will be the same as if you had populated a Lexicon with the tag of your placeholder Any Slot and a keyphrase identical to the matched user input.



  • Up to 4 different Any Slots per sentence
  • Up to 500 example sentences with Any Slots per Flow
  • Example sentences with Any Slots must be less than 400 characters long
  • Any Slot patterns are interpreted exact matching and will always trigger a 1 score on the intent. Lexicon Synonyms or Annotations are treated synonymous for the purpose of matching.

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