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Is there a way to make Alexa recognize URLs?

I'm developing a skill where users need to provide website URLs to Alexa. Unfortunately Alexa is not very good at recognising URLs with the built-in intent slot AMAZON.SearchQuery. I've tried doing some simple solving in the lambda function, like transforming "amazon dot com slash example" into "amazon.com/example", but I would have problems where words like "dot", "slash", "dash" are not intended as punctuation. Is there a way to efficiently recognize URLs, maybe by importing some library in the lambda function?

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Amazon_Bernardo Bezerra answered

Hello and thank you for your message.

This is not something that Alexa is currently able to do. If you think this is a missing feature and that others would gain from it, you can add it as a feature request in Uservoice for Alexa over here.

Regards,
Barry

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