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Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By : Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi
Book Image

Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By: Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi

Overview of this book

Cognitive computing is rapidly becoming a part of every aspect of our lives through data science, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). It allows computing systems to learn and keep on improving as the amount of data in the system increases. This book introduces you to a whole new paradigm of computing – a paradigm that is totally different from the conventional computing of the Information Age. You will learn the concepts of ML, deep learning (DL), neural networks, and AI with the help of IBM Watson APIs. This book will help you build your own applications to understand, and solve problems, and analyze them as per your needs. You will explore various domains of cognitive computing, such as NLP, voice processing, computer vision, emotion analytics, and conversational systems. Equipped with the knowledge of machine learning concepts, how computers do their magic, and the applications of these concepts, you’ll be able to research and apply cognitive computing in your projects.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Getting fancier with how to speak

The voice that is synthesized by Watson, by default, has fairly interesting inflections. Sometimes, however, you will want even more control over how things are said. Watson provides a way to do this with Speech Synthesizer Markup Language (SSML).

For example, if you wanted your expression to sound more upbeat, you can surround that text with the <express-as> XML markup tags, as follows:

<express-as type="GoodNews">I'm so glad you're here with me today.</express-as>

Other expression types include apology and uncertainty.

In addition to the expressive markup, you can also use the voice transformation markup to make the voice sound softer, as follows:

<voice-transformation type="Soft">I'm so glad you're here with me today.</voice-transformation>

Alternatively, you can use voice transformation to make the voice sound younger, as follows:

<voice-transformation type="Young">I'm so glad you're here with me today.</voice-transformation...