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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

Understanding personality through natural language

Now, let's move to another interesting topic—that of personality.

With the Watson Personality Insights service, you can garner insight into the personality of anyone by using anything that they wrote. Before we get deeper into this tool, let's take a moment to deconstruct what this means.

Using natural language to infer personality traits

Psychologists have known for a long time that you can infer someone's personality traits based off of the way they write. Not what they write, but how they write. The way you structure your sentences and paragraphs, and the verbiage you choose—these introduce subtle hints or clues as to what certain personality traits of yours could be. As humans, it's very difficult to understand these sorts of patterns, because they're very complex. However, for computers, analyzing millions of sentences and paragraphs to correlate them with personality traits is definitely plausible. Inference can then be done in a very...