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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

Chapter 7. Structuring Unstructured Content Through Watson

Since the beginning of the modern computer era, computers have largely been focused on one thing: computing with numbers. Yes, we have had word processors, email applications, and search engines available to us to work on textual information. But in these cases, for those programs, the language of humans is just a collection of words and punctuation, and words are just characters and symbols—in other words, just numbers to the computer.

One of the great breakthroughs that artificial intelligence (AI) has brought us is its ability to create a stronger recognition of what people mean when they say things in their own natural language. We call this natural language understanding (NLU).

In this chapter, we will explain the Watson Natural Language Understanding service, along with the Watson Knowledge Studio tool that is used to customize the use of the service.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Using computers that recognize...