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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


You should now have a good understanding of the power of Watson to understand your literature, how to use the Natural Language Understanding API to get that assessment from Watson, and how to use the Watson Knowledge Studio to build a custom model to help Watson understand the specifics of your domain.

Language is a complex thing. It is full of nuance, subtlety, innuendo, and metaphors. We take that complexity for granted—hardly even thinking about those details as we communicate with each other, especially through the medium of written language. Until now, there hasn't been a good way for a computer to understand any of that about our language. That's not to say that NLU will teach the computer deeper reasoning skills, but it is an enormous leap forward to have it at least recognize the things we say, the variations we may apply to saying them, and to use context to disambiguate different meanings.

In the next chapter, we will bring all of the concepts discussed in this book together...