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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By : Leif Larsen
Book Image

Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By: Leif Larsen

Overview of this book

Take your app development to the next level with Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services. Using Leif's knowledge of each of the powerful APIs, you'll learn how to create smarter apps with more human-like capabilities. ? Discover what each API has to offer and learn how to add it to your app ? Study each AI using theory and practical examples ? Learn current API best practices
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services
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Additional Information on Linguistic Analysis

Chapter 6. Understanding Text

The previous chapter covered the Speech APIs. Throughout this chapter, we will look closer at more Language APIs. We will learn how to use spellcheck features. Moving on, we will see how to use web language models to generate and find the next word and sequences. We will then discover how to detect languages, key phrases, and sentiment in text. Finally, we will look briefly into linguistic analysis. Doing so will teach us how to explore the structure of text, discovering nouns, verbs, and more.

By the end of this chapter, we will have covered the following topics:

  • Checking spelling and recognizing slang and informal language, common names, homonyms, and brands

  • Breaking words, such as hashtags and URLs, into several words

  • Finding the likelihood of a sequence of words appearing together, or a sequence appearing after a given word

  • Detecting language, key phrases, and sentiment in text

  • Executing linguistic analysis of text