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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By : Leif Larsen
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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
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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services
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Setting up a common core

Before we get into the details, we want to set ourselves up for success. At the time of writing, none of the Language APIs we will be covering have NuGet client packages. As such, we will need to call directly to the REST endpoints. Because of this, we will do some work beforehand, to make sure we get away with writing less code.

New project

We will not be adding the APIs to our Smart-House application. Go on and create a new project, using the MVVM template created in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Microsoft Cognitive Services:

  1. Go into the NuGet package manager and install Newtonsoft.Json. This will help us deserialize API responses and serialize request bodies.

  2. Right-click on References.

  3. In the Assemblies tab, select System.Web and System.Runtime.Serialization.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the MainView.xaml file, add a TabControl element. All our additional views will be added as TabItems in the MainView.

Web requests

All the APIs follow the same patterns. They call on their respective...