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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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Linking entities based on context

Using the Entity Linking API, we can link entities in text based on the context. Doing so means that we can separate the meaning of a word, based on the usage in the given text. A word, such as times, may mean the newspaper The New York Times. The same word can also be used in a place name, Times Square. The context decides which of the two entities times represents. The API detects entities within given text, and relates all entities to a Wikipedia entry.

We are going to add entity-linking capabilities to our Smart-House application. For now, we will just add a text field input, but in later chapters we will see how it can be utilized.

In Visual Studio, add the Microsoft.ProjectOxford.EntityLinking NuGet package to the project. This contains the client library required to use the API.

Add a new file, the EntityLinking.cs file, to the Model folder. Beneath the class, EntityLinking, add a new class called EntityLinkingErrorEventArgs. This will allow us to raise...