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Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure

By : Thomas K Abraham, Parashar Shah, Jen Stirrup, Lauri Lehman, Anindita Basak
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Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure

By: Thomas K Abraham, Parashar Shah, Jen Stirrup, Lauri Lehman, Anindita Basak

Overview of this book

Implementing Machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the cloud had not been possible earlier due to the lack of processing power and storage. However, Azure has created ML and AI services that are easy to implement in the cloud. Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure teaches you how to perform advanced ML projects in the cloud in a cost-effective way. The book begins by covering the benefits of ML and AI in the cloud. You will then explore Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process to establish a repeatable process for successful AI development and implementation. You will also gain an understanding of AI technologies available in Azure and the Cognitive Services APIs to integrate them into bot applications. This book lets you explore prebuilt templates with Azure Machine Learning Studio and build a model using canned algorithms that can be deployed as web services. The book then takes you through a preconfigured series of virtual machines in Azure targeted at AI development scenarios. You will get to grips with the ML Server and its capabilities in SQL and HDInsight. In the concluding chapters, you’ll integrate patterns with other non-AI services in Azure. By the end of this book, you will be fully equipped to implement smart cognitive actions in your models.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Cognitive Services for Search APIs

The Search APIs help you search different types of content without having to develop complex search algorithms.

At the time of writing, Cognitive Services provides eight APIs:

  • Bing Web Search

  • Bing Custom Search

  • Bing Video Search

  • Bing Image Search

  • Bing Visual Search

  • Bing Entity Search

  • Bing News Search

  • Bing Autosuggest

In this chapter, we will discuss one API, Bing Visual Search, and leave you to explore the remaining APIs on your own.

Bing Visual Search

The Bing Visual Search API allows users to identify entities and text within images. This means that they can carry out a range of actions, including deriving information from an image and finding similar images, products...