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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By : Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts
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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By: Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts

Overview of this book

Azure Cognitive Services and OpenAI are a set of pre-built artificial intelligence (AI) solution APIs that can be leveraged from existing applications, allowing customers to take advantage of Microsoft’s award-winning Vision, Speech, Text, Decision, and GPT-4 AI capabilities. With Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services, you’ll work through industry-specific examples of implementations to get a head-start in your production journey. You’ll begin with an overview of the categorization of Azure Cognitive Services and the benefits of embracing AI solutions for practical business applications. After that, you’ll explore the benefits of using Azure Cognitive Services to optimize efficiency and improve predictive capabilities. Then, you’ll learn how to leverage Vision capabilities for quality control, Form Recognizer to streamline supply chain nuances, language understanding to improve customer service, and Cognitive Search for next-generation knowledge-mining solutions. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to implement various Cognitive Services solutions that will help you enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience at your organization. You’ll also be well equipped to automate mundane tasks by reaping the full potential of OpenAI.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Ocean Smart – an AI Success Story
Part 2: Deploying Next-Generation Knowledge Mining Solutions with Azure Cognitive Search
Part 3: Other Cognitive Services That Will Help Your Company Optimize Operations

Using cognitive services to develop knowledge mining solutions

When considering which cognitive services to use to enhance your knowledge mining solution, you can assume certain options will be used by default. These are the services that are most commonly used for text-based operations where you may have handwritten documents or notes, and further details can be extrapolated from that text. Let's go through the services that will enhance your document stores and help build a more complete knowledge mining solution in Azure, as follows:

  • OCR—OCR capabilities provide organizations with the ability to capture text within documents and surface that text for searching and indexing. These capabilities are extended beyond what can be extracted from digitized text to handwritten and other forms of text to be captured.
  • Sentiment analysis—This gives us the ability to gain insight into the tone of the resource being analyzed and helps with determining whether there...