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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

Exploring what services will be used as part of a Cognitive Search solution

Cognitive Search solutions are an amazing way to quickly enrich documents in just about any workload in Azure, on-premises, or in another cloud. You will need to understand, however, the common components required beyond Cognitive Search to deploy a complete solution. In this section, we are going to explore those additional services as Ocean Smart deployed them for the Cognitive Search portion of their KM solution.

For simplicity's sake, all that's really required to deploy the service is a storage account and the Cognitive Search service to have a working solution. After deploying the asset and loading your files into the storage account, you can point your indexer at that storage account and begin an indexing process. This is a fine process for testing the service and understanding how it works, but as you'll see in Chapter 7, Pulling It All Together for a Complete KM Solution, more services...