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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By : Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts
Book Image

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

Adding additional skills to your Cognitive Search indexer

It is once again time to build our solution for testing out the capabilities offered by Azure Cognitive Services – in this case, by deploying custom skills to our Cognitive Search indexer. The examples available are wide-ranging but help customers to gain the maximum value from their investment in their Cognitive Search solutions. Solutions for building the next-generation call centers where voice recordings are transcribed, indexed, flagged, and sent to the appropriate person for action have been developed using Cognitive Search with multiple custom skills. This type of deployment helps organizations to enhance their customer service experience, identifies individuals on the calls, translates various languages, makes text searchable from transactions, and so on.

The Form Recognizer service is commonly used as a custom skill within an enrichment pipeline. The service can be leveraged for identifying document types...