Category Archives: Azure Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Episode 2 – Creating & Consuming a Cognitive Service. Getting started with a minimal chatbot

Episode 1 was a global introduction to AI & Cognitive Services. Episode 2 is much more hands-on oriented and is aimed at building fundamental assets for the next episodes. You will learn how to get started with a minimal chatbot … Continue reading

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Azure Cognitive Services – Episode 1 – Setting the scene

In this episode, I will draw the AI landscape of the Microsoft ecosystem. I want you to be a little more familiar with fundamental topics such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing which might sound a little … Continue reading

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#NuGet package for the #linguistic analysis API

Hi, As you might have seen, the Linguistic Analysis API of the Azure Cognitive Services is available as part of the language category. It allows you to perform POS-tagging, which is basically a way to identify each word and its … Continue reading

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IBM Watson’s Conversation Service vs LUIS+Bot framework to build chatbots

Hi, It is always dangerous to compare softwares/services from different vendors as benchmarking is rarely exhaustive and can sometimes be subject to interpretation and misunderstanding. On top of that, hardcore fans of vendors might lose their common sense and objectivity … Continue reading

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AI at a fingertips with Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services & Azure Machine Learning

Hi, Today, Bots & more particularly Chatbots are on every lip! Why this buzz? The answer is very easy: AI has become mainstream thanks to vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and others. Chatbots make use of computational linguistics behind the … Continue reading

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Think twice before enabling Bing Spell Check at LUIS level

Hi, Enabling Bing Spell Check, one of the Azure Cognitive Services at LUIS level is a piece of cake, indeed, this involves the following steps: Getting a key Registering the key in LUIS Associating that key to your LUIS application … Continue reading

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How to properly train Microsoft LUIS?

Hi, I’m now working with LUIS since late December 2016 and I have detected some patterns that I think can be very useful when training your models. My observations are based on models that served different purposes. I’m not going … Continue reading

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