Category Archives: Azure Cognitive Services

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

Hi, [Update 09/2017: learn how to bring huge capabilities to your bot by watching my free Channel9 course] It is always dangerous to compare softwares/services from different vendors as benchmarking is rarely exhaustive and can sometimes be subject to interpretation … 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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SharePoint-hosted QnA versus QnA Maker, how do they compare to eachother

Hi, [Update: September 2017: QnA Maker V2 is much more efficient than V1. However, the statements in this post are still applicable to documents and other types of datasources that you cannot move to QnA Maker. So feel free to … Continue reading

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Get your analytics to the next level with Azure Cognitive Services

Hi, This blog post is a relay to the official publication on the MVP Award Blog. In a nutshell, I wrote an article about how to leverage the Text Analytics and the Vision APIs, both part of the Azure Cognitive … Continue reading

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Have a #Bing / #Google like search experience in #SPO using Azure Cognitive Services

Hi, Microsoft recently made Azure Cognitive Services available (in preview at the time of writing). This new set of APIs is built on top of Azure’s API Management building block and points to well known APIs (Machine Learning, Bing…) that … Continue reading

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