Category Archives: NLP

Full free online course on NLP with Azure Cognitive Services

Hi, With the recent publishing on my 6th episode, I just closed the chapter on using NLP with Azure Cognitive Services. In this course, I explain little by little how to build a chatbot that deals with various tasks, each … Continue reading

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Natural search against #rdbms & #ecm from within #chatbots using #luis & #linguisticanalysis

Hi, My 5th episode on Cognitive Services has been published this week-end https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/MVP-Azure/Cognitive-Services-Episode-5-Natural-search-with-the-Linguistics-API Happy AI!

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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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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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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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LUIS and POS-Tagging, better together to build great bots

Hi, [Update: 09/2017]: I demonstrate this from A to Z in my online course on Channel9 https://channel9.msdn.com/niners/stephaneey , feel free to watch episode 5 demonstrating this using Azure Cognitive Services. I recently wrote a blog post on SharePoint’s nextgen searchbox that showed how to … Continue reading

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Writing a #cognitive #bot that leverages #luis #azureml and #qna maker

Hi, [Update 09/2017: learn how to bring huge capabilities to your bot by watching my free Channel9 course] In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to create the boilerplate code & actions to leverage a magic set … Continue reading

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