Category Archives: NLP

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, 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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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, I’ve a little bit tackled this topic in my previous post but I’m now going to elaborate more and come with concrete results. Before making the comparison between a SharePoint-Hosted QnA and QnA Maker, let me describe shortly what QnA … Continue reading

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

Hi, I recently wrote a blog post on SharePoint’s nextgen searchbox that showed how to use a bot to query SharePoint instead of using the regular searchbox. As many of you know, SharePoint’s search engine is very powerful but end users will … Continue reading

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