Machine Learning At Build 2017

Adnan Masood looks at some of the new machine learning offerings in Azure:

Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) is one of the marquee offerings in cognitive services which contains an entire suite of NLU / NLP capabilities, teaching applications to understand entities, utterances, and genera; commands from user input. Other language services include Bing Spell Check API which detect and correct spelling mistakes, Web Language Model API which helps building knowledge graphs using predictive language models Text Analytics API to perform topic modeling and do sentiment analysis, as well as Translator Text API to perform automatic text translation. The Linguistic Analysis API is a new addition which parses and provide context around language concepts.

In the knowledge spectrum, the Recommendations API to help predict and recommend items, Knowledge Exploration Service to enable interactive search experiences over structured data via natural language inputs, Entity Linking Intelligence Service for NER / disambiguation, Academic Knowledge API (academic content in the Microsoft Academic Graph search), QnA Maker API, and the newly minted custom Decision Service which provides a contextual decision-making API with reinforcement learning features. Search APIs include Autosuggest, news, web, image, video and customized searches.

There are some nice products available on the Azure platform and Adnan does a good job of outlining them.

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