Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

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Learn
  • Identify a person through visual inspection and audio
  • Reduce user effort by utilizing AI-like capabilities
  • Understand how to analyze images and text in different manners
  • Find out how to analyze images using Vision APIs
  • Add video analysis to applications using Vision APIs
  • Utilize Search to find anything you want
  • Analyze text to extract information and explore the structure of the text
About

Microsoft has revamped its Project Oxford to launch the all new Cognitive Services platform—a set of 21 APIs to add speech, vision, language, and knowledge capabilities to apps.

This book will introduce you to all 21 APIs released as part of Cognitive Services platform and show you how to leverage their capabilities. More importantly, you’ll see how the power of these APIs can be combined to build real-world apps that have cognitive capabilities. The book is split into three sections: computer vision, speech recognition and language processing, and knowledge and search.

You will be taken through the vision APIs at first as this is very visual, and not too complex. The next part revolves around speech and language, which are somewhat connected. The last part is about adding real-world intelligence to apps by connecting them to Knowledge and Search APIs.

By the end of this book, you will be in a position to understand what Microsoft Cognitive Service can offer and how to use the different APIs.

Features
  • Explore the capabilities of all 21 APIs released as part of the Cognitive Services platform
  • Build intelligent apps that combine the power of computer vision, speech recognition, and language processing
  • Give your apps human-like cognitive intelligence with this hands-on guide
Page Count 372
Course Length 11 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781786467843
Date Of Publication 20 Mar 2017

Authors

Leif Larsen

Leif Larsen is a software engineer based in Norway. After earning a degree in computer engineering, he went on to work with the design and configuration of industrial control systems, for the most part, in the oil and gas industry. Over the last few years, he has worked as a developer, developing and maintaining geographical information systems, working with .NET technology. Today, he is working with a start-up, developing a brand new SaaS product. In his spare time, he develops mobile apps and explores new technologies to keep up with the high-paced tech world.

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You can find out more about him by checking out his blog, "Leif Larsen", and following him on Twitter (@leif_larsen) and LinkedIn (lhlarsen).