Microsoft Azure has been offering services (APIs) in Cognitive Computing space. Azure has offered services in all prominent categories of Cognitive computing 1. Computer Vision 2. Speech 3. Language

  1. Computer Vision :-

Computer Vision API : This feature returns information about visual content found in an image. Use tagging, descriptions and domain-specific models to identify content and label it with confidence

Face API : The API will return a confidence score about how likely it is that the two faces belong to one person

Content Moderation API : Image Moderation that detect potentially offensive or unwanted images. Text Moderation that detect potentially offensive or unwanted texts of various languages.Video Moderation that detect potentially offensive or unwanted video content

Custom Vision Service : It tags a new image based on the inbuilt models or the models built through training datasets given by you.

Video API : It produces stable video output, detects motion, creates intelligent thumbnails and detects and tracks faces

Emotion API : It analyse faces to detect a range of feelings and personalise your app’s responses

Video Indexer : It finds insights of video such as entities of speech, sentiment polarity of speech, audio timeline

2. Speech :–

Custom Speech Service : It overcome speech recognition barriers such as speaking style, vocabulary and background noise

Translator Speech API : It enables real-time speech translation

Speaker Identification API: It can identify the speakers based on speech sample of each speaker in the given audio data.

Bing Speech API: It convert audio to text, understand intent and convert text back to speech for natural responsiveness

3. Language :–

Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) : It provides simple tools which enable you to build your own language models (intents/entities) which allow any application/bot to understand your commands and act accordingly

Text Analytics API : It evaluates sentiment and topics to understand what users want

Translator Text API : It automatically identifies the language and the translates into another language real time

Web Language Model API:  It insert spaces into a string of words lacking spaces automatically.

Bing Spell Check API : It enable users correct spelling errors, recognise the difference among names, brand names and slang, as well as understand homophones as they are typing

Linguistic Analysis API : It allows you to identify the concepts and actions in your text with part-of-speech tagging and find phrases and concepts using natural language parsers. It is highly useful for mining customer feedback.


Hope you get the essence of Azure services in Cognitive computing.


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