Azure Cognitive Services Improved Language Capabilities [Build 2020]

May 19, 2020
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Azure Cognitive Services Features Enhance Language Capabilities in Apps

Azure Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every developer—without requiring machine-learning expertise.

Microsoft is announcing several new features and improvements across Azure Cognitive Services to enable developers to incorporate AI capabilities into their applications. They are:

Language Understanding: The Language Understanding service has revamped the labeling experience, making it easier to build apps and bots that can understand the complex language structures people tend to use. Think about the following order: “I want a large chicken pizza without sauce and a medium pizza with olives.” The user has used two different language structures within the same order. This new portal makes it easier to break apart complex requests into related parts.

QnA Maker: QnA Maker is a service that intelligently parses existing content such as FAQ pages or other document types into Q&A pairs. The service produces a “knowledge base,” which is a set of questions and answers. Inevitably, multiple users will want to edit and curate the knowledge base. With Role-based Access Control (RBAC), users can now collaborate on knowledge bases, making it even easier to collaborate on rapid bot development. Additionally, QnA Maker is now giving more control to content managers, enabling them to use a rich text editor to control the formatting of responses to users.

Visit the Azure blog to learn more.

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