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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Available Watson Cognitive Services

Jim Spohrer points to a more complete list of Watson Bluemix services.  I am in the midst of exploring. Here is one example to give you an idea of the granularity of the cognitive offerings.  There are a total of 8 now, but they hint at more coming:

" ... Concept Expansion
Maps euphemisms or colloquial terms to more commonly understood phrases

The Concept Expansion service analyzes text and interprets its meaning based on usage in other similar contexts. For example, it could interpret 'The Big Apple' as meaning 'New York City'. It can be used to create a dictionary of related words and concepts so that euphemisms, colloquialisms, or otherwise unclear phrases can be better understood and analyzed.  .... " 

Update:  An Upcoming webinar on the topic.  Hands On: Building Your Own Watson Powered Application on Bluemix, October 29, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. Eastern / 8:00 a.m. Pacific
Register: http://bit.ly/1sUB50h  

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