July 25, 2016

Google launches cloud service that can analyze language

Google releases beta of the Cloud Natural Language API, allowing extraction of information about people, places, events and other media materials

Google has released the beta version of its Cloud Natural Language API (application program interface). The API supports text in English, Japanese and Spanish and “can meet the scale and performance needs of developers and enterprises in a broad range of industries.”

This new service allows developers to have access to sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis.

Google explain what that means on their website as follows:

Google Cloud Natural Language API reveals the structure and meaning of text by offering powerful machine learning models in an easy to use REST API. You can use it to extract information about people, places, events and much more, mentioned in text documents, news articles or blog posts. You can use it to understand sentiment about your product on social media or parse intent from customer conversations happening in a call center or a messaging app. You can analyze text uploaded in your request or integrate with your document storage on Google Cloud Storage.

The latest launch adds to Google’s growing catalog of machine-learning APIs, and joins their recent launches such as the Cloud Speech API, the Vision API, and the Translate API.

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