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.