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Sentiment analysis is the act of analyzing and classifying subjective information found in written phrases. Developers looking for Sentiment APIs to enhance or create applications that improve customer experience should check out this list of the six most popular Sentiment APIs on ProgrammableWeb.
Microsoft has moved the Azure Quota REST API into general availability, allowing developers to utilize the resource to better manage service limits on the platform. In addition to quota management, the API can also be used to request service increases.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Entertainment, Augmented Reality, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for retrieving data from the App Store and an API for determining walkability in neighborhoods. Here's a look at what is new.
Startup API businesses don’t deserve to exist unless they aggregate. They can gain advantage by aggregating datasets or uses of data. The opportunities to aggregate across big players are highly contested, but there is a new area to gain advantage: Data, and especially data with machine learning.
Google has released an alpha version of Jetpack Compose. It’s a modern UI toolkit that helps developers build apps across Android platforms. It provides native access to platform APIs. Ultimately, the goal is less code, more interactive tools, and Kotlin APIs. V1.0 is expected in 2021.
AIH Technology has announced a new inclusive Facial Recognition as a Service API. The company’s facial recognition algorithm is designed to be ethnicity neutral which many facial recognition providers have failed to accomplish. The API is currently available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Just a month after announcing changes to ML Kit, Google’s machine learning toolkit for mobile application development, that were designed to simplify the developer experience, Google is again adding new features. This week’s announcement is the addition of Digital Ink Recognition.
Canvs, a leader in emotion and behavior insights, announced today that all of Canvs’s solutions can be integrated into any business applications with Canvs APIs, allowing more flexibility and control over how, where, and when companies receive Canvs analytics and data.
Microsoft has expanded Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics. Text Analytics for Health allows users to extract and analyze unstructured medical data. Microsoft trained the engine with a broad range of medical data sets including clinical notes, clinical trials protocols, and more.
Google has made a standalone version of its Machine Learning Kit SDK available to developers, allowing them to create AI-assisted apps directly on devices. The big change includes two new APIs that make it possible to create web-connected ML Kit apps without requiring Firebase.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Cryptocurrency and Machine Learning. Highlights include the LunarCRUSH API which provides trend analysis about cryptocurrency and the QuadPay API for splitting payments into four installments.
Localizing an application opens your reachable market to additional audiences on the other side of current language barriers. In this article, we'll show you how to get started with Google's Cloud Translation API so you can add language auto-translation capabilities to apps and websites.
OpenAI has announced an API for accessing new AI models it develops. The new API takes a different approach from typical AI systems. Most AI systems are designed for specific use cases. OpenAI considers its offering a "general-purpose" AI system provided by a "text in, text out interface."
Text to Speech (TTS) technology is useful for providing audible content from text for accessibility and language translation. The ProgrammableWeb TTS category contains developer resources for adding the technology to applications, including SDKs, code samples and APIs like the 9 in this article.
TensorFlow has added the Quantization Aware Training (QAT) API to its TensorFlow Model Optimization Toolkit. QAT allows developers to train and deploy models in a manner that leverages both quantization and accuracy. Information loss typically associated with quantization is carved out as noise.
Oracle recently announced Java 14. JDK 14 includes sixteen new features, most targeted at improving developer productivity. Additionally, the release includes three features in preview: Pattern Matching for instance of (JEP 305), Records (JEP 359), and Text Blocks (JEP 368).
Google has beta released its new Cloud AI Platform Pipelines. It allows developers to deploy robust, repeatable ML pipelines that include monitoring, auditing, version tracking, and reproducibility. Google has specifically designed the offering to be enterprise-ready, simple to install, and secure.
IBM has announced several new IBM Watson technologies that the company hopes will advance the Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities within Watson APIs. These new features include advanced sentiment analysis, advanced topic clustering, and summarization tools.
The Google Cloud Speech-to-Text API has been updated to include support for seven new languages, additional enhanced telephony models, broader speech adaptation, and more. The improvements to the API serve to improve the availability of Google’s speech recognition technologies across the globe.
In late 2019 Twitter announced Hide Replies, a new feature that was designed to allow users to choose which replies to their content are hidden from the conversation. This troll taming functionality is now being exposed via API, allowing developers to automate the process.