Plasticity, an AI-based natural language processing (NLP) solution provider, is scheduled to move its two latest APIs (Lingua Dialogue Engine and Brevis Summarizer) from private to public beta soon. Lingua provides access to "human-like" NLP responses to questions and intents. Brevis provides "extractive or abstractive summarization" of text from articles or other sources. The two APIs add to Plasticity's existing NLP APIs: Sapien Language Engine and Context Knowledge Graph.
When it comes to natural language processing, Plasticity has a vision: "to end robotic chat interfaces by making conversations feel human." Plasticity aims to achieve this humanness through its ground-up built stack that utilizes human common sense, learning, and program synthesis. Its NLP engine includes an entire system that learns concepts, context, and conversation.
With an API strategy, Plasticity aims to provide a centralized solution to offer conversational interfaces for widely distributed use cases. All Plasticity APIs are built with a simple, scalable JSON structure. The Lingua API can specifically be used to include a human-like dialogue within the conversational interface (e.g. chatbots, question/answer, etc.). The Brevis API automatically generates a summary of input text with structured meta data. To access the beta, create a Plasticity account.
You can run a quick Plasticity API demo here. Plasticity is not tied to one of the tech juggernauts which it believes is a competitive advantage to bring NLP to the masses. The company has already gone to market with an API-first strategy for the Sapien and Cortext APIs. Follow the company blog for updates and engagement.