January 20, 2014
A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.
Sentiment analysis is an important community engagement metric, and with APIs like the WebKnox Text Processing API, it is an analytical technique now open to any business. This tutorial examines how to use the WebKnox Text Processing API to conduct a sentiment analysis and to create a visualization that summarizes audience reactions.
IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.