Microsoft Cognitive Services updates - Bing Entity Search API and Project Prague

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Microsoft Cognitive Services enables developers to augment the next generation of applications with the ability to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret needs using natural methods of communication.


Today, we are excited to announce several service updates:


  • We are launching Bing Entity Search API, a new service available in Free Preview which makes it easy for developers to build experiences that leverage the power of Bing knowledge graph with more engaging contextual experiences. Tap into the power of the web to search for the most relevant entities such as movies, books, famous people, and US local businesses, and easily provide primary details and information sources about them.
  • Microsoft Cognitive Services Lab’s Project Prague is now available. Project Prague lets you control and interact with devices using gestures to have a more intuitive and natural experience.
  • Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project, is now available for download. It provides presenters the ability to add subtitles to their presentations in real time, in the same language for accessibility scenarios or in another language for multi-language situations. With customized speech recognition, presenters have the option to customize the speech recognition engine (English or Chinese) using the vocabulary within the slides and slide notes to adapt to jargon, technical terms, product, place names, etc. Presentation Translator is powered by the Microsoft Translator live feature, built on the Translator APIs of Microsoft Cognitive Services.


Read more about it on the Azure blog.

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