Microsoft expands availability of Project Oxford machine learning services

Project Oxford API

Microsoft’s Project Oxford is a set of APIs, SDKS and services that allows developers to make their applications more intelligent, engaging and discoverable using features such as vision, speech, facial recognition and language understanding. Today, Microsoft announced the expansion of Project Oxford’s Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) with public beta availability, Chinese language support and more pre-built models. Also, the beta versions of the Project Oxford face, computer vision and speech SDKs are now available on GitHub.

LUIS public beta:

  • Chinese language support: Chinese support has been one of our most commonly requested features, and now you can create LUIS applications in English or Chinese. In addition, LUIS correctly processes Chinese utterances that include fragments of English.
  • Application import and export: Now, all of the data you’ve entered into a LUIS application can be downloaded to a JSON object and new applications can be created by importing that JSON object. This allows developers to copy applications, share applications with others and check their applications into source control – for example, to be versioned alongside the code for the client app that calls LUIS.
  • Increased coverage of pre-built models: LUIS provides access to many of the same models that power Microsoft products, and we’ve more than tripled the number of intents and entities available, to 196 from 56.

Microsoft have used the Project Oxford APIs to create popular sites like How-Old.net and TwinsOrNot.net and now they are making it easier for developers to create their own applications, by adding Project Oxford face, computer vision and speech SDKs to GitHub.

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