Thank you for using the Concept Insights service on Bluemix. We’d like to inform you that we are retiring the Concept Insights service on July 19, 2016. AlchemyAPI’s concept function can be used as a replacement for most Concept Insights use cases; therefore, we encourage existing Concept Insights service users to migrate to AlchemyAPI.
We’re excited to announce that today Watson Conversation has moved from Experimental to General Availability. Here’s what you need to know including instructions on how to import your experimental workspace to GA.
Relationship Expansion capabilities have merged and are now available as part of the AlchemyLanguage offering. As such, we are retiring Relationship Extraction as a standalone service, and it will no longer be available in the Bluemix catalog.
We’re excited to announce that IBM Watson Explorer v11.0.1 is now available and introduces a whole set of noteworthy new capabilities and enhancements. Watson™ Explorer v11.0.1 expands the key cognitive search capabilities.
Many Watson Developer Cloud services and other cognitive software systems provide a numerical score for how confident the system is in some result. For example, the IBM Watson Retrieve and Rank service provides a Ranker confidence score. The IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier also provides a confidence score as do Watson services for language identification, speech processing, entity and relation detection.
Last year we announced a major milestone in English conversational speech recognition: a system that achieved an 8% word error rate (WER) on a very popular benchmark called the Switchboard database. The IBM Watson team composed of Tom Sercu, Steven Rennie, Jeff Kuo and myself are pleased to report a new record performance of 6.9% WER on the same task.
A software update to Fix Pack 3 for Watson Explorer v11 is now available and contains new capabilities for Foundational and Analytical Components including Application Builder enhancements, features that simplify deployment, and updated browser and operating system support.
It has been almost a year since our inaugural World of Watson Hackathon and we can’t wait to host you again for hands-on time with Watson APIs. Join us May 21-22, 2016 in a premier state-of-the-art location, New York City’s own Pier 36.