We are proud to announce that the IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier (NLC) service can now be trained to understand French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Arabic, in addition to English. Similar to how you and I and learn, NLC has been trained by reading and learning the nuances of those languages. This differs from machine translation as it is not a word for word translation, where the meaning behind the words can get lost in translation. Instead, NLC creates a model that interprets and classifies in the supported languages.
These new supported languages will allow you to bring our state of the art natural language classification technology into your non-English and multilingual applications. See our NLC documentation for more information on training classifiers in all supported languages.