IBM And SoftBank Present Japanese Lingo Watson APIs

Posted: Feb 18 2016, 5:01am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

IBM and SoftBank Present Japanese Lingo Watson APIs
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IBM and SoftBank are ready to present before the public their Japanese lingo Watson APIs.

Two great institutions (IBM and SoftBank) are ready to begin the transmission of half a dozen services in Japanese. These can be used to make Watson applications in the area.

This lingo service will allow local joint partners to put their businesses and firms to good use in creative ways. The Watson APIs that support the Japanese language include: linguistic and speech modes. IBM is especially promoting language services in Japanese.

Among these services are such gems as the Natural Language Classifier. This lets developers create products and apps that catch onto the meaning and intention of the Japanese language.

The art of recovering answers even when queries are put in a number of ways is difficult. But this program allows this to take place in a jiffy. The service termed Dialog lends greater naturalness to application links.

Convo styles are molded in accordance with the personality of the person who asks the questions. Retrieve and Rank increases retrieval of information via machine learning. Signal-to-noise ratio is analyzed to recover the most abstruse of information via this service.

Document Conversion sets the content of the text in different formats. These may include: PDF, Word and HTML. They are then employed by other Watson services such as Retrieve and Rank.

Coming to the speech service, it is an innovation of IBM. This service has two sub-fields which convert speech to text and text to speech.

Ever since Watson began as a platform, many developers have used its services in different regions of the global village. The entry of IBM into the Nippon-Sphere is a new development which is bound to be a success.

"Clients around the world are transforming their businesses with Watson technology, and the newly available language capabilities now bring the power of cognitive to Japan," said Paul Yonamine, General Manager, IBM Japan.

"Cognitive systems understand like humans do, whether that's through natural language, the written word, or a visual cue. They reason - understanding not only information but also the underlying ideas and concepts - and this reasoning ability can become more advanced over time. Cognitive systems also never stop learning, increasing in expertise and becoming more valuable with each interaction - making them unique in today's world. By putting cognitive technologies into the hands of developers and businesses across Japan, we can continue to drive innovation in the region. The expansion of IBM's Japanese language and speech skills will empower partners to design and deliver an entirely new class of cognitive computing apps."

IBM Watson in Japanese became a reality via a joint deal with Japan. This alliance led to the inauguration of a local IBM Watson ecosystem program last year.

Over a dozen ecosystem allies were included in the pact which got signed. Watson’s internal application is also a must so as to generate solutions for the valued clientele.

The use of cognitive systems allows the recognition of language capabilities. Speech, text and visual clues all play a part in this scheme. Reasoning and rationality also enter the arena.

IBM and SoftBank’s alliance is an auspicious one. IBM has three Watson units. Now that Watson APIs in the Japanese language have begun their operations, the integration of the Japanese economy with the rest of the world’s banking system will get facilitated.

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