Microsoft Cognitive Services - Service Components

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Last Updated: May 2017

The “Service Components” covered by the Microsoft Cognitive Services Terms (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/cognitive-services-terms/) are:

  1. Academic Knowledge API, a Preview of an http application programming interface that takes query strings as an input and returns annotated information about those query strings, structured query expressions, academic entity search results that match the query, and property distribution histograms of the search result entities (“Academic Knowledge API”);
  2. Bing Autosuggest API free service tier, an https application programming interface that returns query completion suggestions in response to end user input (“Autosuggest API”);
  3. Bing Custom Search Service, a Preview of a service you can use to customize sources and ranking for web search, which you can then access programmatically via a Search API that delivers search results and related metadata in accordance with your customization, in response to end user queries (“Custom Search API”);
  4. Bing Entity and Intent Detection API, a Preview of an https service for identifying and classifying text input to better understand the underlying intent and relevant parts of the text;
  5. Bing Entity Search API, a Preview of an https search application programming interface that enables search for relevant entity or local business and display of results in a user search experience;
  6. Bing Image Search API free service tier, an https search application programming interface that returns image search results and related metadata in response to end user queries (“Image Search API”);
  7. Bing News Search API free service tier, an https search application programming interface that returns news search results and related metadata in response to end user queries (“News Search API”);
  8. Bing Video Search API free service tier, an https search application programming interface that returns video search results and related metadata in response to end user queries (“Video Search API”);
  9. Bing Voice Recognition API, one of the Speech APIs, a Preview of an https application programming interface that take an audio stream as input and turns it into text and which may return language understanding information based on the text (“Recognition API” or “Speech to Text API”);
  10. Bing Voice Output API, one of the Speech APIs, a Preview of an https application programming interface that takes text input and turns it into speech audio (“Output API” or “Text to Speech API”);
  11. Bing Web Search API free service tier, an https search application programming interface that returns search results including webpage, image, video, news, related metadata, and more, in response to end user queries (“Bing Web Search API”);
  12. Bing Spell Check API, a Preview of an https application programming interface that takes text as input returns spelling suggestions (“Spell Check API”);
  13. Computer Vision API, a Preview of an https application programming interface that takes images you provide as an input and returns information about these images such as image format, image categories, image tags, image descriptions, the dominant color, machine learning predictions of whether an image has racy or adult content, and text found in the images; and generates thumbnails (“Computer Vision API”);
  14. Custom Recognition Intelligent Services (CRIS), a Preview of a service you can use to customize the Microsoft speech recognition engine for a particular application, environment, or user group (“CRIS Model Builder”);
  15. Emotion API, a Preview of an http application programming interface that takes images or videos you provide as an input and returns information about faces in those images or videos as machine learning estimated emotions based on facial expressions, and may provide coordinates of faces in the image (“Emotion API”);
  16. Entity Linking Intelligence Service, a Preview of an application programming interface that takes text you provide as an input and returns contextually relevant information related to knowledge of people, locations, and events (“Entity Linking Intelligence Service API”);
  17. Face API, a Preview of an http application programming interface that takes images you provide as an input and returns information about faces in those images such as the coordinates of eyes, nose and mouth of a face in the image, the orientation of the face, a machine learning prediction of the age and gender, and a machine learning prediction of whether a face in one image you provide matches or is similar to faces in other images you provide (“Face API”);
  18. Knowledge Exploration Service, a Preview of a service to enable interactive search experiences within structured data via natural language inputs (“Knowledge Exploration Service API”);
  19. Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS), a Preview of a service you can use to build language understanding models (“LUIS Model Builder”), which you may then access as an http application programming interface that takes text you provide as input and returns language understanding information based on the text (“LUIS API”);
  20. Linguistic Analysis API, a Preview of a service that takes natural language text and analyzes the structure of that text, finding linguistic structures such as sentences, words, parts-of-speech, and constituents (“Linguistic Analysis API”);
  21. QnA Maker, a Preview of a service that helps you build, train and publish a simple question and answer bot or app based on your FAQ URL, structured document or other content;
  22. Speaker Identification, one of the Speaker Recognition APIs, a Preview of a service that takes an audio stream as input and turns it into text that is segmented into clusters by speaker ("Speaker Identification API");
  23. Speaker Recognition API, which includes the Speaker Identification API and the Speaker Verification API;
  24. Speaker Verification, one of the Speaker Recognition APIs, a Preview of a service that returns a machine learning prediction of whether the voice in an audio file you provide matches voices in other audio files you provide ("Speaker Verification API");
  25. Video API, a Preview of an http application programming interface that takes videos you provide as an input and returns information about motion in those videos, faces in those videos, and new versions of those videos with modifications such as stabilization and generating thumbnails (“Video API”);
  26. Web Language Model API, a Preview of an https application programming interface that automates a variety of standard natural language processing tasks (“Web Language Model API”);
  27. Other service Previews that are available under these terms that may be used to build models that can be accessed through APIs (“Other Model Builders”), and other APIs that are available under these terms (“Other APIs”);
  28. documentation, media, sample code, SDKs, and other materials that Microsoft may make available from time to time for use with Model Builders or APIs;
  29. any updates related to the foregoing; and
  30. any support related to the foregoing.

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